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Color Gives Life / City of Tempe In flux Cycle 6

The concept and design express the history of the building and the relationship of farming in the area. As water and sun give life in nature, the water flows around the image supported by the sun in the middle.  These give birth to date palms, which is a reference to date production and Tempe’s government date palm farm.  These also give birth to cotton which was grown in the area in the 1910s...


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1st Week on the Creation of the Mural / In Flux City of Tempe

It's been a great week painting the mural on 1930 E. Apache Blvd. in Tempe and I very grateful of being selected for this project. I really enjoy when the people walk by and say they like what I'm doing. Thanks City of Tempe!



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Color Gives Life by Oliverio Balcells / Mural proposal for In Flux Cycle 6 City of Tempe

Color Gives Life by Oliverio Balcells In Flux Cycle 6 – 1930 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, AZ The concept and design express the history of the building and the relationship of farming in the area. As water and sun give life in nature, the water flows around the image supported by the sun in the middle.  These give birth to date palms, which is a reference to date production and Tempe’s gover...


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New Mural with Free Arts and Students from Camelback Sunshine Residential Homes

Have a wonderful time working with the students on the history of Glendale and create this mural at Desert Rose Steakhouse on a Free Arts day, where our team of 10 students were the leaders of 150 kids that were taking turns to paint the mural. I want to say thank you to everybody that was involved, Emma & Pete thanks a lot for your support!



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Arte y Vino with Oliverio! The Hummingbird

Oliverio Balcells is back by popular demand to lead Xico's next Arte y Vino! Come to Xico Thursday, September 17th, 6-9pm to create your own unique painting of a hummingbird while learning the story based on the oral tradition of how the hummingbird got its authentic iridescent colors, its wind levity and its strong will power. Workshop is $60 per person and includes all supplies, wine, and ...


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PHOENIX CENTER FOR THE ARTS PRESENTS ARTE LATINO EXHIBIT

Join us at the Phoenix Center for the Arts Gallery on Friday, September 4 from 6-9pm for a very special gallery opening. Meet the artists and take in some amazing artwork. Refreshments provided. FREE! Arte de Latino seeks to explore the constantly changing definitions of Latino, Chicano, Mexican, Hispanic, etc. in Arizona. Artists include Oliverio Balcells, Carmen Guerrero, and Carlos Encinas.



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An Evening of Mexican Contemporary Art

Join us for an evening of Mexican Contemporary Social Art as Oliverio Balcells walks you through the process of creating his unique artwork. Enjoy soothing music while experiencing an in-depth presentation by Oliverio. Oliverio has been painting in many diverse mediums for over 20 years and looks forward to sharing his techniques with the West Valley community at Benevilla’s August Creatve...


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The Eagle Sun in Motion Workshop at Xico – August 21st 6 – 9pm

August 21st. 6 - 9pm Artist Oliverio Balcells will be leading a painting workshop where members of the community will have the opportunity to create a piece of art to take home with them. He has chosen to paint a depiction of The Eagle Sun in Motion. Join us to learn about the true meaning of the Aztec Calendar, or Piedra del Sol, based on the oral tradition and create your own art piece. Th...


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“Hole in the Rock” from Arizona Sacred Views Series

On my favorite site from Arizona, it is always a pleasure being there you can feel the magic that for many, many years a lot of people had felt.



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Superstition Mountain piece from Arizona Sacred Views Series

Just finished this piece about one of my favorite mountains in Arizona, it is place that you must see it in your lifetime.



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Thank you Childsplay & CALA Alliance for one more year with the students!

This was the 4th year of being part of the Diego Rivera's Project and this year Frida Kahlo Project, it's been an amazing experience all over the valley. Thanks to all the teachers, secretaries, principals, students and all the people involved to make these projects a opportunity for everyone to learn and share. Thank you Childsplay and CALA Alliance.



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Eagle Sun in Motion Workshop – Community Arts Gathering in Ajo, Arizona

Thank you very much to all the people involved, the International Sonoran Desert Alliance and the City of Ajo for the amazing experience and the opportunity to share this workshop.



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