In the midst of all the current economic problems, artistic life continues here: where there is art, perhaps, there is hope. Where there is art, ideas live. Yestereday marked the opening of an exhibit in Veracruz (the city) called Painters' Dialogue. A friend of ours has her work in it.
Here is the description in the Diario de Xalapa of the exhibit (my translation, and this one I had trouble with). The title of the article is Lienzos coloridos de emociones, and I am struggling a bit to translate it well: Canvases the colors of emotions? Canvases colored with vivacity? Hmm. I don't know.
Veracruz, Veracruz.- A profound conversation with women's art over seven centuries, from the XII to the XVIII is the theme of this exhibition of the work of 20 Veracruzan artists...in the Casa Principal.
A painting by Maria Elena Lobería, taken from El Diario.
The Veracruzan artists are Elisa Galván, Lourdes Azpiri, Cassandra Roberts, Magali Goris, Huri Barjau, Sofía García, María Elena Lobería, Ana Toledo y Belén Valencia del puerto de Veracruz. También Josefina Ochoa, Gina Silva, Gabriela Peralta, Wendy López, Lorenia Tamborell, Dolores Ochoa, Estela Jara, Ana Marrero y Gladis Villegas, de Xalapa who in the exhibit meet painters from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Baroque and the Century of Lights (Enlgihtenment) and their revolutions and their wars for independence thoughout whichthe midst of which female creativity continued to blossom, as it continues to today.
Germany, Italy, France, Belgium, England, Holland and Switzerland nurtured creative women like María Sybilla Merian, Rachel Ruysch, Clara Peters, Lavina Fontana, Elisabetta Sirani, among others with whom the Veracruz artists of today entered into conversation through their work. By referencing the work and style of the honored painters, the Veracruzanas presented a contemporary vision of the historic themes of their artistic ancestors.
The director of the Cultural Casa Principal, Ivonne Moreno said about the work:
The mission hasn't been easy. Still at the beginning of the new millennium there are breaches to open, songs to sing, poems to write, stories to tell. The brush and the canvas, drawing and surfaces, textures and acrylics are only tools to break the myth of women as sirens (a much more poetic way to say sex objects); ours is not a melody to reach the ears and not to be heard, she concluded.
The exhibit is at Mario Molina, 3115 in the Port of Veracruz. Admissin is free. Enjoy the creations of creative Veracruzanas.