Art & Culture in Cozumel: Fall Cultural Week

 Greg Dietrich details this year’s 13th annual Cozumel Fall Cultural Program ….

Next week, the people of Cozumel can enjoy a week full of art, theatre, music, and more in what is known as the Fall Cultural Week (Otoño Cultural) of Cozumel. This year marks the 13th year of the festival. It all began back in 2003 when a group of 5 women were discussing the fact that there really were no organized cultural festivals here on the island, so they decided to start one.

cultualInvesting their time and energies in fundraising activities, and asking for donations by the business community of Cozumel, they brought the festival to life. They formed a group called Circulo Cultural Arcano, a non-profit organization, and have made the Fall Cultural Week an annual event ever since. Some of the people involved in the group have changed over the years, but the concept has not; bringing art, poetry, theatre, and music to the people of Cozumel, free of charge.

This year the local government, recognizing the success of past years, has decided to support the events, both financially and logistically. Also new this year is a biennial contest for artists from the entire state of Quintana Roo. Artists were invited to submit photos of their artwork to a jury, and the top 20 pieces were chosen for an exhibition which will inaugurate the weeklong festival. There were 4 categories for the artists; Painting, sculpture, graphics, and photography. This inauguration and exhibition will take place Monday, November 7th at 8pm at the Museum of the Island. During the evening, they will announce and award the winners of this first biennial contest.

Then on Tuesday, there will also be a presentation of classical music by the group Cuarteto de Cuerdas “Fundamental”. This will take place in the Benito Juarez Park starting at 8pm.

On Thursday there will be 3 hours of poetry, music and a presentation of theatrical play called “El Principito”.  in the park starting at 7pm.

On Friday the Juvenile Symphony of Cozumel will give a concert starting at 7pm in the park.

On Saturday, there will be a workshop for children and adults teaching the dance known as Jarana. This takes placeculturaislacozumel at the installations of the Direction of Culture.

Also on Saturday, 7-10pm in Benito Juarez Park, there will be the award ceremony for a mural painting contest. Ten different groups have painted murals in the Plaza del Sol, and the winner will be announced Saturday evening. Also, there will be live music by two different bands. UFO VANS play ska-raggae and NUEVA SENDA will play their fusion music. There will also be handcrafts and local organic market products for sale.

To wrap it all up, the closing festivities will be on Sunday, the 13th with a concert in Benito Juarez Park featuring two different bands. First, starting at 7pm, the reggae group Chan Santa Roots from Quintana Roo will play, followed by a group from Veracruz called Macuiles, who offer a fusion of flamenco, jazz, and funk.

Everyone is invited to join the community and enjoy this week of art, music and theatre known as Fall Cultural Week, or Otoño Cultural.

Festival that will take place all week with several events for the community to enjoy:

PROGRAM

Fall Cultural Week 2016

November 7 – 13

Organized by: Circulo Cultural Arcano and the local government of Cozumel Island.

 

Monday November 7

FESTIVAL INAUGURATION

1st. Visual Arts Biennial Cozumel

Opening of exhibition and award ceremony for contest’s winning artists

 

Tuesday November 8

Classical music didactic concert

“Fundamental” String Quartet

Place: Benito Juarez park / 8 pm

 

Thursday November 10

“The Little Prince” stage play

By Moscad Morada Teatro

Poetry, singing and theater performances with Brigi the singing-teller

 

Friday November 11

Concert with the Infant-Juvenile Community Concert Band / 7-9 pm

Place: Benito Juarez park

 

Saturday November 12

Jarana workshop for youngsters and adults

Place: Municipal Culture Department of Cozumel / 1-3 pm

 

Awards ceremony

Wall painting contest “Cozumel: roots and identity”

Sale and display of art, handcrafts and organic products:

Music festival with local groups

UFO VANS (Ska-reggae) and Nueva Senda (fusion=

Place: Benito Juarez park / 7-10 pm

 

Sunday November 13

Photo Courtesy of Cultura Isla Cozumel

Photo Courtesy of Cultura Isla Cozumel

FESTIVAL’S CLOSING

Reggae concert with Chan Santa Roots band (Quintana Roo.)

Concert with MAUILES (Veracruz.)

(Jarocho music style fusion with flamenco, jazz and others)

Place: Benito Juarez park / 7-10 pm

 

All events are free

For an Island of Culture!

Arte y Cultura en Cozumel: Semana cultural de otoño

Greg Dietrich da los pormenores del 13er. programa de Otoño Cultural de Cozumel . . .

Photo Courtesy of Cultura Isla Cozumel

Photo Courtesy of Cultura Isla Cozumel

La próxima semana a través del Festival de Otoño Cultural la gente de Cozumel podrá disfrutar una semana llena de arte, teatro, música y más. Este es el 13er. año del festival. Todo inició en el año 2003 cuando un grupo de 5 mujeres platicaba que la Isla realmente no contaba con festivales culturales así que decidieron formar uno.

Invirtiendo su tiempo y energías en actividades para recaudar fondos y solicitando apoyo a través de donativos de la comunidad empresarial de Cozumel, dieron vida al festival. Formaron un grupo bajo el nombre Circulo Cultural Arcano, una asociación sin fines de lucro y, desde entonces, han hecho que la Semana de Otoño Cultural sea un evento anual. A través de los años, las personas que participan en el grupo han cambiado, sin embargo no ha cambiado el concepto al ofrecer arte, poesía, teatro y música para la gente de Cozumel, sin costo alguno.

