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Strolling the Art Walk circuit
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Strolling the Art Walk circuit

Elizabeth Lang - April 13, 2015

As soon as you walked onto Avenida Escazú for the Art Walk, art was there to amuse you in every way possible. Art was present in this…

Art festival returns to Escazú
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Art Walks
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Art festival returns to Escazú

Elizabeth Lang - April 8, 2015

This week, the posh Avenida Escazú mall will become the heart of a vibrant art fair: the Art Walk. This art circuit will take place from April…

Man Yu celebrates 10 years of hyper-realistic artwork at the Club Unión
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Man Yu celebrates 10 years of hyper-realistic artwork at the Club Unión

The Tico Times - April 8, 2015

When you see a portrait by Man Yu, with its hyper-realistic colors and musculature, you may find it hard to believe that the Costa Rican artist is…

Photo exhibit documents Costa Rican diversity
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Photo exhibit documents Costa Rican diversity

The Tico Times - April 2, 2015

A girl poses for the camera. She wears colorful clothing and smiles warmly. Then, thanks to a plaque on the wall, we learn her secret: “She is…

San José to celebrate summer with Transitarte
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San José to celebrate summer with Transitarte

The Tico Times - March 12, 2015

The Costa Rican summer is in full swing, and so is the country’s cultural scene: In a month replete with massive concerts, film screenings, epic races, a…

Artist’s vision thrives in Tres Ríos
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Artist’s vision thrives in Tres Ríos

Elizabeth Lang - March 9, 2015

Tres Ríos, east of San José, is a little off the beaten path for many San José dwellers, but not for those who have discovered that the…

‘Kingdom of Characters’ celebrates Japanese pop culture
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‘Kingdom of Characters’ celebrates Japanese pop culture

The Tico Times - March 6, 2015

To properly introduce “Japan: Kingdom of Characters,” the new exhibit at the National Gallery, here’s a quick anecdote. Many years ago, I had the chance to spend…

‘Urban Sketchers’ draw San José
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‘Urban Sketchers’ draw San José

The Tico Times - February 18, 2015

It’s a common image: an artist standing at an easel in a city square. The artist wears a beret and striped shirt. He aims his thumb at…

Albrecht Dürer exhibit sheds light on art, Renaissance… and the occult?
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Albrecht Dürer exhibit sheds light on art, Renaissance… and the occult?

The Tico Times - February 4, 2015

Compared to Renaissance greats like Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci, Albrecht Dürer is a B-list celebrity. The name “Dürer” doesn’t have the same romantic ring as “Botticelli.”…

Art exhibit shows intersection of printed money, history, and nationalism
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Art exhibit shows intersection of printed money, history, and nationalism

The Tico Times - December 17, 2014

In the history of Costa Rica, few expats were more influential than Tomás Povedano. Born and raised in Spain, Povedano enjoyed some stints in Ecuador before moving…