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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Hi Heather:  Thank you for organizing such a wonderful trip!  In our credit card society, I was apprehensive about the cash policy, but once there, the trip couldn't have been better!  Juan was such an excellent guide and we saw so much!  At the Quito airport, I met a lady that had been working at the Darwin center.  She asked what we saw on the Samba. She said she had never heard of a tour that saw everything we did.  She had even worked on a National Geographic tour! Antonio, the guide you arranged for us in Quito, was very knowledgeable and an excellent host! The trip was perfect!

Thanks again,

Rebecca

Feb 2016 Active Galapagos on the Samba


 

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