Author Name : obalcells

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New piece ready for the Balcells Open Studio!

Finishing paintings and a lot of details for my annual Balcells Open Studio.



Oliverio Balcells Flores del color

New Painting Called “Las Flores del Color”

I'm grateful for all the amazing things that I have in my life / Agradecido por todo lo que tengo a mi alrededor



Oliverio Balcells 6th st market downtown Tempe

6th Street Market in Downtown Tempe and Dia de Muertos at DBG

I would like to give thanks for all the people who came and visited me yesterday at the market, and special thanks for those new art collectors that support local art, I'm grateful for that. Here are the days where I'll be selling my art:   Oct 21 and 28 at 6st Market in Tempe, and Nov 3 and 4 at Desert Botanical Garden for Dia de Muertos Festival



Arte moderno mexicano

Private Guided Visit with Artist Oliverio Balcells

If you missed the opening, this is a great opportunity to learn about the inspirations, techniques and stories behind the exhibit with artist Oliverio Balcells in a personal guided visit to the Gallery.



Oliverio Balcells Art Exhibit at Chandler Center for the Arts

Ida y Vuelta / There and Back Art Exhibit

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Gallery of Chandler Center of the Arts is proud to present the art of Diana Calderon and Oliverio Balcells. Both artists create imagery inspired by Mexican history, heritage, nature, culture, and personal migration, which takes visitors on a visual trip across the border into a country rich with tradition. Experience the historical colors, pa...


Oliverio Balcells El Colibri

Ready for the exhibit Ida y Vuelta at Chandler Center for the Arts – Sep 8th

36 x 36 acrylic on canvas ready for the exhibit Ida y Vuelta at Chandler Center for the Arts - Sep 8th



Olipinturanueva

New piece in progress!

How wonderful it is to find you with a sketch of an idea at its indicated moment when you are ready to paint it. Mayahuel, the spirit of the goddess of the maguey or agave that represents fertility and life. This piece is dedicated to all women we know or have known who deserve our respect and great admiration. Grannies, mothers, sisters, daughters, friends, mothers-in-law, sisters-in-law among...


Culture & Paint Class Image

Ancient Mexican Art & Philosophy Lecture Continues

I'm honored to continue with my series of lectures at Xico Arte y Cultura with the Thursday Lecture of Ancient Mexican Art & Philosophy, here are the next dates: April 26, May 17, June 21, July 19 and August 23 at 7:00pm



Natural Beauty

New Painting / Natural Beauty

Exploring the island in the pacific was an amazing experience of color and nature that inspired me to start a new series called The Hawaiian Experience where I'll be exploring and experiment on pieces based on my favorite photographs from the trip. This painting is called Natural Beauty and is a 30" x 40 acrylic on canvas and it's the first piece of this new series. I'll be posting the next pi...


Amoxcalli Oliverio Balcells

The Library for Southwest Human Development

The title for this piece is called Amoxcaalli that literally means house of books, I want to share the ancient Mesoamerican concept that many cultures had in their society, that includes the library or amoxcalli where all the painted books were available for study with many themes like history, study of the calendars, materials and food, medicine plants, poetry, sacred games and culture legacy. ...


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The Library for Southwest Human Development in Progress

I'm really enjoying creating this pieces based n the concept of Amoxcalli, that was the name and the place where all the painted books were and literally means the House of the books. Here is the progress.  



Library Southwest Human Development

Starting The Library for Southwest Human Development

I'm glad to be part of this fun project that will benefit the Arizona's youth community to create early literacy programs. I'll be posting the progress of this piece. Have a great week!



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