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May 12, 2015

Mexican Artist Debuts Paintings at Mexican Institute

The official launch of an exhibit is currently underway at the Mexican Institute in Belize City. The exhibit features nineteen pieces from Mexican artist, Hipolito Uicab Garcia who is from Chetumal, Quintana Roo. Entitled “the People of My Mayan Village,” the paintings capture the daily life and activities of men and women as well as children from his birthplace. Recently installed Cultural Attaché, Jorge Lopez, told News Five that the exhibit is reflective of the Mayan link between both Mexico and Belize.


Jorge Lopez, Cultural Attaché, Mexican Embassy

“He’s a very good painter, he has many exhibitions in Mexico and different parts. Even in Germany, he has a painting in the parliament of Berlin. But he needs artistically to paint her family, her neighbours, the people that lives in the village that he grew up.”


Jorge Lopez

Duane Moody

“Talk to us about the pieces that he has here and what it is expressing.”


Jorge Lopez

“Well Mexico and Belize has many, many common things and one of the very important common things is the Mayan culture; the past of the Mayan people. We have to try to bond these points. The point of view of an artist from the Mexican Mayan people because the Belizeans it’s a mirror for the Mayan Belizean people.”


The event will remain open to the public until the end of May. 

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