Last Thursday the 17th, the Patronato Benéfico Oriental (PBO) relaunched the main gallery of Altos de Chavón under a new contemporary concept: WAO Gallery, with two exhibitions; the projects and programs of the Patronato Benéfico Oriental on the first level, and the viewing of the documentary and photography show “El Naturalista Isleño” by conservationist photographer Eladio Fernández on the second level.

WAO Gallery and Cultural Center by PBO

The WAO (We Are One) Gallery and Cultural Center brings art, culture, and visual creativity to the heart of Altos de Chavón, returning our beloved village to its origins as an artist village. The carefully curated art exhibits by some of the most relevant figures in the international art scene, combined with innovative activities by daring visual creators and cultural activities such as movie screenings, talks, and open sessions with artists and visual innovators, seek to foster appreciation and love for art, culture, and innovation within our local and international community.

PBO Social Outreach Photo Exhibit – 1st floor

A special collection of photographs showcasing the social work and communities impacted by Patronato Benéfico Oriental (PBO), a social impact organization founded in 1976 by a small group of inspiring ladies who had the vision to establish a center offering children education, health care, and a space for their integral development. 
This collection will be up until April 17th and includes emotive photographs by camera artists Bryan de la Cruz, Quennie Paniagua, Ariel Skelly y Omar Kuret.

Nature Photography Exhibit by Eladio Fernández – 2nd floor

Renowned naturalist and photographer Eladio Fernández presents a carefully curated of his best pictures from the past decade, for sale to raise funds for environmental causes. The exhibit opened last week with a screening of the El Naturalista Isleño documentary based on Eladio’s work and a Q&A with him. The collection will be up until March 18th.  On your next visit to Altos de Chavón don’t forget to pop into WAO Gallery and see these beautiful photos, and if possible purchase one for yourself or a loved one. Your contribution to WAO Gallery, buying artwork, items, and any other means will help empower thousands of children and youth and improve the quality of life of vulnerable families, enabling them to reach for a better future. Below is a gallery of photos taken by Mairobi Herrera during the opening of WAO Gallery on Thursday, February 17th: