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More good news for art lovers! Yesterday, we informed you of the details of the most recent edition of Art Chavón 2016 at the Chavón School of Design’s new campus in Santo Domingo where your purchase helps fund the scholarship program of the Altos de Chavón Cultural Center Foundation. Today, we bring you news on the collective art exhibition up in The Gallery here in Altos de Chavón!
The Gallery has always been the temporary home of a variety of beautiful pieces by many talented artists, but they also have a permanent collection on display. Some of the most recent exhibitions include the Abraham Lincoln School end of year exhibit, the School of Design’s final projects, Mark Gordon’s impressive ceramics, Marcos Lora Read’s “Memories in Transit”, and Fatima Renedo’s “Sosiego” just to name a few. Currently, they feature a collection of work by well-known and established artists, as well as some pieces by students themselves, all of which are up for sale so don’t miss out on taking home one of these beauties.
Fernando Tamburini is known by many of us; we’ve basked in the beauty of his original and elaborate art pieces before in Chavón. Originally from Barahona in the south-west of the Dominican Republic, Tamburini graduated from the Altos de Chavón School Design, moved to New York, then later returned as an art teacher and Director of the Altos de Chavón Art Gallery. Tambourini now continues production in his studio in La Romana and remains one of the most popular Dominican artists in the area. See some of our past articles here.
Jose Ignacio Morales “El Artistico”
There are also two pieces by “El Artistico.” His metallic artwork can be found throughout La Romana and Casa de Campo, as well as the entire country. The talented blacksmith transforms what others might consider junk into incredible renovated designs. Did you know he was the vision behind the majority of the metalwork here in Altos de Chavón? You can read all about the creations here in our interview with Jose Ignacio Morales.
Born in Colombia in 1970, Alejandro started studying art in the Dominican Republic, but thanks to an exchange program he graduated from Parsons School of Design in Paris, France. He has participated in the Artists in Residence program here in the Altos de Chavón Gallery, and is currently based in the UK, where he lives and works. See more of his pieces by clicking here.
This talented artist has several pieces on display in the Gallery. He was selected in 2009 at the Third Biennial Palette Nickel in Bonao and has participated in the “Charrete-Santiago 500 years’’ journey with the Brazilian architect, Jaime Lerner. In 2010, he received a degree in Architecture from PUCMM and was selected to participate in the Continuing Education program for artists and Workshop scriptures for artists in the Centro Leon in Santiago de los Caballeros. Back in 2014, he was part of the exhibit “Holistic” here in Chavón along with Joao Rodriguez and Yoel Bordas.
Graduate of the Altos de Chavón School of Design and listed in the “Hall of Winners” exhibit at the Altos de Chavón Gallery, Obed describes his style as “spontaneous and fun” and used Casa de Campo as inspiration. A truly remarkable and talented artist at such a young age.
The aforementioned artists and work are just some of the pieces you’ll find on display, but there are plenty more worthy of seeing in person on both floors of the Gallery. Don’t forget to stop by The Gallery in person! The exhibition is up until the end of August.
Artist Collective in The Gallery Altos de Chavón
Where: La Galería, Altos de Chavón
- Monday – Saturday, 8am – 9pm, closed on Wednesdays.
- Sundays, 9am – 6pm
Tel: (809) 523-8470