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10 Sea Salt
Guatemala produces inexpensive
natural sea salt byCarlisleJohnson

12 Thor Janson
Wildlife conservationist, photographer,
adventurer and author byJackHouston

18 Lake Views by Dwight Wayne Coop
My 101 First Cousins-in-law

19 People and Projects:
CasaSito

20 Producing Potable Water
The amazing EcoFiltro byMichaelSherer

DateBook Highlights
21 Musical Ambassadors byJack& Joy Houston
22 Ursula Baumann byDwight WayneCoop
23 La Gente Kuna

24 DATEBOOK May
Guide to culture and upcoming events

38 Museum Directory
May is museum month in Guatemala

42 Comalapa Naive A visit to an
artist community by Dianne Carafino

64 Anecho by BetsyCerezo

66 Museo de Arte Guatemalteco
Primitivo-Contemporineo
by Dianne Carafino

78 Sensuous Guatemala:
May Flowers byKen Veronda

84 Spring Forward byDr. Karmen Guevara

110 Border Crossing Jack McGovern

123 Photo Op: Ataco byLenalohannessen

128 When the Rains Come bylong
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33 Guatemala City
52 La Antigua
99 Lake Atitlan
104 Quetzaltenango
106 Monterrico/Pacific Coast
111 Coban /Tecpan
112 Rio Dulce
112 Retalhuleu
113 El Peten


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GUATEMALA CITY
33 Services/Shopping
36 Dining
43 Lodging
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58 Spanish Schools
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FROM THE PUBLISHERS

Wl come to the May edition of
Revue. Our cover story, written
by Jack Houston, is Thor Janson,
wildlife conservationist, environmentalist,
educator, adventurer, photographer extraor-
danaire, and author of 16 photography
books-many from his years exploring the
jungles of El Peten. His two most recent
books are .(a <4ntigua Guatemala and In
the and of Green May 18 is Museum Day throughout
the world, and Guatemala has gone one
step further, expanding all of May into
Museum Month. We have a listing of more
than 30 museums around the country you
may enjoy visiting. We also have an article
on the Museo de Arte Guatemalteco Prim-
itivo-Contemporineo.
On other cultural fronts, writer Dianne
Carafino takes us on a visit to the artist
community of Comalapa. A DateBook
Highlight by Dwight Wayne Coop intro-
duces us to Panajachel artist Ursula Bau-
mann. Photographer Victoria Stone shows
a side of the Kuna people of Panama. The
Notre Dame Glee Club and Symphony
Orchestra are coming to Guatemala. And
so many other musical treats we had to
expand our Music section.
May brings May flowers and May show-
ers-for more on this, see pages 78 and 128.
Other fun things in this edition include
a glimpse at Guatemala's sea salt industry, a
tour of the local plant where they produce
the EcoFiltro for cheap potable water, and
an introduction to the good works being
done by the NGO CasaSito.
Of course, in May we also put aside a
day to remind our mothers that we do
indeed love them. We better, because with-
out them most of us wouldn't be here.
Thanks for reading Revue, in print or
online, and have a great month.
-John & Terry IKovick 'Biskovich
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s have been fought over it.
Deer in the woods and cows
V in the pasture love it. Gourmet
shops hold sophisticated human tasting of
it in elegant surroundings. If you spill some
and wish to ward off future bad luck, throw
a pinch over your left shoulder. In Roman
times soldiers were given a special allowance
to purchase it.
It's salt, and Guatemala's salt is special
indeed. It is not just special since it costs
one twentieth of what you would pay in in-
dustrialized countries, but because it is an
all-natural product. Consider these health


claims for sea salt: "Unrefined natural sea
salt is much higher in vital essential miner-
als (especially magnesium), having been in
contact with the living ocean for millions of
years ... Good unrefined sea salt does con-
tain all the minerals and micro-nutrients
that are present in the sea (over 80 elements)
that have been shown to support life and
good health."
And consider these comments from a
2008 salt tasting session in Oregon: "Hum-
ble salt is enjoying something of a renais-
sance, with gourmets singing the praises of
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Thor Janson

Wildlife conservationist, photographer, author,
adventurer, environmentalist and educator
by Jack Houston photos: Thor Janson


began erupting more dramati-
cally than usual one day several
years ago, and nature photogra-
pher Thor Janson rushed to the slopes to
take pictures for his files.
"By 4 o'clock Pacaya was spewing mol-
ten lava several hundred meters into the air
every 30 to 45 seconds," Thor recalls. "The
frequency and intensity continued, and by 5
o'clock the explosions reached a frightening
ferocity. I was getting some great photos,
but my friend was anxious to leave.
"By 6 p.m. hysterical villagers were
running down the road-women praying
aloud and men yelling at us to abandon the


area. Pacaya was beginning to resemble a
huge Roman candle. Every 10 seconds the
ground shook and large quantities of lava
flowed down the slope. We jumped in the
jeep, threw it into reverse and backed off
the road into the powder-fine ash. We were
stuck, our main means of escape gone.
Thor remembers making a futile attempt
to jack the jeep out, while still snapping pic-
tures. "As I grabbed my camera bag to run,
a pickup loaded with stragglers sped toward
us. Seeing our predicament, several jumped
out, tied a cable to the jeep and freed us. We
are lucky to be alive."
Thor, who never has taken a course in
photography, later published images of that


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Though he is best known for his photographic work, Janson's life passion is protecting the environment

harrowing experience in Guatemala, one of
his 16 colorful picture books. Though he is
best known for his photographic work, his t
life passion focuses on protecting the envi- If'
ronment, he says. "I would rather be called s '
a wildlife conservationist. Photography is
only a tool I use in my conservation educa-
tion efforts. Book sales provide royalties I
need to support myself."

