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Look at my legs!! Don’t you think they’re beautiful?

These legs really our mine – Philip Silvestri and I bought them at the Art Chavón 2013 exhibit of student work currently on display at The Gallery in Altos de Chavón – and many other Casa de Campo villa owners have purchased pieces too! In fact, the sale of student works has already raised more than US$30,000 for the scholarship fund of the Altos de Chavón School of Art and Design – and the sale continues until this Sunday the 31st March.

Amongst those who are now the proud owners of new pieces created by Altos de Chavón School of Art and Design students are:

• Patti Rambasek and Rik Laird who purchased “White Flower” by Mark Lineweaver, “Sublime Dawn” by Mildor Chevalier, “Reclining Nude” by Wali Vidal and a self portrait by Nathalie Schumaud

• Dominique Bluhdorn President of the Altos de Chavon Cultural Center Foundation, who purchased “Hijos de Morfeo” by Gabriel Castillo and “Amapola” by Mildor Chevalier.

• Renata and Peter Winterstein, who purchased “Chavón River” by Mildor Chevalier

• Norma and Roy Reubel who purchased a sculpture by Martha Jimenez and have also commissioned Mark Lineweaver to do a bust of Norma!

• Arnold and Bryn Cohen who purchased 3 pieces; “Poetic Textures V” and “Poetic Textures VI”, as well as a self portrait by Allison Cruzada

• Adolfo Despradel who took home 2 pieces; a figure study by Hulda Guzman and “Vignettes La Romana”.

• Monica and Michael Belcourt, who purchased “Torso I & II” by Mark Lineweaver

• Sheila and David Gober, who selected “Triptico & Marina”

• Roland Sadoux, who chose “El Pensador II” by Antony Alonzo

• Inge Demyttenaere, who purchased “Medusa” by Nancy Graves

• AND many many others!!!

“We had fallen instantly in love with it when we saw it and it got a prominent place in our house. And it is always a pleasure to get to know the artist personally. Mildor and his beautiful wife Saba, are currently part of the Artist-In-Residence program at the Altos de Chavón School of Art and Design.”

 — Peter and Renata Winterstein

“The faculty at Altos de Chavón are so wonderful that the artist (Mark Lineweaver) came to our home and placed “Los Dos Torsos” in perfect alignment, and we were so impressed with the work of the young artist in residence Mildor that we are commissioning a sculpture.  I find too that the faculty and students are very intelligent, and can converse broadly on a wide range of issues in the world, and then connect this to art. Most stimulating.” 

— Monica Belcourt, Casa de Campo villa owner

So why is this exhibit so popular!?

1. The artwork is excellent.
The students may be young – but they are talented and passionate.

2. The variety.
With so many artists exhibiting – whatever your taste, there is something that will catch your eye.

3. Good value.
The pieces we purchased; “The Legs” as well as a beautiful silkscreen were US$300 and US$160 respectively – about how much a print at Ikea in Santo Domingo costs! The difference of course is that this is real art – it’s unique and we love it!

So why not invest in some new art too?
The Art Chavón 2013 exhibit will remain on display at The Gallery in Altos de Chavón until this Sunday the 31st of March! [The Gallery in Altos de Chavón is open daily 9am – 6pm, but closed Wednesdays.]

Art Chavón 2013: a Gala Night at the Altos de Chavón Gallery by Stephen Kaplan

March 6th 2013, a Wednesday night, and at 5:00 PM The Gallery at Altos de Chavón was gleaming with light and life, with art and music.

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Raúl Miyar leads a talk on Contemporary Art as part of Art Chavón 2013

I think all the students, graduates and friends can agree that to describe Raúl Miyar -Director of the Fine Arts Department at The Altos de Chavón School of Art and Design – with words is just not enough to explain the lessons, passion and love that we have received from him everyday for the past 13 years since he arrived in the Dominican Republic.

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Art Chavón 2013: An inspiring hands-on demonstration of sculpture by Mark Lineweaver!

On Friday the 8th of March at The Gallery in Altos de Chavón, the final component of Art Chavón 2013, a fundraising event for the Altos de Chavón School of Art and Design, was a talk by Mark Lineweaver on Scuplture – and it was awesome!

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