We’re halfway through September and you wouldn’t believe all the great things we have planned at idiomART!
We took a little break to regroup, revamp, and recharge. Now we’re ready to go and can’t wait to see you all soon!
Here’s what we have coming up…
Join Alejandro for an exploration of movement and meditation that aligns with the stars and planets each week. It’s a powerful way to look inward, express yourself outwardly, and align yourself with the cosmic forces to find and maintain balance.
$5 each week
No reservations needed
Thursday, Sept. 21
This is a monthly event where authors read from their own works. It’s organized by Cuenca Writers Collective.
No reservations needed
Abya Viva: Forum on Communal Organization
Friday, Sept. 22
Doors Open: 5:30 PM
Forum Starts: 6:30 PM
Indigenous leaders from the Amazon and the Andes will discuss community decision-making and cultural and environmental conservation. They will share concrete actions they are doing in their communities. Both leaders will also bring artesania and natural remedies from their villages.
Tito Merino (Kichwa – Amazonico; Puyo)
Mercedes Quizhpe (Saraguro; Saraguro)
Free entrance (translated to English)
Saturday Salon: Ecuadorian Legends and Mampuchos
Saturday, Sept. 23
Maria Ochoa has spent the last few months creating her Mampuchos (art dolls) based on characters found in Ecuadorian Folktales and Legends. During this process, she dove headfirst into a history lesson to learn more about the stories she’d heard throughout her life. In her Salon, she will share some of those stories, discuss her journey to find the origins, and her artistic process to take all of that information and inspiration and turn them into her magical Mampuchos! She will also take you on a tour of her exhibit so you can see firsthand her artistic incarnations.
Tullpuna Art Club: Colors of Spring
Saturday, Sept. 23
Join artist, Cristian Leon for another painting experience. This is not a workshop but a time when you can come and paint with friends and have a lovely afternoon! You can choose between painting on a canvas or a ceramic plate and the theme this month is Spring Colors. Cristian is there to help guide the process and give advice to those who seek it. Each person has her or her own creation station with paints, brushes, and easel. The bar is open so maybe have a glass of wine or two to get those creative juices flowing!
$35 (everything included)
Patio Sessions Concert: Banana Rock
Sunday, Sept. 24
Doors open: 2 PM
Music starts: 3 PM
Banana Rock has been called Cuenca’s finest cover band. Playing all your favorite songs from over 6 decades, their goal is to get you dancing (or at least tapping your feet!). With a seasoned lead singer and 4 young, energetic professional musicians, they are sure to surprise and delight you.
Wednesday, Sept. 27
Intro and Tips: 6 PM
Event: 7 PM
Join us in the ageless art of storytelling at our monthly event where people are welcome to listen to stories and/or tell a story. This month we are trying something new and will have half the stories in English and half in Spanish!
No reservation needed
Saturday, Sept. 30
10 AM – 2 PM
Join us for a citywide poetry marathon where idiomART will take a little slice of our casa creativa to Puente Roto (The Broken Bridge) to participate in the longest non-stop poetry event in Latin America! We will have a number of activities planned throughout the day.
If you would like to be a reader and/or a volunteer in the event, please contact us right away!
This is a free event and no reservations are needed
Don’t forget, we have the incredible art exhibition, “Diversxs”, by local Cuenca artists Maria Ochoa and Ivan Velez on display until Sept. 30. This show is truly spectacular, so please make a point to swing by and take a look.
Regular Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday
11 AM – 5 PM
Last, but certainly not least, we are starting a new session with CCC Spanish in October. We have three different options to fit your learning needs as well. You can choose between 2 classes per week (1 hour each class), 3 classes per week (1 hour per class), or 5 classes per week (2 hours each class)!
As always, each month we also offer a city tour that’s the first Friday of each month at 3 PM (destinations TBA) and language exchanges at Bistro Yaku every Friday evening at 6:30 PM!
If you sign up for the full session (3 months), you’ll also receive a discount on the overall price. What a deal!
Contact us for more information.
idiomART is located at: Mariscal Lamar y Estevez de Toral; Cuenca, Ecuador