Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Event in Poblacion

This weekend, 24th and 25th of April, we are hosting an event in Poblacion to promote our project to rebuild the village.

A number of Chilean artists and sculptors are donating their time and will be working in conjunction with the local community to create works of art that will stay in the village.

Renowned Chilean sculptor Franciso Gazitua will be creating a sculpture which will be the focal point of the main square in Poblacion (to be remodelled in the near future).

In the evening there is an invitation only art exhibition in Santa Ana, featuring art by Ricardo Bullemore.

Our project for Poblacion goes beyond simply building emergency housing. We wish to create a cultural and artistic centre in Colchagua that will promote local arts and crafts and create employment for the people who live in the village. We plan to help rebuild the architectural heritage that was destroyed. This event is the first step in showing that the spirit of the people of Poblacion has not been broken by the earthquake that ravaged the area.

Full list of artists and sculptors:

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