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Rosalba Hernandez

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Rosalba Hernandez b. Dajabón Province, Dominican Republic Education 1997 B.F.A. Drawing, Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic          M.F.A. Painting, Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Professional 2009 Co-founder of  Laboratorio Evolutivo de Arte, Santo Domingo, D.R. Recent work from her series Retratos Emocionales "Emotional Portraits." ¨Ruth¨ Tinta, acrílica, y barniz sobre papel. 42 ½    X 22 ½ Pulgadas, año 2012. ¨Mujer hibrida¨ Tinta, acrílica, y barniz sobre papel. 41 ½   X 26   Pulgadas, año 2012.     ¨el lado izquierdo de Jazmin¨ Tinta, acrílica, y barniz sobre lienzo. 30 X 40 Pulgadas, año 2014. Retrato en rojo Tinta, pigmentos,   acrílica, carboncillo y barniz sobre lienzo, 18x36 Pulgadas, año 2014 in yelow Tinta, pigmentos, barniz, sobre lienzo. 18 X 29 Pulgadas, año 2014

Mirna Ledesma, Outside the Island, Essex Art Center, November 21, 2014

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Mirna Ledesma b. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Education 2012 - B.F.A. Visual Arts, Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo (UASD), D.R. currently pursuing M.F.A. in Visual Arts at UASD Professional 2001 -  present, Professor, Drawing, Perspective I, Perspective II, Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santo Domingo, D.R. 2012, Professor, Dominican Ministry of Culture and Sinfae As a person from the Caribbean, Ledesma identifies strongly with light and color, and at the same time, incorporates a sense of playfulness into her paintings in order to create a sense of harmony between the elements of the work and the viewer.  Ledema strives to translate the essence of reality in order to demonstrate to the world, that there exists a space beyond the palpable, which are life experiences, meetings with others, and occurances.   Within her paintings, Ledesma discovers each space of the canvas; a line, a circle, color, paper, flowers, stems, all united to the esthetic and social cha

Patricia Gamundi - Outside the Island, Essex Art Center, November 21, 2014

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Patricia Gamundi b. La Vega, Dominican Republic Education 1992 Advertising Arts, Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, UASD. 2000  B.F.A.  Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 2012  B.F.A. Visual Arts, Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, UASD, cum laude. 2014  M.F.A. Visual Arts, Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, UASD. Thesis pending. Professional 2002 -  present, Professor, Drawing. Escuela Nacional de Artes Visuales, Santo Domingo, D.R. Gamundi creates art in order to develop her ideas and concepts that reside within her thoughts.  The fusion of music and art transports her to another dimension where she gives life to her works of art.  Youth, in general, has inspired her works; their dreams, their games and activities, their magical religious rituals.  Gamundi paint’s youth’s symbiosis with nature: the flora, fauna, rivers, the Caribbean sea.  The Dominican Republic is made up of people of different races, and this m

Isabel Yepez, Outside the Island, Essex Art Center, November 21, 2014

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Isabel Yepez b. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Education 1992, B.F.A. Painting, Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Yepez’s paintings focus not only on the painting technique, but also focus on the relationship of the materials used to the human feminine form, capturing its fragility and the nature that surrounds the human form.  The women Yepez depicts in her works are rare beauties who wish to evoke emotions and create poetic fantasies with a touch of romanticism, like “I am here to take care of you.”  These women appear to be in lands where there is an eternal summer. Using acrylic paint as her medium, the viewer is attracted to her work through the use of colors that resemble the changing phases of the sun in an endlessly sunny Caribbean; yellow and orange represent sunrise, mixed with blue is the sky, and green represents nature.  The women Yepez depicts have no race, they are simply women; always beautiful, throughout all stages o

Outside the Island: Essex Art Center

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  November 21 - December 12, 2014 5-7pm; opening   reception   essex art center 56 Island Street, Lawrence, MA 01840

Appleton Mills Gallery Show - Dominican Painters in Lowell, MA

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Eight Dominican painters will be part of a collective gallery show. September 5 & 6 Appleton Mills 219 Jackson Street Lowell, MA Ruben Carrasco Erik de Leon Medina Aram Musset Rafael H. Peguero Angel Roa Luis Santana Edward Telleria Pedro Veras If you live in Massachusetts, this will be a great opportunity to see Dominican painting.

IVÁN TOVAR. ANTOLÓGICA - A Coruña, Spain, June 19, 2014 - October 5, 2014

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When one mentions the name Ivan Tovar , what comes to mind is a famous Dominican painter who is an enigma . It is unlikely that you will ever run into Tovar at art events in the Dominican Republic.  Instead, he is someone who keeps to himself.  There are stories that if you want to buy a work of art by Tovar, you need to go to his house in the beautiful northern town of Jarabacoa, near Santiago, in the Dominican Republic.  Yet, you cannot just appear at his house; you must call him to make an appointment. Ivan Tovar in his house in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic.  Photo by Frank Pimentel Good luck finding his phone number, but for good reason. Ivan Tovar may be the most successful Dominican surrealist painter to make a name for himself outside of the Dominican Republi c.  His paintings sell for over $50,000USD .  In an artnet search for past auction results, 77 results appear. Who is Ivan Tovar?   Ivan Tovar was born in San Francisco de Macoris, Domincan Republic in 1942.

