5 questions for Costa Rican painter Mari Carmen Prada
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5 questions for Costa Rican painter Mari Carmen Prada

Elizabeth Lang - September 23, 2017

The representation of feminism through gentle, defined brush strokes and pastel colors: that's been Costa Rican painter Mari Carmen Prada's focus for the past two years. For…

5 questions for a Costa Rican photographer
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5 questions for a Costa Rican photographer

Elizabeth Lang - September 17, 2017

Read more of our Sunday Weekend Arts Spotlight interviews here... and stay tuned for more weekly chats with artists from, in, or featuring Costa Rica. Don't have a…

‘The Dictator’s Granddaughter’ premieres in San José
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‘The Dictator’s Granddaughter’ premieres in San José

Katherine Stanley - September 7, 2017

The actress Natalia Arias, whose luminous performances dazzled audiences in two films from Costa Rican director Esteban Ramírez over the past several years – “Gestación” (2009) and “Presos” (2015) –…

5 questions for a Costa Rican jewelry designer
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5 questions for a Costa Rican jewelry designer

Amanda Zúñiga - April 16, 2017

Fiorella Pattoni, 34, is an architect by training, but she is using that knowledge today in a way she never anticipated. Approximately 17  years ago, before she…

A photographer’s love letter to a Costa Rican indigenous community
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A photographer’s love letter to a Costa Rican indigenous community

Karin MacKinnon - March 21, 2017

In many countries throughout the world, including my own native country of Canada, there are indigenous communities living in very remote areas at the margins of mainstream…

5 questions for a Costa Rican painter: How a prison sentence sparked a passion for art
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5 questions for a Costa Rican painter: How a prison sentence sparked a passion for art

Amanda Zúñiga - March 19, 2017

"I was born in Puntarenas, The Pearl of the Pacific," says Navil Leytón, 44, with pride. The first painter in his family and a musician since the age…

5 questions for a Costa Rican belly dancer
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5 questions for a Costa Rican belly dancer

Amanda Zúñiga - March 5, 2017

See also: 5 questions for a U.S. poet in Costa Rica A group of movements that awaken feminity; a way to discover yourself and your inner being.…

5 questions for a Costa Rican painter
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5 questions for a Costa Rican painter

Amanda Zúñiga - February 19, 2017

Recommended: 5 questions for a Costa Rican musician - blind artist Gerardo Mora "I have been painting ever since I can remember. Starting in childhood I was always very…

5 questions for a Costa Rican designer
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5 questions for a Costa Rican designer

Elizabeth Lang - January 1, 2017

It’s a lovely, warm morning at Casa 1330 in downtown San José. With the delicious smell of coffee in the air, the Costa Rican designer Jimena Delgado…

5 question for a Costa Rican painter
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5 question for a Costa Rican painter

Amanda Zúñiga - November 20, 2016

"Some believe that the art of a painter is understood by her work, by selection of subject and color, by her perception of light... I believe that…