Interacción con el público – Interaction with the public

Pueden leer lo que escribe una muchacha Abby Chilsen en su blog, acerca de su experiencia cuando visitó mi exhibición con unas amigas. Tuve que meterme en Blogger para poder hacer contacto y enviarles LA foto. La foto no fue publicada, pero quería enviársela de todas maneras, pues creo que le va a encantar que la haya encontrado. (¡Todavía no sé cuál es Abby!). Es un mundo pequeño… ¡Pura vida! Y por cierto, no soy famosa, sino que vivo en un pequeño país con UN periódico grande y UN único Museo Nacional…

You can read the story told by an Abby Chilsen in her blog, about what happened to her and friends when they visited my exhibit. I had to join Blogger in order to post myself as Abby’s friend and be able to send her the photo below (THE photo!). The photo wasn’t in the paper after all, but I’d like to send it to them. I’m sure she’ll be amazed I found her!!! (I still don’t know which of the girls is Abby!) It’s a small world after all! Pura vida,
sil
ps No…I’m not famous. Just living in a tiny country with ONE major newspaper, and ONE major National Museum!

“…We saw signs for an art exhibit that was open in the basement of the building, so we decided to check it out. The basement was full of the work of Silvia Piza-Tandlich, a Costa Rican artist who specializes in textiles. I’m no art aficionado, and textiles for sure aren’t my specialty, but her art was really cool. The basement holding cells and underground tunnels were draped with thousands of strands of fabric in every color of the rainbow and every texture imaginable. We were studying a few of her pieces hanging in the basement and looking at the pictures, words, and names etched into the walls of the holding cells by prisoners held captive there many years ago, when a man approached us. He was White, spoke English, and asked us how we liked the textiles. We gave him our opinions on the work, and then he told us that the artist, Silvia, was his wife. Furthermore, she was visiting the exhibit today and was in the next room over. We figured that she must be pretty famous in order to have her art displayed at the National Museum, so as long as she was here, why not meet her?!? We walked over to the next room, introduced ourselves, and started chatting with Silvia when another man approached us with a fancy camera. He told us that he worked for a newspaper and asked us if he could take some pictures of us with her, and we agreed. He took a couple of shots and then continued to wander through the exhibit. We had no idea who this guy was or which newspaper he worked for, so we went back to ask. He told us that he was from La Nacion, Costa Rica’s national newspaper. We were speechless. Our picture was just taken in the National Museum with a famous Costa Rican artist for the NATIONAL NEWSPAPER?!? We joked around about how funny it would be to see the expressions on our host families’ faces when they open up the newspaper over a nice cafecito and see our faces staring back at them….here they sent us off to the big city, and our mugs end up in the national news. Go figure. :]…”

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Público interactivo: echando maripositas al cántaro. / Interactive public: throwing butterflies into the vessel.
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