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How Traditions Inspire Today’s Artists

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



Nuestra Tradicion Teuchitlan

Spectacular Tones in the Essence of All exhibit

May 5 - 30, 2017 at Herberger Theater Gallery Experience the vibrant colors of this artist's new works inspired by Balcell's Mexican Heritage.



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Nuestra Tradicion Teuchitlan

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



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CALA / Childsplay Frida Project 2016

Very well done 2nd & 3rd grades from Espiritu, Machan and Encanto School. Thank you Childsplay and CALA for another great year.



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The Gifted an art piece for Knox Gifted Academy

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!



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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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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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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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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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