Born in 1953, Oliver Thor Janson grew
up in suburban Chicago where his father,
a Swedish immigrant, was a doctor, his
mother a nurse. "I didn't start out a trouble-
maker," Thor recalls, "but after the Beatles
hit the scene in the '60s, the world never
was the same." Like many of his generation,
Thor began his lifelong struggle against the
establishment.
He traveled in Europe and North Africa
and tried medical school. But he had seen
poverty in his travels, and his premed peers,
as he puts it, "...only had eyes on making
money. They felt no compassion for suffer- Janson scouts the area for wildlife activity
ing people." You can contact Thor at
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An incredible Janson photo of the elusive quetzal, Guatemala's national bird

Not yet 20, Thor dropped out in 1973,
hopped on his motorcycle and headed
south, attending an 'inspiring' conference
in Mexico City on planetary ecology and
the effect of human activity on climate and
biodiversity. He continued to Belize, then
to Guatemala and down to Lake Atitlan,
where he stayed a month. "After feeling sad
for a long time, I found a place that made
me happy again," he says. "It took Guate-
mala to get my smile back!"
Thor later crewed on a sailboat from
Panama to New Zealand and eventually
returned to Chicago to make some money.
He headed back to Guatemala after the
earthquake of 1976 to help with recon-
struction efforts and decided to stay.
He connected with the University of
San Carlos School of Biology and conduct-
ed a study of the manatee. "It was then-
1978-I got into photography with envi-
ronmental education groups and later be-
came director of a new conservation group,
As Pacaya erupts, the town below sleeps Defensores de la Naturaleza."
Thor's hope to convince the Guatemala
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Janson uses an inner tube to keep his equipment dry as he explores a water-filled cavern


government to provide his group a conces-
sion to manage a forest reserve was realized
in 1987. President Venicio Cerezo signed a
special disposition, giving management of
a section of the Sierras to Defensores, later
known as the Sierra de las Minas Biosphere
Reserve.
But by the end of that year, Thor left De-
fensores to explore and photograph remote
areas of Caribbean Central America and
to produce several photography books on
nature. He describes his recently expand-
ed and republished In the Land of Green
Lighting as a 30-year collection of "my best
photos of the Maya world." Like the first
edition, he says, the second has something
of everything-wildlife, ruins, indigenous
people and vistas.
The revised edition of Quetzal will be
"the most beautiful book on the most spec-
tacular bird of the Americas," he boasts.
"This is my favorite book. It has every-
thing-natural history, Maya and Aztec
mythology, cloud forest ecology, planetary
ecology, and so on." The new edition will
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"showcase new and innovative ways that
humans can live in harmony with nature."
Never one to stand still, Thor plans to
gather material for two new books: Quet-
zals and Trogons of the World, which he
calls "a tribute to two of the most beautiful
families of birds on Earth;" and Beers of the
World, "a world beer safari, a less scholarly
review with photographs of picturesque
watering holes from Alice Springs to Bora
Bora to Munich to Timbuktu. It could be
a very fun book." o

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"1 would rather be called a wildlife conservationist. Photography
is only a tool I use in my conservation education efforts."


Teaching children to care for wildlife


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Cover of Janson's latest book
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E Lake Views
by Dwight Wayne Coop




My 101 First Cousins-in-law

Marrying into a large family brings unannounced
house guests and some new vocabulary.


S ince my Guatemalan wife had 10 sib-
lings, I have enough in-laws to popu-
late a middle-sized Dallas suburb. I
am forever meeting "new" members of the
Gonzalez-Boch clan for the first time. And
I was not that good at recalling names even
before ADD and premature senility made
this task even more difficult.
My Dad, who had some troublesome in-
laws, often declared that we cannot choose
our relatives. This is certainly true with
blood relatives, since we have no control
over whom our ancestors were and whom
else they procreated. Most of my ancestors
were Saxons, who were hunting heads at
the time the Mayas were erecting high civi-
lization in Mesoamerica. But thanks to the
mixed pedigree of both my grandmothers,
I am 9.375 percent Apache. Say what you
will about them, they didn't hunt heads.
With in-laws, however, a theoretical
choice exists, and in Central America these
carry greater implications than they might
in the home country. Family ties here tend
to be non-nuclear in nature, unpredictable
in intensity and stellar in number. So if
you marry a local, you get a heftier pack-


age, for better or worse, than you would get
by being endogamous. This term does not
mean "marrying oneself into the doghouse"
(which happens enough to merit its own
term) but, rather, marrying within one's
own herd, however defined.
You can wind up in the doghouse if you
have too many troublesome (or troubled)
in-laws, whether you are endogamous or,
like me, exogamous. Given all this, it may
be a good idea to check out your prospec-
tive mate's family.
In my case, though, I would have need-
ed a battery of screeners (perhaps personnel
managers resting from their Stateside jobs)
to do this. My wife once did the addition
and found that she has 57 first cousins on
her mother's side alone (yes, really). She was
unsure about her paternal first cousins, but
they number well over 40. In other words,
she has 100 or more first cousins. The only
way she can recognize some of them, even
if they grew up in the same village, is to
compare recent genealogies.
On the other hand, I have only nine first
cousins. I know all their names and where
they live, and I know ...cotnuedpage


My wife once did the addition and found that she has 57 first
cousins on her mother's side alone. She was unsure about
her paternal first cousins, but they number well over 40.


