Costa Rican artists
From mango-seed necklaces, to traditional chorreador coffee-makers, to hand-stitched bags, Local Keeps highlights Makers with a passion for Costa Rica.
Capturing emotions through the lens of a camera to provoke a social impact: that's what drives Costa Rican amateur photographer Ivannia Alvarado.
"If someone isn’t doing it, why shouldn’t I do it? If it’s not being done, you invent it. You go there, do it and learn."
Díaz's work is known for his details, crowd scenes and his sharp wit. He touched on themes of inequality, corruption, political life and tiquicia in general – and he was very funny.
"If you try to make art that is simply beautiful, it’ll never be only beautiful. Art is always a response to something, whatever it is."
Natalia Arias stars as a young woman trying to reconcile her childhood memories with some hard truths.
An exhibit opening today at the Costa Rican-North American Cultural Center in San Pedro offers an intimate glimpse into Cabécar family life.
Artist Navil Leytón found his talent at the least expected place: behind bars. Now he's sharing his gifts with others.