Finishing paintings and a lot of details for my annual Balcells Open Studio.
I'm grateful for all the amazing things that I have in my life / Agradecido por todo lo que tengo a mi alrededor
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Gallery of Chandler Center of the Arts is proud to present the art of Diana Calderon and Oliverio Balcells. Both artists create imagery inspired by Mexican history, heritage, nature, culture, and personal migration, which takes visitors on a visual trip across the border into a country rich with tradition. Experience the historical colors, pa...
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!
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.
Let's celebrate tonight at the Spectacular Tones in the Essence of All opening. A todo se le llega su hora, a celebrar se ha dicho!
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.