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Arts & Entertainment | June 13, 2011 [ 11:35 ]

Ministry of Foreign Affairs uses art and theater to raise money for the Amazon

Artwork by Venancio Shinki. (Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

The Volunteers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru have assembled an art show as part of a series of activities aimed at the development and promotion of the Amazon, its art, values ​​and tradition.

The exhibit, called "Amazon: A look at the art of the jungle" ("Amazónica, una Mirada al Arte de la Selva"), will open June 16 at the Ricardo Palma Cultural Center in Miraflores.

Through the art the ministry hopes the viewers will gain a better geographical knowledge of what they call a magical land, the Amazon. The exhibit will help fund the Children's Cultural Center of Irapay in Iquitos.

The sale of the work of artist Venancio Shinki will be the main income for a project to form a symphony orchestra for children in Iquitos. The art will be on exhibit in Miraflores until July 4.

The Cultural Association and Escena Perú will also put on a musical production called "Amazon...the Heart of the Planet" (Amazonía...Corázon del Planeta) at the Municipal Theater June 13 through 17 at 8 p.m. to help the cause. Tickets may be purchased at the Teleticket counters at Wong and Metro.

Written and directed by Gloria Maria Solari with music by Mino Mele, the show features a cast of 50 performers on stage, including Julio Andrade, Reynaldo Arenas, José Bracamonte, the tenor Juan Antonio de Dompablo, Francesca Solari and Gloria Maria Solari herself.

"Beyond the problems that arise in our country is respect for the life of each region. Peru is and will always be the star of our productions in which we encourage families to value our culture because we are a multicultural and multiethnic country," says Solari.

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1 Comment

# Chuck says :
June 13, 2011 [ 17:27 ]

This is good to see - but I would like to see the new government direct money to Iquitos for health, education and an international airport.

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