Monthly Archives: August 2013

William Martínez exhibits his art at the Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum

 

On Wednesday night, the Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum presented the most recent painting exhibition of Ecuadorian artist, William Martinez.

More than forty realistic pieces, worked in oil on canvas or carved in wood, show the urban reality of Guayaquil, and highlight little details of the common life of the city.

Martínez, studied in the academy of Fine Arts of Guayaquil and has won several awards and recognitions at national level, in different exhibitions and biennials.

The family of William accompanied the artist while Pablo Martinez, on behalf of the founder of the Museum, businessman Alvaro Noboa, thanked the people present and invited them to tour the facilities and enjoy the exhibition.

Artistic Tribute for Culture Month in Guayaquil

Las saturday, august 8, at 19h00, the Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum, founded by businessman Alvaro Noboa Ponton, with the support of the foundation “Ría Guayas” and the culture commission of the University of Guayaquil, presented the exhibition “Punto, Arte y Punto”, to pay tribute to professor Giner Calderon, teacher at the faculty of Social Communication (Facso), artist and engraver from Chile.

Following the words of the representative of the Foundation, Marcos Martinez, and the coordinator of the exhibition, Jenny Becerra, the event was formally open for people to appreciate the art pieces, which were created by artists from all the provinces of the country, including participants of the past international painting biennials.

The exposition, which will be open to the public until august 29, gathered around 250 people, among them, the consul from Chile, Juan Pablo Lira. The exhibition, formed by paintings, sculptures, engravings and heat engravings, are all for sale.

 

Galería de Obras:

Famous Ecuadorian writer relaunches three of his works

 

The Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum, founded by businessman Alvaro Noboa Ponton in honor of his father, celebrated yesterday, the relaunching of three of the books written by Roberto Wright Ycaza, from Guayaquil, before a museum packed with admirers of his work.

The director of the museum and host of the event, Attorney Pablo Martinez, welcomed his “friend for 40 years” and also his attending family, and described Wright as “the best of friends, always polite, amiable, civilized, full of optimism and with a great sense of humor”.

Roberto is a “big admirer of women”, expressed Martinez, “that’s why, it is no wonder that he created three literary pieces as the ones we are presenting today. In those books, the personality of the author is outlined and his experiences join a magical realism which, at the end, falls short before the experiences of the author”, he added while he invited Wright to the podium.

“I am most grateful to everyone who has contributed to the relaunching of my books”, said the writer, who later shared a thought regarding his profession: “To write is not easy; for me, writing has two poles: One is the one in which I withdraw myself from reality and live my characters. The other one is when God charges my mind to create a lot”.

Finally, the writer thanked all the people present and revealed some details of his next book, which will be based in the Guayaquil of the sixties. After his speech, the famous Ecuadorian singer Egberto Garcia, delighted the audience with his voice while champagne and snacks were served.

 

Tomorrow will be the relaunch of three books of the writer Robert Wright Ycaza.

Tomorrow will be the relaunch of three books of the writer Robert Wright Ycaza.

 

The Luis Noboa Naranjo Museum
is pleased to invite you to the to relaunch of
the three books from the Writer

Roberto Wright Ycaza

Location: P. Icaza 302 and Córdova (Corner), Seguros Condor Building 1st floor.

Date: August 7, 2013

Time: 19h00

Ab. Pablo Martinez Rojas
Director

Relaunch of Books from the Writer Roberto Wright Ycaza

 

The Luis Noboa Naranjo Museum
is pleased to invite you to the to relaunch of
the three books from the Writer

Roberto Wright Ycaza

Location: P. Icaza 302 and Córdova (Corner), Seguros Condor Building 1st floor.

Date: August 7, 2013

Time: 19h00

Ab. Pablo Martinez Rojas
Director

Three International Biennials in the “LUIS NOBOA NARANJO”, In five years

 

The idea of putting together an international biennial to gather artists from all over the world, was an initiative of its director, Attorney Pablo Martínez Rojas, with the support of founder and life President Álvaro Noboa Pontón, in honor to the “INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF PAINTING ÁLVARO NOBOA”. It has been so well received that to date there has been three international biennials with the participation of artists of America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Africa.

Pablo Martínez points out that the three biennials habe been a success because through them, worldwide artists can come and show their work. Also, an important issue is the seriousness with which these events have been carried out since they have been supported by a jury with a recognized trayectory and art critics well known nationally and internationally, like Jeffrey Bishop, Enrique Tábara, Joseph Roberts, Larissa Marangoni, Theo Constante, Mariela García, Alejandra Rossetti, among others.

The first International
Biennial of Painting ” Álvaro Noboa”, was held on April 1 of 2008, and therefore, in contrast with the other two, that were held afterwards, just Ecuadorian artists were part of it, no matter their place of residence, and also foreigners residing in the country. More than 100 pieces were received, specially from young artists, which were exhibited in the eight rooms designated for the event. Prizes of de $ 5.000, $ 3.000 y $ 1.000, were delivered to the winners of the first, second and third places.

The winner of the first place was Jimmy Lara Gutiérrez, with his work “Press yo continue”; in second place, Wilson Eduardo Quichimbo, “It has been said” and the third place was to Pedro Dávila Silva, with his piece “The game of the toad”; besides, mentions of honor were awarded to various other artists.

The second International Biennial of Painting “Álvaro Noboa”, was carried out on April 28 of 2010. The purpose of the event was to strenghten the friendship between the countries of the world and highlight their creative ability. 24 countries participated and more than 300 national pieces were exhibited; for this edition prizes of $20.000, $10.000 y $5.000, were delivered to the three top positions, respectively. The winners were: first place , Juan Caguana, with his piece “picnic”; second place, Saidel Brito with ” Capitulants” and third place, Kate Vrijmoet with “Shotgun Accident”. Likewise, mentions of honor were given to other participants.

The third International Biennial of Painting “Álvaro Noboa”, was held on April 4 of 2012. National and international artists were part of it. This edition was marked by previous events that took place prior to its opening, like fashion shows by Ecuadorian designers with the theme” Elements of Nature” and it was highlighted by a variety of artistic trends. Prizes of $10.000, $5.000 y $1.000, were awarded. The first place was won by René Bohórquez, with The piece “Incarnated”; The second place by William Hernández, with “Acrilycs of Milagro”; and like previous biennials, revelation artists were awarded and mentions of honor were delivered

With this background, there is no doubt that the organization of a Fourth International Biennial of Painting in the Luís Noboa Naranjo Museum, will be very well received and will be a total success.