La Camioneta, The journey of one American school bus

by Shannon McCullough Anyone living in or visiting Guatemala knows that the majority of camionetas are converted U.S. school buses. While traveling through Guatemala as part of his Latin American studies, filmmaker Mark Kendall became intrigued with the transformation process after having a conversation with a camioneta driver. It was in that moment he became inspired to share the story […]

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Hugo González Ayala, Grandes Ideas y Pequeños Formatos

by Linda Conard As you approach the landscapes of Hugo González Ayala, you may feel enveloped by the streets of La Antigua Guatemala or the Highland countryside, but it is more of a gentle embrace than entrapment. Hard lines in street scenes curve inward yet remain in perfect perspective, so the viewer almost feels more balanced within the painting than […]

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I Exposición Nacional de Orquídeas

I Exposición Nacional de Orquídeas by Rudy Girón

La Asociación de Orquideología de La Antigua Guatemala AOLAG, presenta su I Exposición Nacional de Orquídeas, del 29 de mayo al 2 de junio en Museo de Arte Colonial, ubicado en la 5ta. Calle Oriente No. 5 de La Antigua Guatemala. . A partir del 30 de mayo al 2 de junio la exposición estará abierta en el horario de […]

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Gallery of the Inauguration of Pattie Trayno’s Exhibit at Panza Verde Gallery

Galería Panza Verde is currently showing the photographic work of Pattie Traynor entitled “Grace.” Pattie Traynor, a California native, is presenting a series of portraits from four different destinations where she has traveled. Traynor stills uses black and white film for her photography. Galería Panza Verde se encuentra exponiendo el arte fotográfico de Pattie Traynor. Fotógrafa de Los Angeles California […]

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Maya Woman Series on Exhibit

Wendy Carpenter’s work in weaving, dyeing and basketry spans more than 35 years. The accomplished fiber artist has spent the past nine years working with craftsmen and women in Central America and Mexico on textile designs and organizing sewing cooperatives, as well as custom-cutting jadeite and quartz geodes for making jewelry. Her Maya Woman series on exhibit at La Antigua […]

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25 Years of El Attico

An art gallery that doubles as a research center It’s not just technology that has changed since El Attico first opened its doors in April 1988. Back then it was an antique shop that doubled as an art gallery; now it’s an art gallery that doubles as a research center. “The antique shop was dwindling, while the art gallery was […]

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Inauguración del XII Festival Internacional de Cultura Paiz

Cada dos años la Fundación Paiz organiza un festival de arte y cultura en la ciudad de La Antigua Guatemala. Este es el XII festival y la inauguración se realizó en la Plaza Mayor (parque central) con la presentación de la Orquesta de Bob Porter y el grupo Malacates Trébol Shop. Asistentes de todas las edades pudieron presenciar este evento […]

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Voca People at Festival Internacional de Cultura Paiz

They are out of this world! This month the XII Festival Internacional de Cultura Paiz—La Nueva Era features VocaPeople who will be performing in La Antigua Guatemala on Sat., Feb. 2 and Sun., Feb. 3, both performances at 7 p.m., La Ermita de la Santa Cruz. Following is an offbeat interview with Lior Kalfo, creator and director of VocaPeople: Tell […]

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El Mundo del Artista Maya

Una impresionante exposición de piezas arqueológicas que muestran la visión del Mundo del Artista Maya, se presentará en el marco del XII Festival Internacional de Cultura Paiz, acompañada de un ciclo de conversatorios a cargo de expertos en el tema. La XII edición del Festival Internacional de Cultura Paiz, además de presentar al público originales eventos musicales, también contará con […]

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Vive la nueva era: Inside the XII International Paiz Festival

The new phrase for the XII International Paiz Festival is very appropriate as Guatemala has launched itself into a new era with the 13 Baktun, progress in democracy and even with its first medal at the recent Olympics! While the Paiz Festival has been bringing some of the best cultural activities to Antigua since the 1970s, this month we look […]

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Latest works by Byron Rabé at Mesón Panza Verde

Latest works by Byron Rabé at Mesón Panza Verde by Nelo Mijangos

“Pienso e colores como en luz flotando atravezando lentamente el tiempo y el espacio” con esta declaración Byron Rabé nos introduce a su obra “La danza de la armonía universal”. El artista guatemalteco está presentado en la galería “Panza Verde” una colección en la que une la cultura maya con su arte. “I think in colors like floating light traversing […]

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Works by Clemens Luhmann at Mesón Panza Verde

Works by Clemens Luhmann at Mesón Panza Verde by Nelo Mijangos

The artist Clemens Luhmann begins this exhibition with the text, “The meeting of randomness with intent… that’s the present moment.” The artist, from Germany and living in Guatemala since a long time ago, shows us a series full of color and lines that stimulate our creativity and imagination to go beyond his strokes. El artista Clemens Luhmann inicia esta obra […]

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Inauguration of Exhibit Con Ojos de Niño

Inauguration of Exhibit Con Ojos de Niño by Nelo Mijangos

El artista antigüeño Miguel De León presento su obra “con ojos de niño”. Al hablar de esta colección él explico que se trata de una serie de imágenes que le recordaban su niñez en La Antigua Guatemala, viendo a esos personajes tan peculiares que permanecen en su mente y la de tantos antigüemos, que lastimosamente ahora ya son mas difíciles […]

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Inauguration of works by Zachary Zimmerman at Mesón Panza Verde

Inauguration of works by Zachary Zimmerman at Mesón Panza Verde by Nelo Mijangos

On Wednesday 12 at 5pm Panza Verde held the inauguration of works by Zachary Zimmerman. www.zzimagery.blogspot.com. You can visit Mesón Panza Verde (tel: 7832-2925), 5a av. sur #19, La Antigua to look at the paintings of Mr. Zimmerman.

