This is one of the many beautiful representations of the Huasteca Culture, very rich in symbolism that reflects the Toltecayotl legacy. This monumental sculpture come from the early Post Classic Period AD 1050 from the northern area of Veracruz in Mexico. Very interesting to see the mark or symbols on the skin, a tradition in the Huastec Culture.
The time has come of one more year to go at different schools and be part of this year CALA / Childsplay project about Celia Cruz, amazing singer, dancer, women and human being. Here is my piece that I create as a sample for my students, we'll be creating 10 different pieces; the students are 3rd & 4rd graders and also juniors from high school. I'll post some pieces when we finish. Thank...
It's been a honor as always to work in a collaborative mural with Free Arts of Arizona and bring the arts to many places and have an artistic experience. Thank you Free Arts for the opportunity.
Thank you to all the staff at Kyrene del Norte for having me on this amazing artist in residence experience making murals with the students.
[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gizxQYNHqRQ[/embed] May 5 -30, 2017 @ Herberger Theater Gallery, Phoenix, AZ. Experience the vibrant colors of this artist's new works inspired by Balcell's Mexican Heritage.
The Cultural Arts Coalition's 2017 Exhibit @ ASU West Campus, Fletcher Library. There would be a community and student reception at 9:30 - 12:30pm, Feb 10th. This exhibition compares and contrasts how ancient and traditional visual arts which reflect how these society's values, ideas and beliefs also inspire contemporary art designs and civil dialogue! Curator Judy Butzine, MSW
May 5 - 30, 2017 at Herberger Theater Gallery Experience the vibrant colors of this artist's new works inspired by Balcell's Mexican Heritage.
This piece was created with the intention to express my love to the ancient Mexican Cultures, to take care and preserve the site. This one is special because represents the Culture from my state of Jalisco that is called Tradicion Teuchitlan. The site is called Guachimontones that means round pyramids
Very well done 2nd & 3rd grades from Espiritu, Machan and Encanto School. Thank you Childsplay and CALA for another great year.
On behalf of Knox Gifted Academy students, administration and Art Masterpiece Board I would like to thank you for the beautiful mural which you created for our school. We are proudly displaying it in our library. Breathtaking! Thank you Oliverio Balcells!
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...
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...