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BRUSH WITH HISTORY Exhibition Marks 600th Anniverary

Wednesday March 21, 2018

BRUSH WITH HISTORY Exhibition Marks 600th Anniverary

A brace of art exhibitions are being staged to celebrate the 600th anniversary of Teguise, showcasing the work of leading local artists including César Manrique.

The former island capital of Teguise is one of the oldest Spanish settlements in the Canary Islands and this year celebrates its 600th anniversary. A whole raft of events are being staged to mark this occasion, including a new exhibition, Lanzarote In The Collection, which is running at the Convento Santa Domingo Art Centre through until May 13th.

Show highlights include three works by César Manrique, Kico, Densidad and Barlovento, along with selected pieces by Ildefonso Aguilar, Rufina Santana and Carlos de la Torre. As well as numerous watercolours of island scenes created by Manuel Lezcano, who was born on Gran Canaria but settled here on Lanzarote.

Most of the work on show has been drawn from the private collection of local bank La Caja de Canarias and the exhibition has been hailed by Teguise’s Head of Culture as “Without a doubt, the presence of these exhibitions in La Villa highlight the commemoration of 600 years and allow access to the most representative of contemporary art in the Canary Islands.”

The Convento de Santa Domingo is open from 10.00 to 15.00 every day of the week except Saturday and admission to the exhibition is free of charge.

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