Most people who visit Mérida are amazed by the number of cultural events that are available… many of them, free of charge. The Institute of Culture of the Yucatan (ICY) is the state government agency that promotes culture and the arts. They offer opportunities to visual artists and craftspersons, musicians, actors, dancers, and writers who want to make their work known to the public.
As well, Maricarmen Perez, ICY’s community liaison, has been very supportive of the international community’s artistic pursuits. She and Manuel May Tilan, Director of Visual Arts, of ICY, have invited Cherie Pittillo to exhibit her extraordinary photographs during ICY’s annual Otoño Cultural. At first Cherie was reticent, but later decided:
Her solo exhibition is entitled:
You are invited to the opening, to be held in the gallery adjacent and just behind Peon Contreras’ outdoor café:
Thursday, December 8th at 9:00 pm.
The exhibit will feature photographs of wildlife/nature subjects from when Cherie worked as a wildlife photographer in Africa, Australia, South and North America. Current photographs will also be included, and there are non-wildlife subjects as well.
Cherie says, “I welcome each of you to an unexpected, but appreciated event to share my vision. Your attendance will add special memories to my life. The show includes whimsy, abstracts, portraits, and brief glimpses into what I saw or felt when I clicked my camera’s shutter. I shoot my feelings and my passion to be outdoors.”
Photos: The two wildlife photographs are by Cherie Pittillo and will be part of her show. The third picture is of Cherie with her husband Greenwood