Friday, February 25, 2011

Latin American artists take flight from Madrid to New York's Armory Show

Hot on the trail of soaring sales, Latin American artists who scored well at ARCO Madrid last week, take flight to New York state's most celebrated fine arts fair, the Armory Show, which runs 3 - 6 March, showcasing 274 galleries.

It opens on Piers 92 and 94 on the Manhattan side of the Hudson River in two warehouses.

Among them, 21 galleries and their stable of hungry and talented Latino artists, energizing  Armory's "Focus: Latin America," another first, a separate space for these galleries, the same move ARCO Madrid made,

You can feel the Latin American art market heating up.

In other Latin American art happenings:

Tamano, 500 x 321 cm. Jose Alberto Marchi

 La Escuela del Escandalo, solo show by Jose Alberto Marchi: 26 Feb. - 30 April. The Latin American Masters Gallery in Santa Monica, Ca., hosts paintings and a sound installation.

Painter Adelina Moya & sculptor Jesus Moroles continue featured at Sam Houston State University (Houston, Tx.) during a week-long "Festival Inspiracion," the university's first Latin American Arts Festival, ending Saturday, 26 Feb. Dr. Sergio Ruiz created the event.

Kinetic artist Carlos Cruz-Diez, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: ends 4 July. Venezuelan magic light artist Carlos Cruz-Diez reportedly delights museum goers with his kinetic illusions, colour without form, he calls them.

Dr. Mari Carmen Ramerez, Puerto Rican art historian and Wortham Curator of Latin American Art, also Director of the International Center for the Arts of the Americas, Houston, lectured at the Inter-American Development Bank in New York on 24 Feb.

Rock on and practice peace and love.

 "When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." Jimmy Hendrix.

Stefan, the ArtTraveler(TM).

See ArtTraveler videos on YouTube, and look in on the travails and trails of Dutch walkers Rob and Joost on day 45 of their 1000-km. pilgramage from Seville to Santiago de Compostela (Via de la Plata).

Photo by Liz Paris, Competa, Andalusia

And if you're interested in art traveling to our mountains in Andalusia for a week-long sculpture or mosaics workshop, or walking holiday, see: and

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