With the “Arte Mutuo” festival, six works of urban art were distributed along the municipality of Isla Mujeres, stated Rubén Pérez Martín, general director of the Institute of Culture and Arts. The pieces will be in display from January 7 to 14.
He said that there is a commitment to promote art and culture among the island society and to increase the tourist inflow, the City of Isla Mujeres coordinated with the organization “Volunquest” and artists from various places in the world, organized this festival.
P+erez Martín stated that one of the main objectives of this cultural initiative is the creation of murals that promote the preservation of culture, providing the local community and tourists with an exhibition of outdoor visual arts, whose central theme would be the history of the island.
Arte Mutuo consists of four parts: a collective exhibition of plastic arts, the elaboration of murals, workshops and volunteering.
“We want children and young islanders, as well as those who visit us, to know our history through these beautiful murals made by 17 artists, who also have the initiative to give workshops and make a pictorial exhibition that undoubtedly will be of great benefit for the community”, assured Pérez Martín.
The art gallery was inaugurated on January 7 in the main hall of the House of Culture, where about 25 works of various techniques made by participating artists are on display and for sale to the public.
The official said that 20 percent of the profits of the sales made in the gallery will be donated to the City Council to carry out social works, such as the planned the construction of a roof in the courtyard of the primary school “Julio Sauri Espinoza”.
He added that the topics of the exhibition had to do with the foundation of the island, the harvest and transfer of salt to Panama, the Day of the Dead, the beginning of tourism, the arrival of the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception and the religious life, as well as a 3D view of the island.
He also said that the festival’s participating artists will give various workshops to the student community of the municipality, including music, how to make a flute, collective mural, mandalas and geometry, among others.
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