Friday, May 30, 2008

Pura Vida Worldly Art to unveil mural by Andean artist Carlos Herrera Burgos

Posted By on Fri, May 30, 2008 at 7:48 AM

The local retail shop Pura Vida Worldly Art just shot over this press release about an upcoming art display:

Pura Vida Worldly Art to unveil 20' pre-Colombian influenced mural by Andean artist Carlos Herrera Burgos.

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, June 6, 2008. 7:00-10:00 PM, with Latin-American music by Ecuadorean guitarist Jaime Guevara and complimentary Peruvian h'ordeuvres.

MORE INFORMATION: Pura Vida Worldly Art to unveil 20' pre-Colombian influenced mural by Andean artist Carlos Herrera Burgos.

Through a grant from the Charlotte Arts & Science Council, Carlos Herrera Burgos has created a mobile mural using pre-Colombian imagery to represent

Charlotte's Latin American culture and to show how the city is transforming into a cultural melting pot.

Born in Arequipa Peru, self-taught artist Carlos has expressed his childhood memories and Andean love through his art. He lived his childhood in the Andes Mountains, at 4600 Meters above sea level. This region is full of people that work in the field daily harvesting potato, corn, lettuce, onions, and flowers. Though there is a lack of technology and very limited means of transportation, these people still are culturally advanced and extremely humble.

"It is for that reason that I base my artwork around these people. I could very easily paint more modern themes yet I refuse to do so; Because, this is my

ancestry, my history, my culture, and unconditional love for my people".

Carlos has exhibited and won several awards in Chile and Peru.

For more information on Pura Vida Worldly Art’s Events, contact Teresa Hernandez (wk#) 704-335-8587, teresa@puravidaart.com or visit the What’s Happening page of our web site www.puravidaart.com.

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