Art Exhibition: Charo Oquet’s “Fragmentos”

Tonight, August 26, 2010, at 8:00 pm, the Quinta Dominica Cultural Center presents “Fragmentos,” an exhibition by Miami-based Dominican artist Charo Oquet. The exhibition will include paintings and other works produced between 2007 and 2010, in which the artist provides different interpretations of the main themes: fragments and fragmentation. Quinta Dominica Cultural Center is located in the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo at  202 Padre Billini Street.

Following a period focused on the creation of installations and photography, Charo Oquet returns to painting, her passion.  Oquet is a wide-ranging artist, cultural entertainer, educator, curator, and publisher.  Her interdisciplinary work includes painting, photography, performance, and installation.  Her work has been exhibited widely in the United States and internationally and is found in collections, galleries, and museums around the world.

For over a decade Oquet has been dedicated to the promotion and development of art in the United States and the Dominican Republic.  As art activist, she created an art center art in Miami, the Edge Zones Art Center.  She is the organizer of the Zones Art Fair, which coincides with the Basel Art Fair in Miami Beach, and director of the Zones Press publishing house, through which Oquet has put produced four books on the art in Miami, with focus on Dominican artists such as Polibio Díaz, Sayuri Guzmán, Caryana Castillo, David Pérez, Thimo Pimentel, Eliú Almonte, and Rafael Pérez among others.   Other programs and events sponsored by Edge Zones focus on Dominican arts, music, poetry, and history have included writers such as Chiqui Vicioso, Juan Dicent, and historian Silvio Torres-Saillant. Other featured artists have included musicians Edis Sánchez, Irka Mateo, Luis Díaz, Xiomara Fortuna, Rita Indiana Hernández (also writer), as well as journalists Marcia Facundo and Orlando Haza.

Edge Zones is located at 47NE 25th Street in Miami, Florida.

For more information on Edge Zones, see www.edgezones.org

For more information on Charo Oquet, visit her artist’s page at www.charooquet.com

For more information on this and other exhibitions, you may call the center at (809) 687-5944 or visit www.quintadominica.com

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