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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Heather,

We returned home Friday from our trip that was arranged through your company.

Everything was wonderful, an experience of a lifetime. From the time we stepped off the plane in Quito, everything was perfect. Our guide in Quito was excellent, and we enjoyed our hotel and the city tour. From the minute  we arrived in Galápagos and was met by our guide Jimmie, things got even better. We loved the Samba. The crew was amazing, especially Captain Jose. Enough cannot be said about Jimmie, he was just exceptional. Our guide in Puerto Ayora, Sandi was excellent as well, very nice and extremely knowledgeable.

Our travel mates were all very nice people that were similar in age and interests. Friendships were made.

I especially want to thank you for accommodating our last minute request for lodging closer to the airport, on our return to Quito. Staying next to the airport made our early morning departure much easier.

Jeff (USA) on the Active Galapagos Samba trip

Jeff Boyd
Illinois, USA

 

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