CNH Tours - Cultural and Natural Heritage Tours Galapagos
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 involved 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.
If you want to get in touch with Magno, contact us.
We cannot say enough good about CNH Tours, particularly Heather Blenkiron who handled our request. Throughout the whole process of planning our Galapagos island vacation, the personal attention that she paid us made us feel like we were her only clients, knowing full well that we weren't. We found out later that she was a Canadian consular officer on the Islands for several years. She was very knowledgeable and very open and honest in her suggestions. We felt like she was working for us, not for the boat companies. Their pre-tour information book (44 pages!) covered every conceivable issue.
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