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CasaSito scholarship students for 2009


CasaSito Association is an NGO
based in Antigua that works to
improve access to education and
create development partnerships. We are
small but our focused efforts strive to make
a significant impact in the communities we
serve, which are usually remote. Our public
face in Antigua is the CasaSito Volunteers'
House at 7a av. norte #51.
Our long-term project is the CasaSito
scholarship program which began in 2008
with 23 junior high and high school students
from rural areas near Antigua. In 2009 we
have expanded the program to a remote vil-
lage in northern Quiche named Primavera
de Ixcin. Our Education Fund also supports
some schools and libraries directly.

Past Activities
CasaSito believes in the power of partner-
ing and collaboration. For example, in the
village of Chocantariy, Momostenango,
Totonicapin, we partnered with Constru
Casa and Stichting Los Nifios of Antigua
to build a bakery for a women's coopera-
tive, and we continue to partner with Give
Kids a Chance
Foundation of
Canada to run a
nursery and kin-
dergarten in the
same building. 4r. 1tB


Rainwater catchment tank construction program

Current Activities
In 2009 we are expanding our rainwater
catchment tanks construction program.
We would like to build tanks for at least
10 needy families which suffer from a lack
of clean water for cooking and cleaning.
Each tank costs about $600 and is labor-
intensive so we are soliciting both funds
and volunteers.

Wish List
Also we are looking for funds to build a
training center for an association of com-
munity radio stations called Mujb'abl'yol
located in Quetzaltenango. The work that
these community radio stations are doing
in the fields of public education and aware-
ness is solid and important.

Special Announcement
Music lovers should keep August 2-3 free,
since we are joining forces with the Yale
Alumni Chorus Foundation to offer a
unique choir competition in the village of
Santiago Zamora near Antigua. The event
will benefit several social projects and pro-
mote music as part of a healthy education.

Contact Info
Please visit our web site at www.casasito.org
for more information. CasaSito is a USA
501(c)(3) organization and we are not affili-
ated with any religion or movement.
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Producing Potable Water

The EcoFiltro has won awards for sustainable technology,
now there is a need to make many more of them

text and photos by Michael Sherer


On the outskirts of La Antigua
Guatemala, set back in a corner of
the 22-acre, lushly planted Finca
El Pintado, is the factory that churns out
daily miracles: clay pots, crafted from the
best deposits from Rabinal, mixed with
pine sawdust, fired in a brick kiln and then
brushed with a coating of colloidal silver.
There are a few more steps to this process
but nothing resembling rocket science:
What is this local miracle?
EcoFiltro!
Invented and perfected by Dr. Fernan-
do Mazariegos in the early 1990s, it won
awards from the World Bank for sustainable
technology in 2003 and 2004. Today, Phil-
ip Wilson, director of EcoFiltro, produces
2,500 filters a month, which are shipped to
the four corners of the Earth. His largest
client is World Vision, a Christian public
service organization serving over 100 mil-
lion people in over 100 countries.


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Philip Wilson with a display of various models
of the EcoFiltro


The process: the clay is mixed with care-
fully screened pine sawdust until the prop-
er consistency is achieved. There are three
molds for the pots. The clay/sawdust mix-
ture is poured into a mold. Squeeze gently
and remove molded form. Place on drying
rack. Fire in kiln. Test for porosity. Brush
on the colloidal silver solution, a natural
anti-bacterial, and bingo-a gravity-based
filter that traps bacteria, parasitic cysts, fe-
cal residues, smell and color. And it also
removes any turbidity, which is the final
taste/visual test for the recipients (clarity).
Add water from any source and wait. The
finished filter produces one to two liters an
hour of cool, deliciously pure water.
This is a very simple but elegant ap-
proach to much of the developing world's
predicament-no access to pure, clean wa-
ter. In Guatemala, for example, it is esti-
mated that at least 75 percent of the water
available to the rural areas continued on pa60


A step in the process: clay and pine sawdust are
poured into molds


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The Notre Dame Glee Club and the Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra


Musical Ambassadors
by Jack and Joy Houston


Dubbed 'Musical Ambassadors', 55
members of the all-male University
of Notre Dame Glee Club of In-
diana will sing again in Guatemala, in joint
concert with 25 members of the co-ed Notre
Dame Symphony Orchestra. Concerts will
be at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at Iglesia San
Francisco El Grande in La Antigua, and 7
p.m. Tuesday, June 2, at the Cathedral in
Guatemala City, both offered free of charge.
Performances are sponsored in part by
the Notre Dame Alumni Club in Guatema-
la, with some three dozen members. Alum-
nus Philip (class of '89) and Christina Wil-
son of La Antigua, who will host the group
for lunch, emphasize, "In addition to a great
opportunity to hear beautiful music, one of
the motives is to encourage more Guatema-
lans to apply to Notre Dame." An additional
concert will be given for school groups.
The current tour includes concerts in
Mexico. The University of Notre Dame
Glee Club, formed in 1915 and recognized


as one of the finest collegiate choral groups
in the United States, has toured around the
world. Director Daniel C. Stowe said after
the 2005 tour, "In terms of hospitality and
consistently large audiences, Latin America
was the best trip we've ever had."
Stowe also directs the Symphony Orches-
tra and recently teamed the two groups in
joint performance. The versatile repertoire
has Russian and German music, Ameri-
can spirituals and barbershop harmony,
Beethoven, Mozart, Wagner and a lot more.
Undoubtedly, the program in Guatemala
will bring rousing applause for Luna deXela-
jzi and another sure crowd-pleaser, the Notre
Dame Victory March.
The Glee Club regularly performs two
hours before home games of the Univer-
sity of Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
team, but for their part, "They'd rather sing
than fight." 0
Donations will be accepted for repairs on
the Metropolitan Cathedral and Iglesia San
Francisco El Grande.
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DATEBOOK HIGHLIGHT byDwightWayne Coop


