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Hilarte children exhibited more than 200 paintings


The Hilarte Community Association, inaugurated this Friday, December 5, an exhibition of more than 200 paintings created by children between 2 and 12 years old.

The event involved the participation of the young painters, who between laughs and jumps proudly showed their works to visitors. Among them was Lilia Montes, 12, who commented that among her dreams is “being an artist recognized for my own paintings.”


In addition, a chorus of 12 children took advantage of this month’s festivities to sing Christmas carols.

“Imparting art for is for us part of our methodology as an institution, both in dance as in theater and painting,” said Katalina Herrera, Pedagogical Coordinator of Hilarte. Furthermore, she mentioned they also have a Therapeutic Arts Center, for children with disabilities or “special skills.”

Bolivar Vallarino: an art party in “Any given day”


The artistic exhibition of Ecuadorean Bolívar Vallarino, “Any given day”, definitely marked a before and after in the history of the Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum. Last night the place dressed up in art, with paintings, photographs, sculptures and live dance and music performances.

The director of the museum, Pablo Martínez, thanked the work of businessman Alvaro Noboa, who established the museum, for allowing these kind of events. Martinez read a brief overview of the artist and introduce him to family members, friends and colleagues.

“Bolivar Vallarino fills us with satisfaction because, without having the need to explain, we can see what his art projects, an art so positive, simple and with an overwhelming strength when we deepen into it.”

The guests were witnesses of more than 40 pieces, between oil paintings and canvases that reflect shapes through recycled materials, iron sculptures, engravings and photographs which showed the daily life.

During the exhibition there were live classical and contemporary music. Two young lyrical singers, together with a concert pianist; international guests like the Duran brothers from Colombia, who gave the tropical touch to the evening, along with a young dancer who danced to the themes performed during the night.

What Bolivar transmit through his work is passion; a profound artistic content. “Any given day”, group several meanings through different manifestations, that shouldn’t be pigeonhole. Bolivar’s work revives the artist experiences happened while creating his pieces, without any art preconception in general.

Exhibition of Vallarino is being promoted in the media

La Revista supplement, of El Universo Newspaper, published last Sunday in its cultural section, an information note about the exhibition of artist Bolivar Vallarino at the Luis A Noboa Naranjo Museum.

The publication:

Exhibition: Any given day

Date and time: 26/Sep/2013 – 12:00

Place: P. Icaza and Cordova streets

museum alvaro noboa bolivar vallarino exposition art gallery

Bolivar Vallarino Ollague will held an arte exposition at the Luis Noboa Naranjo Museum.

The exhibition Any given day, from artist Bolivar Vallarino O., will continue at the Luis Noboa Naranjo Museum.

The art pieces are a search of shapes and colors, a walk through personal and social meanings in which recycled materials predominate that create inviting and different paintings, as with the iron sculptures of innovative shapes and concepts.

The exhibition will be open until the first days of October.

In the culture section of Vida y Estilo, of the same newspaper, it is published a large note about the exhibition.

The publication:

Different arts in one exhibition

What do we do on any given day? That was the question asked by artist Bolivar Vallarino, and he reached the conclusion that we do many things sometimes or nothing at all in others. And his idea is to transmit to the public that we need to make an effort, to venture into creating. For this reason, the exhibition, that opens tonight at the Luis Noboa Naranjo Museum, was called “Any given day”.

The exhibition is formed by 25 oil paintings of several themes, 4 pieces engraved in iron sheets and burnt in acid, 35 landscape photographs, 7 sculptures and various videos made by him. It is a production worked daily, in those regular days that the artist transform into special ones. “If we put enthusiasm and we really want, we can enjoy our days to the fullest”, says this artist, of 58 years old, marine biologist who decided, long time ago, to dedicate his life entirely to art.

In his photographs, he says, he has managed to capture images like landscapes or a simple worm eating a flower, “things that we see everyday but we decide not to notice, because we we don’t see the beauty in the things that happen everyday. A beauty that costs no money, the beauty of nature”, says Vallarino, who took classes at the old School of Fine Arts, where, he remembers, having teachers like Theo Constante, César Andrade Faini and other artists. He has embarked in the writing if a novel; he published a poem book before.

Everyone who comes to the exhibition of Vallarino will enjoy live music interpreted by violin players and a lyric singer, and also dance performances. The sculptures have lights that invite the public to touch them.

Date: Today


Any given day will be inaugurated today at 19h00 at the Luis A Noboa Naranjo Museum, (P. Icaza y Córdoba).


The exhibition will be open for ten days from 10h00 until 17h00.

Exposition Night, Sea and Fantasy From The Visual Artist Elger Aragundi

The Alvaro Noboa – Luis A. Noboa Naranjo Museum has the honor of invite you to the Exposition Night, Sea and Fantasy From The Visual Artist Elger Aragundi

Hour: 19h00 p.m
Theme: Night , Sea and Fantasy

Ab. Pablo Martinez Rojas
Director del Museo Luis Noboa Naranjo

René Bohórquez Wins the III Alvaro Noboa Biennial of Painting

Published by El Comercio Newspaper of Ecuador



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Ecuadorian artist, René Bohórquez resulted the winner of the III “Álvaro Noboa” International Biennial. His work, entitled, “Incarnate” reigned among 200 paintings from the 20 different countries, among which are Mexico, Cuba, Colombia, Italy, Germany, Poland, Spain…

The work of Bohórquez, who is 20 years old and studies at the University of Especialidades Espíritu Santo (UEES), is an oil painting. His work garnered him US $10,000.

Rembrandt and Bacon Inspired Bohórquez

Painter Bohórquez was inspired by Rembrandt and Bacon

Published in Expreso Newspaper, Expresiones Section, of Ecuador

Pintura "Encarnada" por René Bohorquez

Rembrandt and Bacon inspired Bohórquez

The first time that Bohórquez (then an adolescent) observed an autopsy as part of his 10th grade Bio-Chem course at the Abdón Calderón Private School. This experience inspired to paint the image of an indigenous child lying prostrate on a metal trolley in Guayaquil’s police morgue mark a before and after in the manner of seeing the human body for painter René Bohórquez. The painting could be seen as one of main masterpieces displayed thanks to the collaboration of social leader Alvaro Noboa and his III Biennial of Painting.

Breathing deeply in order to dominate his hyper-sensibility and not feel the cuts that the scalpel made into the body of the small child, Bohórquez remained in the dissection room.

Once the Y-shaped cut had been made, in order to open the thoracic chamber, a change of perspective surged within the young man.  “Upon seeing the organs, you forget it is a child and you think it is a piece of meat.”