Long time Kansas-Paraguay member Gene Ernst died on September 5, 2013. Gene was an architecture professor at Kansas State University from 1967 until he retired in 1992. Gene was also an artist. He was a member of the Kansas Watercolor Society as well as the Manhattan Arts Center Watercolor Studio. It was as an artist that he made one of his important contributions to Kansas-Paraguay Partners. With support from Partners of the Americas he traveled to Paraguay and produced watercolor images from the Jesuit Missions. Upon his return to Kansas he produced sets of notecards that many of us continue to use. Here are a couple of his images. The one in color is of the Museo Casa de Indios which is a museum of wood carvings of saints that date back to the Jesuits and was created and supported by Kanas-Paraguay member Marianna Beach. It is in Santa Maria de Fe and is worth the trip.
This appeared in Ultima Hora about our long time friend and critical staff member of Comite Paraguay Kansas. Best of luck to Mirian and the baby.
El festejo de Mirian Mongelós
Mirian Mongelós fue agasajada con un baby shower. El encuentro social, organizado por amigas, se desarrolló en La Pérgola Jardín. La futura mamá aguarda el nacimiento de su pequeño Santiago Ariel.
On July 9th, 2008, the Comité Paraguay Kansas celebrated their 40th anniversary at the American Embassy in Asunción, Paraguay.
There are more photos in the Rincon VIP section of our website!