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Ursula

Baumann

Art Exhibit and Auction,
Thurs., May 14, 7 pm. Theatre El
Chapiteau, Panajachel, Lake Atitlin
Ahost of Guatemalans, including
four-footed ones, are glad that Ur-
ula Baumann changed continents
and careers in 1998.
She had been an able but often bored
hotel manager in her native Switzerland.
For decades she dreamt of making her avo-
cation, painting, into a career. After retir-
ing and moving to Guatemala, she indeed
realized the vision, but the path took some
surprising turns.
After settling into the artistic culture of
San Pedro la Laguna, she was stricken with
breast cancer and went to Guatemala's Na-
tional Cancer Institute for treatment. Dur-
ing her recovery there, she saw many who
were in great need. She began painting,
both cuadros and postcards and donating
them to the hospital to sell in order to help
impecunious patients offset their expenses.
Later, she would donate cards to
AWARE, Guatemala's no-kill animal shel-
ter near Sumpango, to help that institution
with its own costs.
"I have seven adopted dogs myself," she
says, "and I know something of their needs,
at such a place." All of the cards are origi-
nals, not replicas.
Baumann's work is often exhibited at
Panajachel's La Galeria, but this month
a rare auction of her work takes place in
downtown Pana. Nonbuyers are welcome,
since the auction will double as an exhibit.


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DATEBOOK HIGHLIGHT


La Gente

Kuna

Sovereign Indigenous of
Coastal Panamd

Reception, slideshow, lecture
Saturday, May 23, 7pm
El Sitio Cultural Center, La Antigua.
The Kuna people of the Caribbean
coast of Panama have one of the
greatest degrees of political autono-
my of any indigenous group in Latin Amer-
ica. Their success results from their remark-
able tenacity and zealous efforts to preserve
a traditional way of life. An island people,
they live a very simple and traditional sea-
faring life, much as their ancestors did.
While the territory over which they have
jurisdiction includes nearly 400 islands,
they inhabit only about 50 of them. The
Kuna still live by their ancestral mytholo-
gies and maintain their traditions of exqui-
site indigenous dress, including the hand-
sewn molas for which they are known.
Guatemala-based photographer Victoria
Stone traveled to Kuna Yala (territory), also
known as the San Bias islands, in March
2007. She believes that those of us inter-
ested in the preservation of indigenous
cultures have much to learn from the good
decisions made by the Kuna people.
This month El Sitio presents an exhibi-
tion of her photographs of Kuna people and
their island life. The opening reception will
feature a narrated slideshow of more Kuna
Yala photos, as well as a lecture and discus-
sion on the Kuna people's remarkable suc-
cess at preserving their culture.


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, 10 & 17, Sundays, 11am (Spanish)
THEATER: ElMago de Oz, inspired by the
movie "The Wizard of Oz," presented by Com-
pania de Teatro Bravo. Q40. Teatro de Cimara
Hugo Carrillo Teatro Nacional Miguel Angel
Asturias (tel: 2232-4041) 24 calle 3-81, z. 1,
Guatemala City.


3 Sun., 4pm MUSIC: Accordian player
Luis Gonzilez Arocha and guest vocalist.
Plaza Fontabella (tel: 6628-8600 Ext. 202005)
12 calle y 4a av., z. 10, Guatemala City.
4Mon. PHOTOGRAPHY: In collaboration
with the Museo Popol Vuh and Club Fotogri-
fico de Guatemala, through Sat., 30. Museo Popol
Vuh (tel: 2338-7836) 6a calle final z. 10, Universi-
dad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala City.
5Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK: Niios de
Guatemala, an NGO promoting and creating
access to education & helping advance Guate-
mala and its people through small scale educa-
tional projects. Donation Q25. Rainbow Cafe
(tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. sur #8, LaAntigua.
7bThurs. ART: Tu Gaviota featuring works
/ by students from Universidad Francisco
Marroquin, open through Thurs., 21st. Museo
Ixchel del Traje Indigena Centro Cultural Uni-
versidad Francisco Marroquin (tel: 2361-8081)
6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City.
7Thurs., 7pm MUSIC: Jazz .
with Jacobo Nitsch. Plaza Fontabella (tel:
6628-8600 Ext. 202005) 12 calle y 4a av., z. 10,
Guatemala City.
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Q Fri., 5-8pm- WINE TASTING: Aperfect
gift for Mother's Day (May 10) treat her to
Petalo, il vino del more. Eris (Tel: 7832-1875)
6a av. norte #34, LaAntigua.
8Fri., 9pm MUSICAL CONCERT: Tal-
ented and well-known Guatemalan singer-
songwriter Giovanni Passarelli presenting Saxo
P Piano with the participa-
tion of pianist Roberto
E r, ,.b & saxophonist
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Trovajazz (tel: 5201-7717)
a 6, 3-55,
.4, Guatemala City.