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Presentation of the book “Sin Límites” by Andrea Cardona

Presentation of the book "Sin Límites" by Andrea Cardona (photo by Nelo Mijangos)

“Sin Límites” or “Without Limits” is the title of the book presented by Andrea Cardona after two years of working on it where she presents the life lessons she learned on her way to climb Mount Everest; thus becoming the first Central American woman to do so. This book is not just for climbers, but for anyone trying overcome obstacles […]

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Inauguration of “Escenarios Legítimos” Exhibition at The French Alliance in Guatemala City

Inauguration of "Escenarios Legítimos" Exhibition at The French Alliance by Nelo Mijangos

Mario Santizo, Regina José Galindo, Luis Molina y Álvaro Arrivillaga, Clara de Tezanos, Angélica Sánchez y Miguel Ávila presentaron una exposición colectiva titulada “Escenarios Legítimos” en la que construyen escenarios que despliegan una serie de cuestionamientos que se posan irreverentes ante la lentre crítica del espectador, haciéndole ver o quizás recalcándole la ambivalencia de lo que se toma por cotidiano. […]

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Inauguración de la exposición del Club Fotográfico de Antigua en FOTO30

Inauguración de la exposición del Club Fotográfico de Antigua en FOTO30 by Nelo Mijangos

Inauguration of the photo exhibition by Club Fotográfico de Antigua within the FOTO 30 photo festival for September 2012 at the Museo de Arte Colonial, former Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, 5a calle poniente No. 5, Antigua Guatemala. The “¿Víctimas o Victimarios?” photo exhibit shows a series of images that explore and question the perceive victims and victimizers in […]

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FOTO30 Photo Festival Inauguration

FOTO30 Photo Festival Inauguration by Nelo Mijangos

The Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española in Antigua Guatemala was the place where the FOTO30 Photo Festival was inaugurated with an exposition by photographer Rodrigo Adb entitled “Fotografías 2003-2012” which shows his work in Guatemala spotlighting the power relationships he has found in the country. The exhibit will be open until October 28. El Centro de Formación de […]

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Enrique Cruz España Exhibit

Enrique Cruz España Exhibit

Maestro Enrique Cruz España is one of Antigua’s finest artisans. His exhibit, La Gente de mi Ciudad (People from My City) premieres at Capuchinas (2a calle & 2a avenida) in La Antigua on Friday, Sept. 7 at 5 p.m. and remains open through Sept. 29. La Gente de mi Ciudad features clay figures depicting 28 local residents, among them Jimmy […]

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Inauguration of FOTO 30 Photo Festival in Guatemala

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Guatemala’s largest photo festival, FOTO 30, it’s celebrating its 10th anniversary and will open this September 1st with the photo exhibits by Rodrigo ABD at Centro de Formación de la Antigua Guatemala at 7pm and by Club Fotográfico de la Antigua Guatemala en el Museo de Arte Colonial at 6pm. Check the entire program of events for FOTO 30 below […]

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Flute and Harpsichord

Shalev Ad-El and Eva Amsler to perform in La Antigua

Written by Shalev Ad-El And Eva Amsler World-renown flautist Eva Amsler and harpsichordist Shalev Ad-El will perform Baroque masterpieces in the magnificent setting at the Colonial Art Museum in La Antigua Guatemala on August 18 at 6 p.m. The program will include works by Telemann, W.F. Bach, Corelli, J.S. Bach and C.P.E. Bach. After the concert, guests are invited to […]

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Río Dulce Arts Festival – July 7, 2012

Río Dulce Arts Festival - July 7, 2012

A festival of arts, culture, ecology and technology will be exhibited in one day of celebration. At the landmark location of Nana Juana Hotel/Marina, the people of the Izabal region will come together to share the wonders of their cultures for the world to see and enjoy. Activities for adults and children alike, there will be something for all to […]

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Holy Week Procession Schedule for Antigua Guatemala

Posición/Position: 2do lugar / 2nd place Premio: Q300 Tema/theme: Semana Santa / Holy Week Título/title: Miserere nobis Lugar/place: La Antigua Guatemala Autor/author: Nery Racancoj

April 1 — Palm Sunday: Procession of Jesús Nazareno de La Merced, La Merced church. April 2 — Holy Monday: Vigil of Jesús Nazareno de La Merced, La Merced church. April 3 — Holy Tuesday: Vigil of Jesús Nazareno del Perdón, San Francisco El Grande church. April 4 — Holy Wednesday: Vigil of Señor Sepultado, Escuela de Cristo Church. 2pm […]

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The Uaxactún Equinox

The Uaxactún Equinox (photo by Thor Janson)

The next major event in the Maya sacred calendar The kickoff for the 2012 cosmic events was the solstice party at the ancient ruins of Tikal. In attendance were dozens of Maya shaman dressed in ceremonial attire soberly attending to their prayer offerings of copal incense, sacred incantations and song, and the sacrifice of doves. The next major event in […]

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The 10th Festival Atitlán

The 10th Festival Atitlán

Once again, it’s springtime—and time for the 10th annual Festival Atitlán! Set for Saturday, March 17, just outside Santiago Atitlán, the festival has become the largest alternative outdoor music and arts event in Guatemala. Featuring a diverse list of performers, the 12-hour festival includes plenty of activities for kids, too. Admission is Q125 (kids under 10, free), and all proceeds […]

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