Costa Rican artist brings birds to life in art exhibit

September 24, 2010

Art has been called a window into a person's soul; an experience that invokes strong emotions and empathy toward the ideas and vision of the artist. Thanks to Sandra Lawrence, instructor in Spanish, the Penn State Brandywine community will experience fine art on campus. From Monday, Sept. 27, until Friday, Oct. 1, students, faculty, staff and the community will be given the opportunity to admire the art of famous Costa Rican painter Hugo Sanchez-Bonilla first-hand at his "Aves" (meaning "birds") art exhibit in the Tomezsko Classroom Building Lounge. An opening reception will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 28.

As a former instructor at the University of Central America and winner of multiple art awards, including the Costa Rican government’s “The Best of the Year Award,” Sanchez-Bonilla will provide through his work a unique opportunity to learn about art with international influence.

According to Lawrence, the exhibit “will enhance the art curriculum of the University by providing students, staff, administrators and community members an opportunity to learn and appreciate the art of other cultures.” This exhibit is free and open to the public.

Contact Sandra Lawrence at for more information.

  • One piece of art on display as part of Costa Rican painter Hugo Sanchez-Bonilla's exhibit titled 'Aves.'

    IMAGE: Hugo Sanchez-Bonilla

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Last Updated November 18, 2010