Posted on June 22, 2015 by jpoertner
Manuel Vera of Villarrica is the winner of the art contest sponsored by the bi-national Paraguay United States Cultural Center (CCPA), Comité Paraguay Kansas (CPK) and Kansas Paraguay Partners (KPP). Manuel will receive free English instruction at CCPA before traveling to Kansas to visit with Kansas artists. The theme of the contest was lost childhood. The photos below show Manuel and a paintings he created to respond to this theme. Judith McCrea a professor of art at the University of Kansas and long time KPP member and supporter participated as a judge in this contest.
This is one of several art contests aimed at young Paraguayan artists and sponsored by CCPA, CPK and KPP. Previously there has been a photography and a sculpture contest. Amber Hansen of Lawrence assisted the judging of the photography contest and Eric Conrad of Emporia State University assisted with the judging of the sculpture contest.
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Posted on June 4, 2015 by jpoertner
Kansas Paraguay Partners and Comité Paraguay Kansas have had both visual and performing artist exchanges for most of its existence. Recently there is a special visual arts project between KPP, CPK and the Paraguayan Binational Center (CCPA). Amber Hansen and Eric Conrad have traveled to Paraguay to judge art contests and we await the visit of Sergio Jara the Paraguayan winner of the sculpture contest. Paraguayan photographer Teresita Gonzalez has also visited Kansas recently. All of this is to say that Paraguay has a vibrant visual art tradition. KPP supporter Arla Jones sent this link to Paraguay’s participation in the Venice Biennale. Take a look at some great work.
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Posted on October 16, 2014 by jpoertner
Eric Conrad who teaches are at Emporia State University is visiting Paraguay under a Partners of the Americas travel grant to assist the judging of a sculpture contest sponsored by Centro Cultural Paraguayo Americano (CCPA) and Comite Paraguay Kansas (CPK). The winner of the context will visit Kansas at a later date. Here are a few photos supplied by our partners at CPK.
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Posted on September 30, 2014 by jpoertner
Teresita Gonzalez presented some of her photographic work at the Lawrence Arts Center September 29, 2014. Teresita has documented the Hospital de Clinicas in Asuncion before it moved to a more modern facility. The hospital was the primary health care facility for the poor. You can see some of her work on YouTube with the link below.
Hosting Teresita were three Lawrence artists who are also participating in helping judge Paraguayan arts contests sponsored by Centro Cultural Paraguay Americano and Comite Paraguay Kansas with travel assisted by Partners of the Americas. Judith McCrea is a professor of art at the University of Kansas and a long time friend of Paraguayan artists. Amber Hansen is a Lawrence artist and lecturer at KU. She went to Paraguay to help judge the photography part of the CCPA – CPK art contest. Eric Conrad is a Lawrence artist and Professor at Emporia State University. He will go to Paraguay during October to help judge the sculpture contest. University of Kansas Paraguayan student Gabriel Racca translated for Teresita.
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Posted on September 25, 2014 by jpoertner
Here is a nice piece about KPP President Jay Newton and CPK President Carolina Pedro meeting with the Paraguayan Minister of Extremal Relations Ambassador Eladio Loizaga. KPP member Merrill and Boots Raber were also in attendance as were several other members of CPK.
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Posted on June 6, 2014 by jpoertner
Kansas Paraguay Partners, our southern partners CPK and the US-Paraguayan binational center (CCPA) are working together to conduct a national Paraguayan art competition. The focus is on young Paraguayan artists in the areas of painting, printmaking, sculpture and photography. The winner will receive English instruction (if necessary) through CCPA, travel to Kansas through an education and culture travel grant and work with artists in Kansas. Amber Hansen a Lawrence artist, University of Kansas instructor and KPP member traveled to Paraguay through a POA travel grant to participate in the judging of the contest. Below is a poster for the event.
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Posted on April 10, 2014 by jpoertner
Our southern partners (CPK) sent more photos of the fire equipment. Read the previous post for the story of the equipment. In the first photo the third person from the left is Ramon Grange one of the key people in getting this project to become a success. Enjoy
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