2019 Hispanic Heritage Month Exhibition Reception
This exhibition was at the NC Governor Roy Cooper’s Office.
Thank you for inviting us!
October 10th, 2019 2:00pm to 3:00pm at NC Governor Roy Cooper’s Office – First Floor Lobby. 116 W. Jones Street, Raleigh, NC.
Nine local artists have been invited to exhibit at the entrance hall to celebrate the Hispanic Heritage Month.
Clina Polloni is exhibiting “The Market Girl”, in honor of our Hispanic Culture.
Looking forward to see you,
“The Market Girl”: In the Hispanic culture it is a tradition to go to the market, where the local people bring their fresh fruits, vegetables and craft. This girl is proud to show her flowers and vegetables with her colorful hand netted ponchos in the back.
I did this painting when I went to Ecuador. Inspired by their colorful art and culture, very similar to most of the countries in South America.
Clina Polloni is a contemporary artist born in Chile. Her oil paintings are inspired by her love for people, animals and nature. Her new project: “The motif of the human figure in a dialogue with natures light and colors.” In these new paintings she is portraying people in their environment and activities, representing the American and Hispanic Culture.
Once I had a farm in the beautiful Valley of Rabones, in the central region of Chile, is called “Region del Maule”. This farm had a few adobe homes more than a 100 years old, so we started restoring these beautiful structures. Walls of about one meter wide, framed with hard wood carved from old trees. It must be fascinating the history that this walls could tell about the people that once lived here.
How to built an adobe house: Adobe is mud brick, made with mud and straw. A pit is dug, and into the pit goes the dirt, together with water, churned into a thick mud. Then straw is added, and stomping mixed the straw into the mud. A mold, usually made of wood, is the basis for making adobe bricks. The mold is packed firmly with the wet adobe mix, then removed. The bricks are dry often for several days, in a shaded area if possible. If they dried in the direct sun they would often split or crack. Once the bricks are dry, construction began. On the outside, the house is usually coated with a thin wash of the same clay the adobe was made from, and when that dried it is whitewashed with cal. Adobe houses, with their very thick walls and whitewashed exteriors, are cool in the summer. The roof is made with “Tejas”, molded clay, supported with wood, carved from the local trees.
18”x24” by Clina Polloni.
I did this painting when I went to Ecuador. Inspired by their colorful art and culture, very similar to most of the countries in South America. People live in the cosmopolitan cities surrounded by malls and a variety of today modern stores. But the beautiful thing is that they are trying to preserve their culture.
This painting was exhibited at the Franklin County Art Council, NC. For the 2018 5 de Mayo Celebration of the Hispanic Culture.
Clina Polloni is a contemporary artist born in Chile, winner of the Franklin County Art Council, NC. 2017 Artist Award. Her oil paintings are inspired by her love for people, animals and nature. Her new project: “The motif of the human figure in a dialogue with natures light and colors.” In these new paintings she is portraying people in their environment and activities, representing the American and Hispanic Culture.
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13 Garner Road, Franklinton NC 27527.
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Vice-Chair of The Franklin County Art Council and member of The Wake Forest Guild of Artists, of North Carolina.