Art Exhibition: The Costa Esmeralda Collection

Repeating Islands

Olivia Peguero’s “Costa Esmeralda Collection,” a series of oil paintings showcasing the landscapes surrounding the town of Miches and the surrounding rainforest, will go on a world tour to benefit the Peguero Arte Libros Foundation. The paintings will be displayed in Florida, London, Dubai, and Bangalore, India. The display will kick-off in Boca Raton, Florida, in December and will continue to London in early spring.

Olivia Peguero was born in Las Salinas and grew up in Miches, Dominican Republic. Renowned as a “plein air” landscape and botanical artist, she created this series to highlight the beauty of Miches and the Costa Esmeralda seashore that is rarely seen by tourists. Through this traveling exhibition, she hopes to bring attention to the Arte Libros Foundation and the “Art Books for Education” program, which helps promote the arts through reading and creative writing for young girls in rural Dominican schools.

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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