2018 Tamarindo Art Wave Festival—Costa Rica

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Ellen Zoe Golden (Tico Times) reports on the 2018 Tamarindo Art Wave Festival in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, which takes places from January 25 to 27. [The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit their webpage or Facebook page.] Here are excerpts:

In total, the three-day event will display approximately 200 works by national and international artists, and present 15 shows — both art and musical performances and workshops — making these three days the largest art exhibit to take place in Guanacaste. [. . .]

Since the close of the 2016 Tamarindo Art Wave, Emmanuel Javogue and the other co-curator Gaby Alvarez, both members of the Tamarindo Art Foundation, have worked to secure artists and activities for this year’s Tamarindo-wide event. The most formidable addition to the program this year is the 400-square-meter tent in the parking lot next to the ABC Realty office. The structure and displays are based on the Art Basel style featured at the popular event by that name in Miami, Florida, and here will house the works from 30 national and international artists. [. . .]

The curators estimate that 90 percent of the featured artists in the tents and at the businesses around Tamarindo will be present this year. However, the main goal is to allow participants at the event to interact with artists, an aspect of the 2016 edition that was very successful. As a result, the number of interactive workshops around town has been increased to 14, located, among other places, at El Coconut Restaurant, Pangas Restaurant, Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas, La Oveja Negra and Hollie Heller house. [. . .]

On the local level, Costa Rica’s well known painter/sculptor/engraver Fabio Herrera will exhibit samples of his work from the last 30 years. Emerging national artists include architect Alejandro Rambar; painters Guillermo Tovar, Felipe Keta and Alonso Rubí; erotic illustrator and sex activist Stephanie Chaves; and an exhibition by the sculptor Alexander Chaves who proposes to send his onlookers on a spiritual journey. [. . .]

For full article, see http://www.ticotimes.net/2018/01/23/tamarindo-gears-up-for-art-wave-festival

Also see http://tamarindoartwave.com/

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