Magno Bennett - Galapagos Artist

 

Magno Bennett was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, and moved to Galapagos in 1994.   He was profoundly impressed by the harsh conditions under which so many life forms managed to establish themselves and go on to thrive in the Galapagos.  He has been compelled to manifest the contrast between beautiful life, and harsh environment in his work.   Magno paints, sculpts and does graphic design work.   His art has been the subject of exhibits throughout Ecuador and is in growing demand as Galapagos visitors, having completed their tour of the islands, recognize the fine balance between life and its shaping environment in his work.  In Galapagos, he has been commissioned to carry out several murals and interpretive displays.

Magno is actively Magno Bennettinvolved in promoting culture and the arts in      Galapagos.  His leadership is recognized by many, and his talents sought by more.  He has led  many learning workshops on art for Galapagos youth over the years, including sessions on batik, printing, painting, ceramics and even tye-dye.  As the nascent Galapagos community seeks to develop its own "island identity", community members such as Magno play an important role.

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Hola Heather!  Just to let you know that everything about our trip & time on the Samba (May 6-13) was better than perfect. First up, the roses in our hotel rooms was a lovely welcome surprise and everything went swimmngly well. Heather, the whole experience was second to none and your attention to detail really paid off. Thank you, & muchas gracias for your very big part in making this the trip of a lifetime. I am so glad I picked up on your name on Tripadvisor and in relation to the Samba. I wouldn't have wanted to be on a different boat that's for sure, she was beautiful. I also must praise the crew who were simply amazing. I did not expect or want to be spoilt, but we were, by every crew member.

Catherine G
May 2014

 

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