9Sat., 9:30am-1:30pm- TEXTILEWORK-
SHOP: NaturalPalette, painting on all types
of backgrounds, color from plant extracts. Indigo
Artes Textiles y Populares (tel: 7888-7487) inside
Centro Cultural La Azotea, LaAntigua.
Sat. -ART: Santasypicaras, by Chilean
artists Gina Intveen and Pilar Rios, in-
spired by free-spirited women, full of mystery
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DANCE/MUSIC: 7
go sentimiento performed
by Manuel Antonio, with
Roberto Estrada (piano)
& Edgar Avila (accor-
dion). Q60. El Sitio (tel:
7832-3037) LaAntigua.


9Sat., 7pm -ART
EXHIBIT &
AUCTION: Featur-
ing the work of Ursula
Baumann. Theatre
El Chapiteau (tel:
5044-1144) Av. los
Arboles, across from
the Circus Bar Pana-
jachel, Lake Atitldn.
See highlight page 22.


1 Sun., MOTHER'S DAY celebrated
lI in Guatemala, El Salvador, also this year
(2nd Sunday in May) Honduras and Belize.
(Nicaragua-May 30 & Costa Rica-Aug. 15)
10Sun., 4pm MUSIC: Mother's Day,
o a special presentation. Plaza Fontabella
(tel: 6628-8600 Ext. 202005) 12 calle y 4a av.,
z. 10, Guatemala City.
1 Mon., 2-3:30pm MUSIC: Hoppin'
John String Band brings to life the his-
tory of American folk music, in collaboration
with the U.S. Embassy and its Guatemalan
partners. Free. Nuestro Ahijados, Carretera a
San Felipe #106, LaAntigua. For more info. &
full schedule, incl. workshops, see page 56.
1 Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK: Quet-
,zaltrekkers, est. 1995, an NGO all-volun-
teer trekking organization that raises funds for
social projects by offering guided treks throughout
the Guatamalan Highlands. Through these trips
the organization is able to support the Escuela de
la Calle, a school attended by over 200 under priv-
eleged children, also Hogar Abierto, a dormitory/
safe home for 17 children and Primeros Pasos, a
low cost rural medical clinic. Learn how you can
enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Highlands and
support a good cause! Donation Q25. Rainbow
Caf6 (tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. sur #8, LaAntigua.


1 Wed., 5pm ART: La vida es un sue-
n3fio, oil, crayon and mixed medium by
artist Julio Arevalo. Galeria Panza Verde (tel:
7832-2925) 5a av. sur#19, LaAntigua.
1 Thurs., 8am-5pm TOUR TO TEC-
-IuPAN: Visit this important indigenous
community and the famous Mayan archeological
site Iximch6. The trip includes Iximchi entrance,
minivan transportation, weaving demonstrations
and lunch at the bakery and cooperative of Ixoqui.
Proceeds benefit the women's cooperative Ixoqui.
Indigo Artes Textiles y Populares (tel: 7888-7487)
inside Centro Cultural La Azotea, LaAntigua.
SFri., through Sat., 23rd ART: Expo
J..of miniature huipiles from some of the
most important Mayan weaving communities
in Guatemala. Indigo Artes Textiles y Popu-
lares (tel: 7888-7487) inside Centro Cultural La
Azotea, LaAntigua.
Fri., 9am-4pm WORKSHOP: Tie-
,1 dye with natural dyes using an ancient
technique for work on cotton, silk or T-shirts. In-
digo Artes Textiles y Populares (tel: 7888-7487)
inside Centro Cultural La Azotea, LaAntigua.
SFri., 5:30pm -MUSIC: Hoppin' John
String Band brings to life the history
of American folk music, also presenting work-
shops, in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy
& its Guatemalan partners. Free. Universidad
del Valle (UVG), Guatemala City. Info. & full
schedule, including workshops, see page 56.
1 Sat., 4:30pm OPERA RECITAL:
IJAmore mio, a musical journey with the par-
ticipation of Maria Jos6 Morales (soprano), David
Vd6iz (banjo) & Hugo Arenas (piano). Q50. El Si-
tio (tels: 7832-3037, 2442-4720), LaAntigua.
1 Sat., 5-9pm TALENT SHOW: Fea-
Jturing young artists from Panajachel and
the all-new Chapiteau Dance Crew (choreog-
raphy, hair and make-up by Danilo Paredes).
Free. Theatre El Chapiteau (tel: 5044-1144) av.
los Arboles, across from the Circus Bar, Pana-
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1 Sat., 7pm MUSIC: Grupo Coral de
I.V Cimara Capella Cantorum, directed by
Carlos Salazar, presenting Gregorian, Renais-
sance, spiritual and contemporary music. Q60.
El Sitio (tel: 7832-3037), LaAntigua.
17Sun., 3pm SHOW: The Circus Comes
S/ to Town, bring your kids, lots of fun guar-
anteed. Plaza Fontabella (tel: 6628-8600 Ext.
202005) 12 calle y 4a av., z. 10, Guatemala City.
1 PSun., 4pm MUSIC: Luis Gonzilez
S/ Arocha playing Italian-French swing waltz.
Plaza Fontabella (tel: 6628-8600 Ext. 202005) 12
calle y 4a av., z. 10, Guatemala City.
1 QMon. MUSEUM DAY: Celebrations
Sand special free activities in all museums
of the country (May is museum month in Gua-
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ple-harness looms. Learn to read and follow weav-
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1 Mon. CELEBRATION: Museum
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tual: communicate with artists around the world
via Second Life, a 3D platform; 10am Rally en
busca del tesoro, use signals & clues find precious
art pieces; 3pm Descubriendo el MUSAC,
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1 an NGO private school in Ciudad Vieja
helping families with limited resources via edu-
cation, nutrition, hygiene and the arts. Donation
Q25. Rainbow Caf6 (tel: 7832-1919) 7a av. sur
#8, LaAntigua.


