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This Thursday the 15th of November, new art exhibit ‘Artistas en Residencia’ will be officially inaugurated in the Altos de Chavón art gallery and celebrated with an opening cocktail – to which you are cordially invited! 

On this occasion the new art exhibit “Artistas en Residencia” is being presented by 2 artists; Irene Rodriguez from Spain and Diego Cirulli from Bariloche, Argentina, who are both currently taking part in the Altos de Chavón School of Art and Design’s ‘Artists in Residence’ scheme, which is designed to be an education and cultural exchange between Dominican artists and foreign artists – so that during their time at the school they improve and develop their skills as artists by interacting and learning from other artists of a different cultural background.

The following provides a short summary of each individual artist:

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Diego Cirulli

A good way to describe Diego Cirulli is in the words of his teacher: “Any qualification of his work is redundant because his images are more eloquent than words. ” For Diego, the essence of his work is the experience interacting with the canvas – the intimate feelings that float between body and action.

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“Cama” by Diego Cirulli

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Irene Rodriguez

Irene graduated from the Altos de Chavón School of Art and Design in Graphic Design and has since then continued to work for the school and the Altos de Chavón Fundación in various ways; teaching further education at the Casa Chavón in Santo Domingo, as well as helping to commercialise the foundation’s artisan workshops and art gallery.

Currently she is teaching a class for 1st year students at the Altos de Chavón School of Art and Design as well as being part of the “Artistas en Residencia” program.

Opening for New Art Exhibit “Artistas en Residencia”

When: Thursday November 15th 2012, 7:30pm

Where: Altos de Chavon Art Gallery

The new art exhibit “Artistas en Residencia” will be open until December the 16th open daily from 8am – 5pm (except for Tuesdays).

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Art exhibit: “Natividad: Santos de Palo” – continues…..

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The art exhibit ““Natividad: Santos de Palo”, inaugurated on Friday the 19th of October will remain open on the second floor of the Altos de Chavón art gallery for the next few months – which means if you haven’t yet had chance to enjoy this great exhibit you still can! And with this particular exhibit presented in the theme of Christmas – you may just find yourself something festive for your Casa de Campo villa or the perfect gift for a friend!

An ancestral tradition in the Dominican Republic, which goes back to the colonial times, the “Santos de Palo” – carved pieces of wood, represent an important aspect of the religious, social, artistic and cultural history of the Dominican Republic – each of them created with the aim (and with the help of the Falcondo Foundation) to rescue the important tradition of carving the “Santos de Palo”, as well as supporting the development of the market and increase the income of artists in the Monseñor Nouel region.

Please click here for more information and photos of the opening of this exhibit.