Altos de Chavon

The inauguration of “Open Spaces” at The Gallery in Altos de Chavón

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art_altos_de_chavonOn Thursday the 12th of September, The Gallery in Altos de Chavon celebrated the opening of new art exhibit “Open Spaces” presented by Juan Carlos Velaz.

Art Altos de ChavónThe first photography exhibit to open in The Gallery since Jenny Polanco’s “Buscando Esencia” last August, the stunning collection of photography presented by Juan Carlos Velaz was both interesting and refreshing.

The beautiful and thought-provoking pieces ranged from great sweeping landscapes to up-close images of trees, and yet all inspired a soothing sensation of calm and tranquility.

His art-photography includes landscapes, wide shots of valleys, forests, slopes, coasts and close ups that generate subjective points of view with a high grade of abstraction where the organicity, the structures and the details take centre stage in the eternal interaction between the micro and macro.


In attendance at the cocktail was the artist Juan Carlos Velaz himself, who was only too happy to meet and greet the gathered Casa de Campo art aficionados, amongst them Stephen Kaplan, Rector of the Altos de Chavón School of Art and Design and fellow Dominican artists Fernando Tamburini. Also out in force were the students of the Altos de Chavón School of Art and Design, as well as a group of doctors of the Global Health Center at the Clínica de Familia in La Romana.

If you missed the opening, the exhibit will be open until October the 14th and The Gallery is open daily from 9am – 6pm, closed Wednesdays.

The following collection of images was taken at the opening of “Open Spaces” at The Gallery in Altos de Chavón on Thursday the 12th of September: 

“Espacios Abiertos” art-photography exhibition:

Open: Thursday September 12th – October 14th 2013
[The Gallery is open daily from 9am to 6pm, closed Wednesdays.]

Where: The Gallery, Altos de Chavón

Contact: (809) 523-8470

About the artist: Juan Carlos Velaz

Juan Carlos Velaz graduated from Caracas Institute of Design as a Graphic Designer, where he taught other students for 4 years afterwards. He’s spoken during classes at other universities like Margarita University as well.

He is the founder of “Imagen Global” (Global Image), a design studio dedicated to the practice of visual communications and specialized in the development of corporate images. Some of his clients are Best Western, Cirsa, Thom Sailor, Editorial Dolvia, Hoteles Paradise, Ingenieros V&A and Eduven.

He has worked on exhibitions, sculptures and photography. Juan Carlos Velaz was the winner of the Bandera competition in Nueva Esparta [Venezuela], a logo competition for “Fundación Ambiental de Empresarios” [Fundade] and a photography contest “Mundos de Agua” (Water Worlds) with National Geographic.

He is currently working at the Altos de Chavón School of Art and Design as a Comunications Director.

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