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Baño ready for use

Posted October 31, 2017 @ 11:32am | by Melanie

I can’t wait to use the bathroom in Patawasi!!! I’m heading there to check it out mid November, after I finish my Cusco Valley Hiking Trip. As Fundacíon Comunidad focuses more on ‘funding a need’ and moves out of the daily education involvement of the past 15...

 

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Baño progress

Posted September 26, 2017 @ 6:55pm | by Melanie

Baño progressWith the generous support of Comunidad’s donors, Patawasi is getting an upgraded bathroom. This community is the furthest and most isolated of the six communities near Paccha, that we have worked in. Assisting both their pre-school and high-school has produced notable results in their...

 

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Rugs and Goya!

Posted August 25, 2017 @ 6:02pm | by Melanie

Rugs and Goya!I’ve been fortunate to have an opportunity to place our rugs in the home of a Twin City couple who are knowledgeable art collectors. My friend Jennifer Kranz has painted nearly every wall and ceiling in their home as well as painted custom oil and watercolor originals for the house. Jennifer...

 

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A Pre-Columbian Museum experience at the White Bear Art Center

Posted July 12, 2017 @ 5:27pm | by Melanie

A Pre-Columbian Museum experience at the White Bear Art CenterWhat a great exercise it was to convert the beautiful artful space, to a museum experience, for a ten day show. Peru has the largest collection of ancient textiles in the world and I have spent many hours over the course of three decades in those museums.The past year’s designs...

 

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How the Andes inspire an artist's painting

Posted June 11, 2017 @ 10:46am | by Melanie

These oil paintings were inspired by Jennifer’s recent trip to Peru, what talent! Jennifer & Dan walked into ArtAndes during Art A Whirl 2016, since then they joined my Feb trip and Jennifer is going back again on the Nov hiking trip.There are a lifetime of paintings that await her. I am...

 

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A spiritual heir & true descendant of the Inca civilization.

Posted April 19, 2017 @ 7:31am | by Melanie

A spiritual heir & true descendant of the Inca civilization.I think of my friend Pascuala Mescco Pumayalli frequently. I’ve been fortunate to have Pascuala stay with me two times, and me with her. It is so impressive how her daily rituals are tied to her ancient traditions. At dawn we went walking through the ruins in Chinchero. It hadn’t even...

 

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