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This year the Artist in Residence Autumn exhibition has been outstanding in every way.
Last Saturday December 6th, Claudina Bonetti hosted an elegant cocktail reception which united the greater Casa de Campo community in their love for art. With her husband, Hugh Wilson, one of the exhibiting artists, Claudina hosted the gathering for friends, family and art lovers who has missed the originally opening of the show which took place on Thursday November 13th (click here for photos).
The Artist in Residence Autumn exhibition is a collective exhibit with pieces presented by each Artist in Residence; Hugh Wilson, Hannah Parr, Julio Marcano and Alma Peguero. The combination of these 4 artists’ very different styles and techniques makes for a very interesting exhibition, which will remain open at The Gallery in Altos de Chavon until December 13th.
The “Artist in Residence” program has the aim of providing an educational and cultural exchange between Dominican and foreign artists, who live and work in Altos de Chavón for 3 months. During this time period, the artists interact with their Dominican counterparts, exchanging experiences and ideas in different disciplines. The artist works on their projects in their own space, and this exhibition represents the end of their experience in Altos de Chavon, the end of months of work and personal growth here in Altos de Chavon.
Let’s meet the artists:
Hugh Wilson, who having recently moved to the Dominican Republic with his family chose to visit the Bateyes in the greater La Romana area, and the resulting work was both haunting and beautiful.
Hanna Parr’s impressive pieces composed by different parts made of wood and also appealed to the Dominican culture through examples of installation – including an amusing piece featuring Dominican everyday items – matches, OFF mosquito spray, cleaning products etc.
Meanwhile Alma Peguero’s work was characterised by delicate and detailed pieces featuring nature and animals, all beautifully intricate. In addition Alma also presented tiny ceramic works, including a miniature representation of carnaval masks.
And finally there was the serene paintings by fashion designer Julio Marcano. Having devoted himself entirely to fashion design for many years, Julio seeks to express his emotions through his own language, working for this exhibition abstract artwork under the concept of “Blue Memories”.
The following collection of images were taken by Alejandro Heredia at the cocktail reception hosted by Claudina Bonetti at The Gallery in Altos de Chavon.
Reminder! Holistic art exhibit opens December 18th
From December 18th to January 26th, The Gallery in Altos de Chavón will be filled with the fantastic artworks of the “Holistic” art exhibit presented by Dominican artists George Heinsen and Joao Rodriguez and US Yoel Bordas, all “Chavoneros” and graduates of the Altos de Chavón School of Design.