Category : Art

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...


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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...


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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.  



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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!



Oliverio Balcells Lectures Series Ancient Mexican Art

Lecture Series at Xico Arte y Cultura

I'm very happy to be part of these lecture series where I'll share my studies, research and oral history with anybody who want to join me on this beautiful adventure that it's the art and philosophy of ancient Mexican cultures see you at Xico Arte y Cultura, 1008 E. Buckeye Road Suite 220, Phoenix, AZ 85034 The Civilization - Jan 25th 7 -8 pm Philosophy and Oral Tradition - Feb 22nd 7 ...


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Starting a New Multimedia Project

Ready to start writing a new story that will involve cultural and commercial trades, ambient sounds, ancient language and a love story. The research and documentation is very exciting that I know would take time and dedication but it's worth the effort to share the experience. I'll be posting the progress from time to time.



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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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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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