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EventEl Salvadorian Artist Fernando Llort Exhibit
PlaceBoocoo Cultural Center
Address1823 Church St,

El Salvadorian Artist Fernando Llort''s works carry universal significance, and yet are rooted in a distinct culture and setting. Many paintings are saturated with bright colors and designs that celebrate the harmony of the universe and the unity of humankind. In Llort''s harmonious landscapes, birds symbolize life fire symbolizes unity and hope upraised hands express hope, supplication and thanksgiving and the sun, God''s creative power.

However, most plants, animals, and human activities and dwellings are stylizations of Salvadorian ones. When Llort began painting In the 1970s, the Salvadorian masses, who had long been oppressed, were becoming aware of their dignity and the rights which belong to people everywhere. Llort''s art evolved during the long, painful, struggle to realize universal human values in this particular setting.

From the beginning, Llort organized workshops for people with no art training to provide them skills and employment. Since 1989 his "Foundation for the Advancement of Art and Culture" has promoted hunreds more workshops and similar social endeavors.

During El Salvador''s tragic civil war (1982-1992) and afterwards, his art has been widely appreciated for affirming the common people''s identity. His larger works beautify many important public and religious places.

Llort&rsquo s work includes paintings, prints, engravings, silk screens and lithographs, He and his workshops produce cups, plates, boxes, towels and other objects for daily use, at affordable prices, evidencing his continuing connection to ordinary folks. Some of these will be available in connection with this exhibit.
Start DateSaturday, August 17, 2013
Start Time11:00 AM
End DateFriday, September 6, 2013
End Time8:00 PM
Additional InformationFernando Llort will be in Evanston August 2-13, 2013, spondored by Reba Place Fellowship in Evanston. Contact Tom Finger at fingerth@att.net

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