Mexico presents in Belize the art exhibition “Jazz and more”

The Embassy of Mexico invites the general public to the opening of the art exhibition “Jazz and more” by the Mexican artist Enrique Hernandez on January 31st, 2013 at the Institute of Mexico in Belize City.

This exhibition, which includes 23 works of art, facilitates communication and mutual understanding between Belizean and Mexican artists, especially those who live and work in the South of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo.

Enrique Hernandez is a Mexican artist who showed interest in drawing and painting since his early childhood. At the age of 16 he enrolled at the Mexican Art School of Advertising and Artistic Drawing. Hernandez worked as a designer and illustrator in various advertising agencies and participated in several collective painting exhibitions.

In 1985 he moved to the city of Chetumal, Mexico and worked as a set designer, radio and TV host, producer, and director for the Quintana Roo Broadcasting Institute. He is also an entrepreneur in the field of music recording.

The exhibition “Jazz and more”, will be inaugurated at the Institute of Mexico in Belize City on January 31st, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. and will remain open until February 15th, 2013. The exhibition will also be presented at the George Price centre for Peace and Development in Belmopan City on February 21st, where it will remain open until March 8th, 2013.

The exhibitions are open to the general public and entrance to both events is free.

Mexican Artist With A Jones For Jazz

The Institute of Mexico is opening its first Art Exhibition for the New Year TONIGHT. It is entitled "Jazz and more" by the Mexican artist Enrique Hernandez. Hernandez lives in Chetumal and today we found out why he's got a jones for jazz.

Marcelino Miranda - Press Officer, Mexican Embassy
"The Mexican Embassy is inviting the public to attend the first exhibition that the embassy is presenting for this year. It's going to be on Thursday at the Institute of Mexico, and the title of the exhibition is "Jazz and More". This is by the Mexican artist, Mauricio Hernandez, who not only an artist, he is always a designer. He's presenting not only is talent, but also the different techniques that masters very well. And I think that for the general public, and especially for those who love music, this will be a wonderful opportunity to look at this splendid exhibition that includes different works of musicians, music instruments, and especially jazz. They will also see, like I said, the different techniques like oil on canvass, acrylic, and also water colors. The exhibition includes 20 different pieces, and this exhibition was previously presented in Chetumal at the Museum of Mayan Culture. And now, the Belizean public will have an opportunity to have a look at this exhibition at the Institute of Mexico in Belize. It will remain open for 2 weeks here, and then, it going to be taken to the George Price Center in Belmopan for another 2 weeks. The entrance is free, and I think that this a very good opportunity for families to bring their children, young people as well, for those who've haven't had an opportunity to enjoy an exhibit. This is going to be good. This is a good opportunity to see what artists are doing on the other side of the border."

The exhibition opens TONIGHT at the Mexican Institute and admission is free...

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