El Penol

Mexican artists exhibit in Colombia’s Historical Museum of El Peñol

The Mexican artists Alejandro Quijano (Yucatan) and Jorge Luis Hurtado (Sinaloa) participate in the exhibition “Presencia y Testimonio,” which opens today at the Historical Museum of El Penol, Colombia.

Organized by the Cultural Foundation MAI Colombia and The Historical Museum of El Penol, the exhibition brings together the work of 43 artists representing 16 countries, in order to show the complex inner world of each person, their environment and their communities.

The public can admire paintings, oils, acrylics, drawings, sculptures, engravings and collages in genres such as landscape, pop art, conceptual, geometric, linear and modern.

In a statement, the organizers explained that it aims to highlight the Latin American magical realism part with their contrasting realities without geographical boundaries, forming a “visible” universe where we meet again.

In addition to Quijano and Hurtado, participating artists like Andrea Beatriz García (Argentina), Carmen Garcia Pernas (Uruguay), Clara Pechansky (Brazil), Felipe Drago (Chile), Jorge Valladares Diéguez (Cuba), Wagner Ugarte Valdivia (Peru) and Yessi Santos (Colombia), to name a few.

The work of artists from the United States, Spain, Russia, Ireland, Taiwan, the Netherlands is also present, all members of the Colombia Mai International Cultural Foundation (Art internacionl Movement).

This foundation is characterized by working with the dissemination of art universally, members are renowned, with unique and creative work, giving priority to technical and artistic quality.

The Historical Museum of El Peñol celebrates 20 years of uninterrupted operation. The gallery includes archaeological, photographic, liturgical objects and everyday life of local artist collections as well as a municipal herbarium.

The museum makes the program focused for children, “chair for coexistence and non-violence” as well as public lectures, workshops and talks weekly.

El Penol is a municipality of Colombia, located in the eastern state of Antioquia subregion and its name comes from the Rock monolith of 220 meters high, consisting of quartz, feldspar and mica.


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