César Pineda Moncrieff Artist Profile

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Transitions & Explosions of Intuition a Portrait of Artist César Pineda Moncrieff “Art is a key and a way to encounter other spaces within me. Something more ancient, it is something deeply intuitive … It is a connection with myself and something beyond that”. — César Pineda Moncrieff Transition. That inevitable, beautiful, complex and perhaps trepidatious moment when we transform […]

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Workshop Sculpting a Religious Image Colonial Style

Workshop Sculpting a Religious Image Colonial Style

Article by Hadazul Cruz—artist and student at CREA, outlining the Talla en Madera (wood carving) workshop, and the following Encarnado (polychrome) workshop. When the Spaniards arrived in Guatemala in 1524 they brought religion, arts, and culture with them. Since they didn’t speak native languages a simple way to evangelize the local population was through art. Thus, talented sculptors, painters, and […]

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Ernesto Argueta Fraatz, Artist Profile

Ernesto Argueta Fraatz, Artist Profile

Home is where the art is, an interview with Guatemalan artist Ernesto Argueta Fraatz at his art studio. It was a beautiful afternoon in early April when I hopped off the bus in San Pedro Carchá, a predominantly Q’eqchi-speaking, Maya municipality located about 10 kilometers east of Cobán in the forested Highlands of Alta Verapaz. I was on my way to […]

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Galería El Attico Celebrates 30 Years

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El Attico Celebrates 30 years highlighting Art in Guatemala Founded by Luis Escobar and Guillermo Monsanto, El Attico opened its doors to the public on April 13, 1988. The inaugural exhibition showcased work by well-known and respected artists, such as Elmar Rojas, Dagoberto Vásquez Castañeda, Ana María de Maldonado, Manolo Gallardo, Luis Álvarez, Ana María de Rademann, Walter Peter Brenner, […]

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Mendel Samayoa Art Exhibit

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Mendel Samayoa, an avid free-wheeling motorcyclist, holds a degree in architecture from the Universidad de San Carlos, and his artistic passions embrace film, theater and painting. His cinema credits include “Donde Acaban los Caminos,” “Looking for Palladin” (shot in La Antigua Guatemala), “La Vaca,” and the award-winning short films “Sweet Dalila” and “La Paciente.” Samayoa has undertaken impressive theatrical productions […]

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ART The Hottest New Looks this Summer by Jessica Waters Gordon

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Jessica Waters Gordon has exhibited her work in Sydney, Australia at Tap Gallery, Blank Space Gallery and Global Gallery; her murals are on display as well in Australia and Mexico; and other works were featured in a collective travelling exhibition in Mexico campaigning for non-genetically modified corn. In the last five years, Gordon has been working consistently with two contrasting […]

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Art in Guatemala “Before the Eclipse” by Jaime Permuth

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Recent photographs taken in two fascinating cities: Havana and Beijing. Inauguration of the exhibition, Wed. June 8 from 5-7pm at Galería Panza Verde, La Antigua I grew up in Guatemala during the country’s decades-long civil war and endured arduous years of repressive military dictatorships. Communism was a taboo subject. In particular, Cuba and Nicaragua were seldom discussed. And when they […]

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ART “Luz, Sombra y Reflejos”

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Wed. ART “Luz, Sombra y Reflejos,” a collective watercolors exposition by Cristina Bickford, Beatriz Aycinena, Guadalupe del Valle de Garcés with an homage to Maestro Luis Penedo de La Riva Alejandra Flores & Patricia Ann de González. Galería del Centro, Fundación G&T Continental 5a av. 12-38, z. 1, Guatemala City  

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EXPOSITION: Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena

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Technical director and curator Violeta Gutiérrez and a group of dedicated professionals at the Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena have worked tirelessly setting up a new exhibit—Exposición cofradía: textura y color—which will open to the public on April 19. The Museo Ixchel is committed to protecting and preserving Guatemala’s heritage as embodied in the rich textile traditions of indigenous dress. […]

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ART “Nos-Otros” Sculptor Keith L. Andrews

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Sat. ART “Nos-Otros” Sculptor Keith L. Andrews collaborates with artists from five nations using various mediums, sharing a diversity of visions. The artist will be present at the inauguration. While explicit teamwork among equals is the norm in most human activities—in business, science, social activities, music, dance, film and many others—it is relatively uncommon in the visual arts. In the […]

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ART EXPOSITION: Galería El Attico — 28 Year Anniversary

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Thur. Inauguration cocktail: April 7, 7pm-9pm The exposition will be open until Saturday, April 30, 2016 Galería El Attico — 4a avenida 15-45, zona 14 Cósmico Trópico Chrispapita (Salon Principal) and Homenaje Melero – Monsanto – Melero (Guillermo Monsanto y Franja Melero) (Salón del Coleccionista) Siempre me he sentido más artista escénico que visual. Ello a pesar que mi primera […]

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ARTIST PROFILE: Eny Roland Hernández

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Antigüeños are in for a special treat this month when the work of the very talented and spirited photographer Eny Roland Hernández will be featured in a solo exhibition at La Galeriá Mesón Panza Verde in La Antigua Guatemala. Even better is that our beloved Antigüeños are the subject matter of this playful and provocative new show titled Pueblo Chico, […]

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Trajes de Guatemala Finds a Home

Trajes de Guatemala

“At his home in Panajachel in 1959 I saw for the first time the unbelievable collection of 34 watercolors thematically titled Trajes de Guatemala.” Home was elusive for Frederick Siddaartha Crocker, native of West Virginia, son of an itinerant Pittsburgh wildcatter, scion of 19th century Oriental spiritualists, ensign whose ship the USS Terror was hit by a kamikaze. “Pat,” as […]

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ART: “Reflexiones en Color” by Guatemalan artist Hugo González Ayala

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Saturday. ART Presenting Reflexiones en Color by Guatemalan artist Hugo González Ayala. Color which he has joyously explored throughout his career is translated into the buoyant, verdant and bountiful landscape of Guatemala’s Highlands and the country’s jewel of a colonial town, La Antigua. His masterful control of painting conveys his ‘own reality’ with playful imagination through color, form and perspective. […]

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ART Travesía de Sueños

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Saturday. ART Travesía de Sueños, a collection of watercolors by Josué Hernández depicting the American dream and the goal to become “someone” in society. His colorful images poetically express all the sacrifices that one makes when immigrating to a foreign country, learning a new language, new traditions and to some extent sacrificing their own identity. More than 15 new watercolors […]

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ART EXPOSITION “Por Los Caminos” by Luis Guillermo Naranjo Arango

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Cordial Invitación a la Exposición: Por Los Caminos. Técnicas: Dibujo en Tinta y Ecofotografía. Arq. Luis Guillermo Naranjo Arango. A Beneficio de: Paz Animal Guatemala (Grupo de Acción por La Protección de Los Animales, Las Plantas y de La Naturaleza) Exposición Abierta 24hrs, Desde el 11 de Febrero al 4 de Marzo, 2016. Coctel Inauguración: Jueves 11 Febrero, 2016. Inicia a […]

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ART Exposition and Silent Auction

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INAUGURACIÓN DE LA EXPOSICIÓN COLECTIVA “GALERÍA DE VALLAS 2015”, Y SUBASTA SILENCIOSA EN GALERÍA del CENTRO DE FUNDACIÓN G&T CONTINENTAL El próximo jueves 11 de febrero a las 18:30 horas, en Galería del Centro de Fundación G&T Continental (5ave.12-38, zona 1), se realizará la inauguración de la exposición colectiva Galería de Vallas 2015, organizada por el Distrito Cultural Zona Viva. […]

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