Last night we went to the opening of an exhibit of work by Cristóbal González Guzmán at the Onda Gallery
here in Portland. (that is my handsome son-in-law, Carlos, on the sidewalk) Cristóbal is a friend of my daughter, Emily, who lives in Quito, Ecuador. He owned a gallery there for a number of years and is a well-known painter in Ecuador. He also teaches at Colegio Americano
, the American School in Quito, where Emily taught for 4 years. Last January we visited him in Quito. It was a memorable evening, which I wrote about on our Ecuador blog here.
Cristóbal's work looked wonderful and was really nicely displayed. There seemed to be a lot of interest and positive comments.
When we arrived, Onda owner, Allan Oliver, was talking to a fellow who was from Ecuador, who had seen the show advertised and come specifically to see work by a fellow Ecuadorean.
oooh, they'd translate nicely into quilts, wouldn't they?ReplyDelete
These are wonderful. I must see them in person. I might buy one - they are so lucious.ReplyDelete
I have three at home I bought in the early 90s while living in Ecuador. I love them dearly. They are so alive and vibrant. And the artist is also such a wonderful and kind person!ReplyDelete