1 Thurs., 6pm ART: Imdgenes de Guate-
.. mal, 25 works by researcher/artist Roberto
Cabrera Padilla created between the 1970s & 80s
pointing out historic moments during the internal
armed conflict. Free. Museo de la Universidad de
San Carlos de Guatemala (MUSAC) 9a av. 9-79,
z. 1 (tel: 2232-7666), Guatemala City.


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Tuesday and Saturdays, 8 to 10pm-Esta-
sis, Trio, Sal6n Latino & Tango. Q35.
Wednesday, 8-10pm
- Latino Jazz Trio.
entrance: Q25.
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you with some beautiful Latin folk music. Free.
Tuesday, 7:30pm Cesar, a home-grown
talent plays a mixture of Western and Latino
tunes. Free.
Wednesday, 7:30pm Open Mike," 1.. r...
by Juan-Jo and friends. A complimentary drink for
all performers. Free.
Thursday, 7:30pm Giiicho will astound
you with his guitar skills and improvisation of
Latino and pop classics.
Friday, 7:30pm Get in the groove with Ser-
gio playing great Reggae tracks.
Saturday, 7:30pm La Casa de Kello gets the
party going with a mixture of original music, La-
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& Choko, great improvised classics. Free.

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Wednesday 9pm-lam PARTY: Dance to
the music of the 80s at the hottest discotheque
in town. No cover.


8 Fri., 9pm Guatemalan
singer-songwriter Giovanni
lays, 1pm Ramiro plays Trova Cubana Passarelli with pianist Roberto
ig the Sunday Buffet. No cover. Estrada & saxophonist Gerson
Elizondo. Q40. Trovajazz (tel:
5201-7717) via 6, 3-55, z. 4,
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22, Fri., 23, Sat., & Sun., 24, 8:30pm The
famous Gypsy Festival of St. Maries de la Mer
(also at the Theatre El Chapiteau) no cover.
More info., tel: 7762-2056.
Monday the fabulous piano master Chris
Jarnach plays jazz and favorite tunes
Circus Bar Latin Ensemble plays boleros, salsa,
son cubano and other latin rhythms
Tuesday Nayno Flamenco, Rumba and
Latin Ensemble, Trova del Lago
Wednesday Nayno, Latin Ensemble
Thursday Nayno, Trova del lago
Friday Los Vagabundos, hot rhythms in
a fusion of rumba flamenco and Guatemalan
traditional elements
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17 Sun., 4pm Luis Gonzilez Arocha playing
Italian-French swing waltz. Guatemala City.

28 Thurs., 7pm -Jazz en Colores featuring bo-
leros jazz. Guatemala City.


Thursday, 6pm-
by Jacobo Nitsch.


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& Wed., 20th i'
Chris Jarnach and. .] c ,l-
ist Ezebella Youn: ...
Esposito, Panajacl..-I
Billie Holiday.
Q25 cover.


13, 8:30pm Jazz, Quartier Latin, with vo-
calist Isabelle Coutier. Q25 cover.









27, Wed., 8:30pm Jazz, Quartier Latin with
vocalist Isabelle Coutier, Flamenco guitar virtu-
oso Rene Zimzik & special guests. Q25 cover.

30, Sat., 8:30pm Grupo
Sotzil Theater presents Danza
de los Nahuales combining live
music, dance & theater featur-
ing Kaqchiquel actors from
Sololi replicating traditions
from ancient Mayan culture.
Q40 cover; free for students
from Panajachel. See www.
gruposotzil.org

15 Fri., 5:30pm Hoppin' John String Band
brings to life the history of American folk mu-
sic, also presenting workshops, in collaboration
with the U.S. Embassy & its Guatemalan part-
ners. Free. Universidad del Valle (UVG), Gua-
temala City. Info. & full schedule, including
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Gypsy Festival ofSt.
Maries de la Mer
(also at the Theatre
El Chapiteau) no
cover. More info.,
tel: 7762-2056.
Panajachel.

23Sat., l0am-12pm WORKSHOP:
Orchids, learn all about them. Plaza
Fontabella (tel: 6628-8600 Ext. 202005) 12
calle y 4a av., z. 10, Guatemala City.

