Sergio Jara won the 7th Annual Young Artists competition sponsored by Centro Culture Paraguayo Americano (CCPA), Comité Paraguay Kansas (CPK) and Kansas Paraguay Partners (KPP).
As part of his prize Sergio spent a month in Kansas visiting artists and shared his work in Lawrence, Kansas City, Topeka, and Emporia. HIs travel was supported by POA, KPP and CPK
Eric Conrad a sculptor and Emporia State University professor assisted with the judging of the contest and traveled to Paraguay through a Partners of the Americas (POA) Education and Culture grant. Eric is one of Sergio’s artist hosts along with Judy McCrea and Amber Hansen.
At an early age Sergio knew that he wanted to be a sculptor. It was a natural path since his mother is an artist and his father is an engineer. Sergio’s academic training in sculpture was at the Instituto Superior de Bellas Artes in Asuncion obtaining the title of Professor of Art. This is Sergio’s contest winning work.
Sergio has received international recognition for his work being invited to participate in the 8th International Art and Wine festival (2015) in Tarija, Bolivia. Here is the piece that he created.
In 2014 Sergio was invited to participate in the International Wood Carving Workshop in Sichuan China to celebrate World Wood Day. The artists were shown a pile of roots and asked to select one to make their sculpture.
Prior to Sergio’s work in China he was invited to participate in the 11th World Cultural Art Symposium in South Korea. He was presented with a large piece of granite and asked to create a work. Here is the result.
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