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Pen Cayetano’s Annual Exhibit #392867
11/16/10 09:00 AM
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Today "The Sons of Belizelda" an exhibition displaying paintings and sculptures of Pen Cayetano will open at the Institute of Mexico at 6:30 p.m. This exhibition, which highlights the works of Cayetano over the years, is being held in commemoration of two major events in Belize and Mexico. Press Officer at the Mexican Embassy, Marcelino Miranda tells us more:

Marcelino Miranda, Press Officer at the Mexican Embassy
"Pen Cayetano is not only an international renowned painter, he is well known in Quintana Roo, Mexico and we have an opportunity to admire the work of a Belizean artist in Chetumal who can show the Belizean life, Belizean multi-cultural society and especially in the way which he expresses art."

Andrea Polanco
"Well I know this exhibition is being done in conjunction with 2 very important dates; one for Belize and one for Mexico."

Marcelino Miranda, Press Officer at the Mexican Embassy
"Yes we wanted to participate to contribute to the celebrations of the Garifuna Day that's the reason we are hosting this exhibition and at the same time Mexico is celebrating its 100th anniversary of the Mexican revolution. That's the other reason why we are hosting this exhibition, we think it's very important because it's a way in which we can share culture, not only between Mexico and Belize but in terms of historical context is very important and this is also a very good opportunity for the Belizean public to admire the work of one of them, a well renowned artist who has been around the world showing and representing Belize. So in this history of cultural exchange between Mexico and Belize Pen Cayetano has been a very important artist and actor in this cultural exchange and so this time we are proud of having his work. I think it's a wonderful opportunity not only for adults but also for young people to come to this exhibition to admire the work of Pen Cayetano and the way he expresses on his paintings the many visions about Belize, the many traditions of the country and also the many colors and the movements that nurture our everyday life here in Belize."

Cayetano, who is also a singer, songwriter, percussionist and guitarist, will be performing at tomorrow's opening. The exhibition will be running through to the beginning of next month.

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Re: Pen Cayetano’s Annual Exhibit [Re: Marty] #392880
11/16/10 09:20 AM
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The Institute of Mexico in Belize is hosting an exhibition titled “The Sons of Belizelda” tomorrow evening. The exhibition features thirty-three paintings by Belizean artist Pen Cayetano. Press Officer at the Mexican Embassy Marcelino Miranda told us more about tomorrow’s event.
Marcelino Miranda; Press Officer, Mexican Embassy

“This is part of the celebration for the Garifuna day. The embassy of Mexico wanted to contribute to the celebration by hosting this exhibition and at the same time Mexico will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Mexican revolution. Part of the celebration is having these kind of cultural events and this is a great opportunity because it’s not only an event about Mexico celebrating its revolution but also having this cultural exchange this artistic dialogue between Mexico and Belize. Since 1996 the embassy of Mexico has been hosting the annual exhibition by Pen Cayetano…I don’t know I think this is going to be the 6th one. This is part of the cultural exchange between Mexico and Belize. Pen Cayetano has been a wonderful representative of Belize and Belizean artist he has presented his work in many countries around the world and he also presented in Mexico and now he has become a well known painter in Chetumal. This exhibition that we are hosting at this time is the same exhibition that was presented in Chetumal recently at one of the most important museums in Cantanu row in the Yucatan…. And through theses 30 paintings Pen Cayetano gives us the opportunity to look at the many faces that Belize has and internationally we look at a multicultural society through his paintings.”

Delvin “Pen” Cayetano started painting in the early seventies and his work has been exhibited in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Mexico. Cayetano is also a singer, composer, and guitarist and has become a cultural ambassador in the Garifuna community. The exhibition will open tomorrow evening at six thirty. The entrance is free and the event is open to the general public. Cayetano will also be present and is scheduled to perform some of his music at the opening.


Re: Pen Cayetano’s Annual Exhibit [Re: Marty] #392976
11/17/10 09:19 AM
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Pen Cayetano’s sons of Belizelda reinterprets coat of arms

You still have time to catch the opening of a new exhibit by master painter Pen Cayetano at the Mexican Institute. Just in time for Garifuna Settlement Day on November nineteenth, Cayetano embraces the future but also captures images of his own past. News Five’s Jose Sanchez reports.

Jose Sanchez, Reporting

Opening tonight is the Sons of Belizelda, a cultural exhibit of Pen Cayetano that not only showcase traditional life but it also re-interprets the coat of arms in a beautifully grotesque way.

Pen Cayetano, Artist

“The two parties them. They are fighting against each other instead of coming together and unite for the purpose of the mass of Belize. I say it’s a story of the woman, Belizelda, a black woman and her husband from a Scottish descent. Well he have two sons, one come the lighter complexion than the other. After when the father died in an early age, these guys take over the power. And ever since the brothers took over the brother, whatsoever the other brother would do for the benefit of the mass of the country, the other brother will destroy. So in that movement, we also have violence happening there.”

Marcelino Miranda

Marcelino Miranda, Press Officer, Embassy of Mexico

“For years Pen Cayetano has been exhibiting his work here at the Embassy of Mexico. This is going to be the sixth time since 1996 and it is an important event for us because this is an internationally well-known Belizean artist who has exposed his work in Europe, in North America, in Mexico and he is a wonderful artist. His work is a refined representation of Belizean art. And at the same time, he has represented Belize in many cultural events.”

Pen, the musician paints his turtle shell band, which brings back iconic images of his youth three decades ago. The exhibit has premiered in Chetumal.

Marcelino Miranda

“This exhibition was presented at one of the most important museums in Yucatan that is the Museo de la Cultura Maya in Chetumal. It has a fantastic recognition by the Mexican public. Thousands of people went to exhibit to admire the more than thirty pieces from Pen Cayetano. It had a great success in Chetumal especially for Mexican as it was an opportunity to look at Belize in another way—through the everyday life images of pen Cayetano and also to look at the colors and his technique.”

Pen Cayetano

Pen Cayetano, Artist

“At the bottom of the painting there is a woman receiving a newborn child. Belizelda was old, she was around, forty forty-five when she brought forth this last kid. Since she saw her two sons fighting against each other—all the time giving the mass to the Belizean people—so she had to get a next kid for the future to see if this newborn child willb e the one to redeem Belize from this kind of turmoil here.”

The Sons of Belizelda showcases a wide scope of Belizean life and even one painting of the artist musing at his Canvas. However, Pen’s craft no longer reflects only the past, but offers meaningful conversation about the future. Reporting for News Five, Jose Sanchez.

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