Blanca Santander exhibiting at Peruvian Embassy

23 Jul

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

On Wednesday, July 20, Peruvian Embassy’s gallery opened its doors to let art admirers enjoy the exhibit of Blanca Santander. Ms.Santander left her motherland Peru in 1996 to come to Seattle, WA. She left her successful career as an artist to establish her life in new world.

“My work is an expression of vibrant color and deeply spiritual energies. I usually work in series, developing an idea, producing a consistent body over a period of years. *** I am from the land of Incas and Mother Earth. My heritage, my values, my colors run concurrently with all my themes. The fusion of my past and present can best be expresses by my painting “Mother Earth and the New World”. My passion is my love for our Mother Earth, my faith in humanity and my belief that compassion is so important in our lives” – Blanca Santander about her work.

Santander’s work is recognized on a national level. Barnes & Noble has now for the third year in a row licensed another one of Blanca’s paintings to produce shopping totes to promote during National Hispanic Heritage Month. Coming this September the painting “Flower Girl” will be featured on merchandise at selected Barnes & Noble stores nationwide. And, in 2008, Washington DC’s National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI) honored Blanca for her painting “Timepeace” at their national conference held in Albuquerque, NM. Her point of view is influence by her Peruvian culture. “I’m from the land of the Incas and Pachamama.”

The exhibit will run through August 10. Art Gallery is open  weekdays 10:00am to 5:30pm.

The Peruvian Embassy is located at 1700 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC.

Enjoy some pictures but remember it is always better to see live.

This painting was used for Barnes&Noble tote bag in 2010

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