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The Acrylic Melody exhibition is an initiative that seeks to bring together artists from around the world to give a helping brush. The first fundraising art exposition was held from February 18th - 28th, 2016. The AME initiative displays and sells music-inspired wood block paintings (20x20cm) by artists and art enthusiasts from over 20 countries. All proceeds will go towards scholarships for students at our music academies in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

The Acrylic Melody exhibition is an initiative that seeks to bring together artists from around the world to give a helping brush.

The first fundraising art exposition was held from February 18th - 28th, 2016. The AME initiative displays and sells music-inspired wood block paintings (20x20cm) by artists and art enthusiasts from over 20 countries. All proceeds will go towards scholarships for students at our music academies in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

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REYNA ZAPATA<br />

Mexico<br />

Born on December 30, 1951 in Merida, Yucatan,<br />

Mexican artist Reyna Zapata manifested her<br />

very first artistic inclinations and desire to<br />

become a painter at an early age.<br />

Zapata officially launched her career upon<br />

obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts,<br />

followed by a Master’s Degree in Painting at<br />

the former Escuela de Artes Plasticas of the<br />

National Autonomous University of Mexico<br />

(UNAM), currently the Faculty of Arts and<br />

Design of the UNAM (FAD).<br />

Zapata defines herself as an artist who<br />

admires Magical Realism, and uses primitive<br />

and Venetian techniques, sometimes between<br />

the figurative and abstract.<br />

So far, the artist has exhibited in both<br />

collective and individual art shows in Mexico,<br />

reportedly selling around 600 paintings of<br />

various techniques and genres, including<br />

portrait and landscape. Of her work, Zapata<br />

says:<br />

I think that one of my main skills is the<br />

domain of the techniques of painting<br />

material which have enabled my<br />

ability to give full rein to my creativity<br />

on a whim, from the most academic<br />

figuration to the purest abstraction<br />

from color, form and materials.<br />

<strong>The</strong> two panels donated by this artist for the<br />

Acrylic Melody initiative may be seen as an<br />

ode to the vibrant colours, energy and magic<br />

associated with Mexican tradition in music<br />

and culture.<br />

www.reynazapataartista.wix.com/artista<br />

Code: RZ-31<br />

Code: RZ-30

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