Finishing paintings and a lot of details for my annual Balcells Open Studio.
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
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. ...
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!
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.