With the presence of Daniel Leonardo Sáenz Secretary of Culture of Huila and guests, the exhibition "Cultural Identity" was opened at the Olegario Rivera Departmental Library, a group show with international participation that is presented as a preamble to the 61st version of the bambuco festival in San Juan and San Pedro in the Department of Huila in Colombia.
"We are pleased to bring this series of alternative samples where children and adult artists express cultural identity, a relevant and topical issue when our society is losing its distinctive seal before other peoples," said Miguel Darío Polania, coordinator of the library.
The exhibition presented nearly 70 pieces in micro-format including photographs, paintings, canvas prints and other artistic expressions from countries such as Brazil, Uruguay, Mexico, Cuba, Spain, the United States, Guatemala, Peru, Argentina, Paraguay, Italy, among others.
On this occasion, Peru is the guest country with long-standing artists such as Jorge Oyola Sheen, Rubi Sumae Berrocal, Carmen Flores Quispe, Sandra Moretti Nuñez, Jessica Pacheco, who stood out for their talent and artistic quality.
The library highlighted with honorable mention Colombian Yeison Novoa, for her work “La Pesca”, a beautiful engraving on linoleum; the Ecuadorian teacher Hada Zurita Barona, for her Ecuadorian landscape painted in oil on canvas, and the Uruguayan Carla Espinosa with her work “Luz”, a beautiful female portrait illuminated by the dim light of a candle.
The exhibition is part of a sample of 350 paintings by children and adult artists from various countries. The collection is divided into three themes -Violence, Environment, and cultural identity-, the pieces will travel to the United States and Mexico, to a series of exhibitions for the months of November and December of this year.