2 Sat., 9am-4pm WORKSHOP: Basket
LMaking using natural fibers and natural
dyes, taught by indigenous Maya artisans. Indigo
Artes Textiles y Populares (tel: 7888-7487) inside
Centro Cultural La Azotea, LaAntigua.
2 Sat., 4pm THEATER: Ajchowen by
jGrupo Sotzil, representing and honor-
ing the Mayan Kaqchiquel culture. Centro de
Formaci6n de la Cooperaci6n Espanola (tel:
7832-1276) 6a av. norte between 3a & 4a calle,
LaAntigua.
2 Sat., 7pm PHOTOGRAPHY &
230OPENING NIGHT TALK: La Gente
Kuna Sovereign I of Coastal Panamd
featuring photographs by Victoria Stone, slide-
show and talk about the Kuna People, their
way of life and r'
their remarkable
success at main-
taining cultural
traditions and
political sover-
eignty. Proyecto
Cultural El Sitio
(tel: 7832-3037)
5a calle poniente
#15, LaAntigua.
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MUSICAL SHOW:
Show Business presents
Broadway Cats. Gran
Sala Efrain Recinos
Teatro Nacional
Miguel Angel Asturias
(info tel: 2332-4041)
24 calle 3-81, z. 1, Guatemala City.
2'Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK:
26JTransitions, an organization based in
La Antigua providing outreach, medical sup-
port, and health education to disabled people
throughout Guatemala. They also operate a
manufacturing and training facility for custom-
ized wheelchairs for rough terrain in rural areas,
a clinic for prosthetics and orthotics, a graphic
design and offset printing business and a spe-
cial education program. This talk will include
personal stories of Guatemalans with disabili-
ties and the challenges and successes of the or-
ganization. Donation Q25. Rainbow Cafe (tel:
7832-1919) 7a av. sur #8, LaAntigua.
SQThurs., 6:30pm (Spanish) WORK-
L8O SHOP: Taller de mitos y leyendas del
Popol Vuh, for children 8 to 13 years old, cel-
ebrating the National Day of the Popol Vuh.
Q15. Terrace 2nd level, Museo Popol Vuh (tel:
2338-7836) 6a calle final z. 10, Universidad
Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala City.
SThurs., 6:30pm-ART: Disfrutandowith
Ixchel del Traje Indigena Centro Cultural Uni-
versidad Francisco Marroquin (tel: 2361-8081) 6a
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licating traditions from
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the richness of the Mayan culture. Museo Ix-
chel del Traje Indigena Centro Cultural Univer-
sidad Francisco Marroquin (tel: 2361-8081) 6a
calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City.

30 Sat., 7pm MUSIC: 55-member
tNotre Dame Glee Club accompanied by
25 musicians from the Notre Dame Symphony
Orchestra. San Francisco el Grande Church,
between la av. sur & 7a calle oriented. Free. La
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ondays, 9:30am-1:30pm TEXTILES
WORKSHOP: Backstrap T learn
from an indigenous master weaver, class includes
loom prepared for weaving & instruction manual.
Indigo Artes Textiles y Populares (tel: 7888-7487)
inside Centro Cultural La Azotea, LaAntigua.
M ondays, 10:30am-12:30pm & 3pm-
5pm ART WORKSHOP: Art classes
for teenagers and adults, all levels. Teaching dif-
ferent techniques in oil, acrilic, watercolors, dry
pastel crayon and drawing. Galeria Rios (tel:
7882-4552) 4a calle oriented #41, local P, Casa
Convento Concepci6n, LaAntigua.
T uesdays, 6pm (English) SLIDE SHOW
Antigua: Behind the '\ I. Elizabeth Bell.
Q30 benefits educational programs. El Sitio, 5a
calle poniente #15, LaAntigua.
Fridays, 5pm & Saturdays, 8pm (Spanish)
I.THEATER: Bano de Damas, directed by Di-
ego Ramirez, produced by Guillermo Ramirez.
Q75. Teatro de Cimara Hugo Carrillo Teatro
Nacional Miguel Angel Asturias (tel: 4013-5089)
24 calle 3-81, z. 1, Guatemala City.
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By agreement of the International Council of Museums XII at its general meeting in Mos-
cow, Russia, the International Day of Museums is now celebrated all around the world on
May 18. Museums provide valuable cultural interchanges and enrichment, and every year
there are spectacular events and special expositions that highlight the originality of each
and every member of ICOM (Consejo Internacional de Museos). This month consider a
visit to one or more of the many museums in Guatemala. Below is a sampler listing.


GUATEMALA CITY
Artecentro Paiz: 7a av. 22-01, z. 1, Plaza Carlos
Merida del Banco de Guatemala, tel: 2429-6000
ext. 5248. www.fundacionpaiz.org.gt
Casa Flavio Herrera: 9a calle 8-54, z. 1,
tel: 2285-1014.
Museo Numismhtico de Guatemala: Calle Mariscal
7-46, z. 11, Colonia Mariscal, tel: 2473-0567.
Casa Mima: 8a av. 14-12, z. 1, tel: 2253-4020.
www.portalmuseosguatemala.net/m.casa.mima
Mapa en Relieve: Av. Simeon Cafas final, z. 2, Hip6-
dromo del Norte, tel: 2285-0330. www.muniguate.com
Museo Carlos F. Novella: 15 av. 18-01, z. 6, interior
Finca La Pedrera, tel: 2286-4100, ext. 6435.
www.cementosprogreso.com
Museo del Ejercito: 24 calle 3-81, z. 1, interior Centro
Cultural Miguel Angel Asturias, tel: 2253-5289.
Museo de Ciencia y Tecnologia: 2nd level Hiper Paiz
Puerta Parada Km. 16.5, carretera a El Salvador, tel:
2250-0219. www.funtec-guatemala.org
Museo de La Merced: 11 av. 4-49, z. 1, tel: 2230-1589.
Museo de Los Nifios: 5a calle 10-00, z. 13, tel:
2475-5076. www.museodelosninos.com.gt
Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena: 6a calle final, z. 10,
Campus UFM, tel: 2331-3634. www.museoixchel.org
Museo Miraflores: 7a calle 21-55, z. 11, tel: 2470-3415.
www.museomiraflores.org
Museo Nacional de Arqueologia y Etnologia:
6a calle and 7a av., z. 13, Salon #5, Finca La Aurora,
tel: 2475-4399. www.munae.gob.gt
Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno Carlos
Merida:Salon #6, Finca La Aurora, z. 13,
tel: 2472-0467.
Museo Nacional de Historia: 9a calle 9-70, z. 1,
tel: 2253-6149.
Museo Nacional de Historia Natural Jorge A.
Ibarra: 6a calle 7-30, z. 13, tel: 2472-0468.
Museo Popol Vuh: 6a calle final, z. 10, tel: 2338-7896.
www.popolvuh.ufm.edu
Museo Postal Filatelico: 7a av. 12-11, z. 1,
tel: 2332-3956.

