Monday, August 1, 2016

25 years of Drawing and Bronze Sculpture in Priego de Córdoba - Tribute to Venancio Blanco

The living river
Bronze, 52 x 12 x 15 cm.

This is a special year. Last year,  the Drawing and Bronze Sculpture Courses in  Priego de Córdoba celebrated its 25th anniversary and the celebratory events have been held this July. The occasion has also served to honor Mr. Venancio Blanco, `flag' to whom all those who love drawing and casting follow.

Programme of the 2016 Free School of Fine Arts at Priego de Córdoba 

July 21st
Launch of the book `Value and identity of the process in Venancio Blanco´s sculpture- 25 years of the Drawing and Bronze Sculpture Course in Priego de Córdoba´.

At the table, from left to right: Marta Campos,
Luis M. García Cruz, MªLuisa Ceballos, Mr.Venancio Blanco,
José A Aguilar and Miguel Forcada

Frontispiece of the book 

Page in which my work appears 

A surprise, a delight to imitate...

Back cover

July 22nd
Conference `Life in a rose bush. Or Venancio Blanco' by Mr. Gerardo Díaz Quirós
A pleasure to enjoy the fluent speech of someone who loves the teacher's works.

Image of the presentation

Mr. Venancio and we all deeply moved while listening to Mr. Gerardo Díaz Quirós

Opening of the exhibition `Venancio and his School: Drawing and Bronze Sculpture in Priego de Córdoba'



With Mr. Venancio, next to my work

July 23rd
Unveiling of the work `Tribute to music'.

The flautist Irene Jiménez Lizcano,  model for this work,
playing a musical piece in gratefulness to Mr. Venancio Blanco

From left to right: Julio Herrero, Andrés J. Naranjo,
Esperanza Durán, Mª  Mar Ruiz, D. Venancio, Mar Muñiz,
Irene J.  Lizcano, Carlos Forcada, Aurora García-Calabrés,
Marta Campos, Luis M.  García, Lolita Paz,
José Antonio Aguilar and me

Commemorative plaque placed on the stand

Tribute concert to Mr. Venancio Blanco



From left to right: Carlos Forcada, Azahara Sánchez,
Fernando Gallardo, Mr.Venancio Blanco, Luis V.  Pérez,
Miriam Castro, Alba García and Irene J. Lizcano

In addition we had drawing from life lessons...

And the invaluable conviviality with Mr. Venancio, Marta, Luis, José Antonio, my friends Lolita and Andrés,  Esperanza, Aurora, Mar,  Paco, José, Miguel, Eusebio...
And having breakfast one day...

Mr. Venancio threw down a challenge ...
'Where will you place a nest? .'
Thank you, Mr. Venancio, for filling my head with birds...
And thanks to all those who turn Priego de Córdoba into a paradise...