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Balcells’ Open Studio 2017

Come and celebrate another great year of art, music and fun. Holiday season shopping is here and art it's the perfect gift.



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The Unknown Symbols – A Journey of the Mind

Experience a multimedia piece combining film and music by artist Oliverio Balcells at the world premiere of The Unknown Symbols – A Journey of the Mind at Pueblo Grande Museum on December 2. Take a journey of color and textures through city ambience and nature that engages audiences through evocative images filmed throughout the Valley of the Sun. Original live and recorded music accompanying th...


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Altar Dedicated to Those Who Died in Mexico City Earthquake.

I will have a beautiful altar in the theatre lobby dedicated to those who died in the Mexico City earthquake. Come check it out Oct 28 & 29 Mesa Art Center. https://mesaartscenter.com/index.php/events/dia-de-los-muertos-festival  



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Culture & Painting Classes of Ancient Mexican Art

In these two hour interactive art classes you will learn about a civilization made up of many cultures through studying its oral tradition, history, art expressions, food, games, garb, calendars, architecture and more. No drawing or painting experience necessary. $25 per class - Oct 21, Nov 18, Nov 25, Dec 16 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm . Materials are included, 10 years old and up. The Sagrado Gallery...


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Adventures with Animals from Ancient Mexico

Thank you City of Chandler Vision Gallery and Yvonne Torres for the opportunity to bring this workshop for the Vision Kidz program, it was fun and I'm honored to shared the ancient Mexican knowledge to the children.



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Solo Exhibit at ASU West Campus

I want to say thank you very much to Margaret Rodriguez for the invitation to bring my art to Fletcher Library at Arizona State University West Campus celebrating the Hispanic month; I'll have a great variety of pieces from different series and collections. If you would like to purchase a piece or pieces please contact me at 602-301-4384. I hope to see you at the reception and celebrate!



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Celebrating our Four Lizard Studios Website

I'm very happy to present our new website, the link is www.fourlizard.com, there you can order your commercial printing needs, hire our musical services, o reserve a space in our next workshop; make sure to subscribe to our email list for events, art exhibits and classes. Also I would like to mention that we're offering new services as Lease to Own Art and Spanish and English fun classes like ...


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Next Solo Exhibit at Fletcher Library – Arizona State University

I want to say thank you very much to Margaret Rodriguez for the invitation to bring my art to Fletcher Library at Arizona State University West Campus celebrating the Hispanic month; I'll have a great variety of pieces from different series and collections. If you would like to purchase a piece or pieces please contact me at 602-301-4384. I hope to see you at the reception and celebrate!



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Experimenting with Adobe Premiere Pro

Just started last weekend with some videos to edit for The Unknown Symbols Multimedia project and I really like this software from Adobe, it is very complete and friendly user; I hope I can learn it fast as my son Quetzal. Have a great week and I'll keep you posted on this project.



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Exploring Arizona for Inspiration

Last weekend I was exploring with my family to the beauty of the Salt River, Four Peaks Mountains & Tonto National Forest to comeback charged of nature, colors and inspiration to keep working on my multimedia project. Here is picture of this trip; I totally recommend to take a day off and get your car and drive in the area, you'll be inspired.



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Filming The Unknown Symbols

Last Friday & Saturday we were filming for my multimedia project at amazing places like Papago park, Hole in a Rock, Superstition Mountain and downtown Phoenix. I'll be editing, recording and preparing for the presentation in December at Pueblo Grande Museum. I'll keep you posted when all the info is ready. Have a great week!



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My First Oil Painting

I remember very well when I painted in 1991 my first oil painting, I did it in Tucson AZ visiting my girlfriend in those days now my wife Hope, it was with an art student from the University of Arizona, I went to the university art studios with him and let me use one of his canvas panel and materials, and this is the result, I remember that took for ever to dry, I remember leaving the piece in Tu...


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