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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The Life of Costa Rica Painter Francisco “Paco” Amighetti

On June 1, 1907, one of Costa Rica's most famous and influential artists was born within San Jose, the talented Francisco Amighetti Ruiz. Born...

Artists in Costa Rica Ask for Loan to Restore National Theater

Artists argued that art is not an expense but an investment and recalled that the National Theater — recently declared a national symbol — is considered by many as the home of Costa Rican art.

Diego Fournier: Art just doesn’t have to be pretty, it has to say something

I was drinking coffee in the Steinvorth building in downtown San José a few hours before I met the 29-year-old artist Diego Fournier. A couple of young people entered the building and one of them pointed to a mural.

Jean Marc Calvet, part III: Leaving Marco behind

Part III in our series on Jean Marc Calvet.

Jean Marc Calvet, part II: Fighting against Marco

He came to Costa Rica to find peace, but his path forward took a dangerous detour.

Costa Rica’s arts scene: vibrant and ready to surprise you

We’ve learned Costa Rica's arts scene is more fascinating than we ever dreamed.

Jean Marc Calvet, part I: Getting to know Marco

Jean Marc Calvet finally found his way to Costa Rica, but that was only the beginning.

Art City Tour returns to San José for ‘Chepe in the Rain’

All aboard for an evening with San José's museums, galleries and design shops.

‘The Dictator’s Granddaughter’ premieres in San José

Natalia Arias stars as a young woman trying to reconcile her childhood memories with some hard truths.

Hernán Jiménez to direct his first English-language film – with a star-studded cast

"I'm making a new movie – that I'm hopelessly in love with – and these beautiful people are joining me," Hernán Jiménez wrote on Facebook.
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