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Wao Gallery & Cultural Center recently opened the “Returning to the Bohío” exhibition by Dominican artists Simón de los Santos and Vanessa Languasco. The collection features works brimming with experiences, travels, and journeys that the couple has embarked on, which now adorn the walls of the exhibition hall.

Simón de los Santos presents figurative and abstract landscapes that subtly transport viewers to the sea and the colorful Caribbean. At the same time, Vanessa Languasco’s work celebrates the typical, indigenous, and local customs and traditions of the Dominican Republic.

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“Returning to the Bohío” unites the couple under the Taino word “Bohío,” which means home and hearth. Simón not only returns to his alma mater with his exhibition but also with his partner Vanessa in an emotional display of their love for art, family, and Chavón, all in one space.

The richness of formats and techniques inspires a love for the island’s nature, architecture, and ancestral craft traditions. Casa de Campo Resort & Villas and Alpha Inversiones sponsored the exhibition, and friends, family and press attended the opening to support the artists.

The exhibition will remain open from March 10th to April 24th, 2023, with hours of operation from Wednesday to Saturday, 9 am to 9 pm, and Tuesday to Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm.

The Patronato Benéfico Oriental, Inc. (PBO) continues its commitment to sustainable social impact initiatives to promote culture. PBO has complemented its programs with the initiatives of WAO Chavón, which include WAO Innovation HUB, WAO Gallery & Cultural Center, and the Altos de Chavón Regional Archeological Museum, all located in Altos de Chavón.

The revenue from the different projects and activities is directed towards their social programs so that they can replicate these initiatives in vulnerable communities they serve as part of PBO’s community empowerment programs, promoting values that align with their mission such as respect, solidarity, integrity, and equal opportunities.