En reconocimiento del éxito en años anteriores, el gobierno municipal ha decidido apoyar los eventos tanto de forma económica como logística este año. Asimismo, este año es un concurso bienal para artistas de todo el Estado de Quintana Roo. Se extendió una invitación para que los artistas entregaran fotografías de sus obras de arte ante un jurado, y se eligieron 20 piezas para la exhibición que inaugurará el festival de una semana. Fueron 4 categorías para los artistas: pintura, escultura, artes graficas y fotografía. Esta inauguración y exhibición tendrá lugar el lunes 7 de noviembre a las 8 p.m. en el Museo de la Isla. En el transcurso de la noche anunciarán y premiarán a los ganadores de este primer concurso bienal.

Luego, el martes a partir de las 8 p.m. en el parque Benito Juárez, habrá una presentación de música clásica con el cuarteto de cuerdas “Fundamental”.

El jueves serán 3 horas de poesía, música y a las 7 p.m. la puesta en escena de la obra “El Principito”  en el parque.

El viernes la Banda Sinfónica de Cozumel dará un concierto en el parque a partir de las 7p.m

El sábado un taller para niños y adultos para aprender a bailar Jarana. Esto será en las instalaciones de la Dirección

Photo Courtesy of Cultura Isla Cozumel

Photo Courtesy of Cultura Isla Cozumel

de Cultura. De igual manera, el sábado de 7 a 10 p.m. en el parque Benito Juárez se llevará a cabo la ceremonia de entrega de premios del concurso de pintura mural. Diez grupos distintos han pintado murales en Plaza del Sol y el ganador se dará a conocer el sábado por la noche. Además habrá música en vivo con dos bandas. UFO VANS tocará ska-reggae y NUEVA SENDA interpretará fusión. También se venderán productos orgánicos del mercado local y artesanías. El cierre del festival será el domingo 13 con un concierto de dos bandas diferentes en el parque Benito Juárez. A las 7 p.m. primero se presenta el grupo Chan Santa Roots de Quintana Roo con música reggae, seguido por un grupo de Veracruz llamado Macuiles quienes ofrecen una fusión de flamenco, jazz y funk. Todos están invitados a unirse a la comunidad y disfrutar esta semana de arte, música y teatro conocida como la Semana de Otoño Cultural.

Festival que se desarrollará a lo largo de una semana con la presentación de diversos espectáculos para disfrute de la comunidad en general.

PROGRAMA
Otoño Cultural Cozumel 2016
Del 7 al 13 de Noviembre

Organiza: Círculo Cultural Arcano y Ayuntamiento Isla Cozumel

Lunes 7 de Noviembre
INAUGURACIÓN DEL FESTIVAL
1ª Bienal de Artes Visuales Cozumel
Apertura de exposición y entrega de premios a artistas ganadores del concurso
Sede: Museo de la Isla de Cozumel / Hora: 8 pm

Martes 8 de Noviembre
Concierto didáctico de música clásica
Cuarteto de Cuerdas “Fundamental”
Lugar: Parque Benito Juárez / 8 pm

Jueves 10 de Noviembre
Presentación de la obra de teatro “El principito”
Por Moscad Morada Teatro
Espectáculo de Poesía, canto y teatro con Brigi la canta cuentos
Lugar: Parque Benito Juárez / 7-10 pm

Viernes 11 de Noviembre
Concierto de la Banda Sinfónica Comunitaria Infanto Juvenil / 7-9 pm
Lugar: Parque Benito Juárez

Photo Courtesy of Cultura Isla Cozumel

Photo Courtesy of Cultura Isla Cozumel

Sábado 12 de Noviembre
Taller de Jarana para adolescentes y adultos
Lugar: Dirección de Cultura del Ayuntamiento / 1-3 pm

Ceremonia de premiación
Concurso de Murales “Cozumel: raíces e identidad”
Venta y exposición de arte, artesanías y productos orgánicos
Festival musical con los grupos locales:
UFO VANS (Ska-reggae) Nueva Senda (fusión)
Lugar: Parque Benito Juárez / 7-10 pm

Domingo 13 de Noviembre
CIERRE DEL FESTIVAL
Concierto de reggae con la banda Chan Santa Roots (Quintana Roo)
Concierto del grupo MACUILES (Veracruz)
(fusión de son jarocho con flamenco, jazz, funk y otros géneros)
Lugar: Parque Benito Juárez / 7-10 pm

Todos los eventos son gratuitos
¡Por una isla de Cultura!

Greg Dietrich

Greg first came to Cozumel in 1988 to scuba dive and enjoy the beaches of the east side of the island. He immediately fell in love with the island and its people. His dive master convinced him he should look into buying a house here… turns out his other job was as a real estate agent. Long story short, he bought a house here on that very first visit. Greg came back to Cozumel at least twice a year for the next 10 years.

In the spring of 1998, Greg had a successful glassblowing related business in Seattle Washington, the city that is known as the glass art center in the United States. In March, on the first night of his much needed vacation, he met Liliana Macotela. This encounter changed everything.

By the end of that year, he had sold his business, packed up his engraving machine, and moved here to the island. He opened his working studio/gallery, called Galeria Azul, in the downstairs of his home. He is still there to this day and just celebrated 17 happy years of living here on the island with his wife, Liliana.
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