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Opening for the Works of Artist Blanca Santander at the Embassy of Peru in Washington, D.C.

Artist Blanca Santander and Cultural Attach?Blanca Ochoa at the Embassy of PeruArtist Blanca Santander and Cultural Attach?Blanca Ochoa at the Embassy of Peru

AN EXHIBITION of the art of Peruvian artist Blanca Santander opened at the Embassy of Peru in Washington, D.C., Wednesday evening, July 20.

MS. SANTANDER, who has lived in Seattle since 1996, has earned national acclaim for her work, including recognition from Barnes & Noble, which for the third year in a row has licensed one of her paintings for use on shopping totes to promote during National Hispanic Heritage Month. In 2008, National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI) honored Ms. Santander for her painting “Timepeace” at their national conference held in Albuquerque, N.M.

Artists Blanca Santander and Nebiur ArellanoArtists Blanca Santander and Nebiur Arellano

HER INFLUENCE IS the Peruvian culture. She says: “I am from the land of the Incas and Pachamama. My heritage, my values, and my colors run concurrently with all my themes. The fusion of ancient past and present can best be expressed by my painting `Mother Earth and the New World.? My new world, Seattle, is a magnificent city enveloped in natural beauty, and there I connect with Mother Nature.”

“WHEN I came to the United States, I filled my time learning English and becoming adjusted to a new culture,” says Ms. Santander. “I started out with part-time work for a couple of years to make money for art materials. After a while I started exhibiting in the Seattle area, and doing workshops and volunteer work. Now I am a full-time artist,”

Minister Counselor Luis Chang Boldrini at the Embassy of Peru and artist Blanca SantanderMinister Counselor Luis Chang Boldrini at the Embassy of Peru and artist Blanca Santander

BLANCA Santander?s exhibition ran through August 10. The Peruvian Embassy is located at 1700 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C., and its art gallery is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Artwork by Blanca SantanderArtwork by Blanca Santander

PERU IS celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the rediscovery of Machu Picchu to the World, and the Embassy in Washington supports and coordinates cultural activities of Peruvian artists, who come to Washington, D.C., for exhibitions and presentations in all artistic fields.

Artwork by Blanca SantanderArtwork by Blanca Santander

Opening for the Works of Artist Blanca Santander at the Embassy of Peru in Washington, D.C.Opening for the Works of Artist Blanca Santander at the Embassy of Peru in Washington, D.C.

Artwork by Blanca Santander

 

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