“RETORNO” is my first international exhibit. It is to take place at my home town of Hermosillo, Sonora Mexico from the 23 to the 25 of November 2017.
In 2016 I got approached by Angel Ballesteros who is the founder of ANYO Foundation, an organization based on my hometown of Hermosillo Sonora and that is very close to my heart since their goals and principles are parallel to mine and my own mission.
At that time, Angel indicated that the organization was in trouble and in need of funds and looking for sponsors for some of the programs and specifically for “Magicas Princesas” (Magical Princesses) that is a program that sponsors little destitute girls and offer them counseling and a day of pampering for her and their friends. The organization offers this and many other programs aimed to help and support troubled and underprivileged children.
During our initial conversation I mentioned to Angel that I could sponsor one of two girls but that I would like to do more for the organization.
As an artist I offered to donate 25 of my pieces (printed, signed and matted) to the organization with the condition of having an exhibition organized on my hometown and where my work could get exposure and the pieces could get sold to benefit the ANYO Foundation.
After almost a year of negotiations, Angel was able to make a deal with “Musas” (Museum of Art of Sonora), a beautiful new museum in Hermosillo.
The Museum offered to facilitate the Lobby area for three days during the month of November 2017.
Learn more about the ANYO Foundation here : ANYO
Check-out the video about the exhibit :