The Laboratorio de Arquitectura Dominicana - selected to curate Dominican Republic’s first pavilion for the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale

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For the first time in its history, the Dominican Republic has been invited to participate in the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale from June 7 - November 23, 2014. The Biennale is one of the most prestigious cultural events in the world, with over a century promoting new trends in the arts The Laboratorio de Arquitectura Dominican a (LAD) has been appointed curatorial team for the Dominican Republic. Check out their video about the Biennale. LAD LA FERIA CONCRETA from LAD_DR on Vimeo . A photo from the pavillion, with work "Fair Concrete/La Feria Concrete"    PHOTO Courtesy Andrea Avezzù/la Biennale di Venezia To see more coverage, including photos of the Dominican Republic at the Biennale, read Vanessa Quirk's article from ArchDaily here  What a proud moment for the Dominican Republic!

Centro Leon - Santiago, Dominican Republic

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The Cultural Center Eduardo León Jimenes (Centro León) is a world-class institution with an impressive museum collection of  Dominican art from the 20th and 21st century.  It was founded on October 3, 2003. Mission "Its mission is to develop creativity through research, protection, exhibition and diffusion of Dominican artistic and cultural undertakings, and of everything that contributes to the conformation of a more transcendent values sensitive society, prouder of itself, and capable of taking active part in the improvement of the quality of life of the nation within the Caribbean context." http://www.fundacionelj.org.do/eng/centro-leon.php  History Eduardo León Jimenes opened a cigar factory in the Dominican Republic, which made La Auroras cigars.  His company, known as Grupo Leon Jimenes, began making making cigarettes in 1963.  In 1969 the company forged a relationship with Philip Morris, which owns a minority stake in Empresa León Jimenes and produces

Galleries in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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In Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, there are over twenty galleries. These galleries represent the some of the best artists in the country. Arawak Directora: Mildred Canahuate Rafael Augusto Sánchez #53, Piantini. Telf. 809 565 3614 arawak.art@gmail.com web site: http://www.artearawak.org Arte Berri Directoras: Amaya Salazar y Binguene Armenteros. Calle Hostos #105, Zona Colonial. Tel.: 809 688 2073 web site: http://www.arteberri.com Arte San Ramón Directors: Susy Guzman Ave. Abraham Lincoln 904 809 541 0494 web site: http://artesanramon.net/   artesanramon@artesanramon.com Bodden Director: Juan Julio Bodden. C/ El Buen Pastor No. 18 Evaristo Morales Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana Sucursal Bella Vista Mall, Av. Sarasota Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana Tel.: 809 732 0000 Cel.: 786 342 1239 Fax: 809 732 0001 D’ Guillermo Galería Directora: Amalia de Perez Plaza Acropolis, 1er. Piso Av. Winston Churchill Esq. And

Davidoff Art Weekend

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The Davidoff Art Initiative The Davidoff Art Initiative supports contemporary art and artists in the Caribbean.  According to the Davidoff website , within the Dominican Republic, the Initiative seeks to: Strengthen art organizations. Share knowledge and expertise about contemporary art.   Foster foster cultural engagement between the Caribbean and the rest of the world.  Four global program initiatives launched in 2013-2014: Davidoff Art Residency Offers residency opportunities for Dominican and Caribbean artists in selected leading artist residency programs worldwide, as well as for international artists in the Dominican Republic. These annual residencies promise to connect today’s Caribbean art more closely with the international art world. Starting in January 2015 , Davidoff Art Initiative will invite five artists from around the world to take up residency at The Davidoff Art Residency in Altos de Chavon, La Romana, Dominican Republic for a period of

Altos de Chavon & Parsons The New School for Design

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    The School of Design Altos de Chavon is a world famous educational institution that teaches art and design in the Dominican Republic.  It has two locations, one in La Romana, and another in Santo Domingo.  The School of founded in 1983 by Dominique Bluhdorn, whose father, Charles G. Bluhdorn was president of Gulf & Western. Mr. Bluhdorn purchased a sugar mill in La Romana in 1967, developing the area, and what is now known as Casa de Campo . The School offers degree programs in all areas of art and design in formats long and short duration : Graphic Design, Fashion Design , Fine Arts , Illustration , Digital Design , Interior Design , Photography, Film Production and Architecture. The School has over10,000 graduates and has made ​​an impact on the design world both nationally and internationally. In 2006 the New York magazine V Magazine named The School of Design Altos de Chavon as one of the 13 best design schools in the world. Students who attend Altos de Chav