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Press Release: Giant Kites of Guatemala; Presentation by Indigenous Guatemalan Painter Enrique Cay at The Studio@620
For Immediate Release
St. Petersburg, FL (September 13, 2016) — The Studio@620 welcomes Enrique Cay as part of the Worlds' Greatest Kiting exhibition. Known for his painting of giant kites, Enrique will explain the history and significance of the day of the Dead to the Guatemalan and Mayan culture. He will assist the listeners with an understanding of the use and importance of the kites on November 1. For those interested in the fascinating holiday Day of the Dead, in Indigenous cultures in Central America and for those simply fascinated with culture this will be an evening you will not want to miss. Presentation begins at 7 PM.
Enrique Cay is a 39 year old Guatemalan artist from the town of Sumpango, Sacatepequez. This town is a Kakchikel speaking city known for its incredible kite festival each year for Day of the Dead (November 1). Enrique studied architecture but has pursued his passion of painting and sculpture with great success. His work has been featured in over 90 solo and collective exhibitions and he was chosen as one of the artists to represent Guatemala at the World Fair in Shanghai.
His work uniquely deals with the Mayan folklore and religion. Celebrating the rich history of the Mayans and their celebrations. As well his art incorporates the influence of the church and the topography of Guatemala. One of his most famous series of paintings has been the kites used for Day of the Dead. His paintings not only pay homage to the celebration of Day of the Dead but also integrate into the kites the culture of the people.
This work is to be found in the private collections of many collectors in Guatemala as well as larger hotels and institutions. Additionally Enrique will have works exhibited and for sale at The Studio @ 620 as part of the ‘World’s Greatest Kiting’ exhibition.
Thursday September 29, 2016, 6-9 PM, presentation at 7 PM
Admission is free, donations are accepted.
The Studio@620 is a non profit arts venue located at 620 1st Ave. South, St. Petersburg FL 33701
Visit The Studio@620 online at www.studio620.org or call 727-895-6620 for more information.
Contact: Coralette Damme