SANTIAGO SACATEPEQUEZ
Museo Regional de Santiago Sacatepequez:
3a calle 4-00, z. 4, Santiago Sacatepequez.
www.santiaguerosenlinea.com


ELPETEN
Museo Regional del Sureste de Peten:
Barrio El Centro, Dolores, Peten, tel: 7820-5489.

BAJA VERAPAZ
Museo Regional El Trapiche: San Jeronimo,
Baja Verapaz, tel: 2435-0061.

ESCUINTLA
Museo Regional de Arqueologia Ruben Chevez
Van Dome: 4a av. and 5a calle, z. 1, Plaza Central,
La Democracia, tel: 7880-3650.

LA ANTIGUA GUATEMALA
Museo de Arte Guatemalteco Primitivo y
Contemporaneo: 4a calle oriented y 3a av. norte #10,
Interior Casa Antigua El Jaulon, tel: 7832-6634.
www.centrodeartepopular.com
Museo del Cafd: Centro Cultural La Azotea, Calle del
Cementerio final z. 3, Jocotenango, Sacatepequez,
tel: 7831-1120. www.centroazotea.org
Museo del Jade: 4a calle oriented #34, tel: 7832-3841.
www.jademaya.com
Museo de Capuchinas: Convento de Capuchinas,
2a av. & corner of 2a calle, tel: 4149-6598.
Museo del Libro Antiguo: Portal del Ayuntamiento
#6,tel:7832-5511.
Museo de Musica Maya Casa K6jom: Centro
Cultural La Azotea, Jocotenango, Sacatepequez,
tel: 7831-1486. www.kojom.org
Museo de Santiago de los Caballeros: Palacio
del Ayuntamiento, Plaza Central, tel: 7832-2868.
www.museosantiagodeloscaballeros.tk
Paseo de Los Museos: 3a calle oriented #28, tel:
7820-1220, ext. 581. www.casasantodomingo.com.gt
Museo Vical de Arte Precolombino y Vidrio Mod-
erno: Casa Santo Domingo, 3a calle oriented #28, tel:
7820-1220, ext. 580. www.grupovical.com/museo
CHIMALTENANGO
Kimatzim Jay Museo Local y Centro Educativo:
2a calle 5-17, z. 3 Barrio Patacabaj, Tecpin
Chimaltenango, tel:7840-3306.
RETALHULEU
Museo de Arqueologia y Etnologia HoracioAlejos
Le6n: 6a av. 5-68, z. 1, Central Park, tel: 7771-0557.





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a lot about each one. In my case familiarity
seems inverse to proximity. In my wife's case,
even close proximity does not guarantee fa-
miliarity. She would need a database just to
log them, and just knowing them all would
be a full-time career. Perhaps because families
are larger, and blood ties stronger, a nomen-
clature exists that is alien to outsiders.
I thought, for instance, that I was ac-
quiring a plethora of nieces (sobrinas) and
nephews (sobrinos) by marrying into the
Gonzilez-Boch clan. What I actually got
was a wealth of sobrinos politicos. I discov-
ered this one day when I introduced one of
my visiting "nieces" to another Panajachel
gringo, who since that time has had a jones
for the girl that has gone unreciprocated.
Later, she tactfully explained that she was
only my "political niece." My first reaction
was to wonder if she attended rallies, ran
voter registration drives or painted acro-
nyms on rocks. But the prosaic truth was
soon obvious: only by blood are you a real
or "nonpolitical" uncle.

There is also a special name for that
person who in the United States becomes
your partner when two couples play Mo-
nopoly. I refer here to what we must call the
"husband of my sister-in-law" or the "wife
of my brother-in-law." Hispanophones say
concuno and concuna, respectively. I really
like these words; with as many relatives as
I have in this category, it's nice to have a
single word for what are inelegant circum-
locutions in English. If I took a friend to
a Gonzilez-Boch family reunion, I would
grow hoarse from all the introductions
without these words.
I also like the way that great-grandpar-
ents are bisabuelos and great-grandchil-
dren, bisnietos. These, too, are single words
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replacing phrases. The English phrases are
not that long, but they are ambiguous. What
if your great-grandparents were not, well,
so great after all? On the other hand, if you
say you have great-grandparents, does this
mean that your grandparents' parents live
under the same roof with you, or that your
grandparents were great (i.e., they cheered
you at Little League and bought you Lego
sets for Christmas instead of clothes)? In
all, there are many reasons why we should
be bully for bisabuelo and bisnieto.
The same problem exists in English-
speaking countries with great-uncles and
great-aunts. Are they truly great folks, or do
they just happen to be your parents' uncles
and aunts? Down here, these are called tios
abuelos and tias abuelas. Not elegant terms,
maybe, but never ambiguous. If you think
about it, they can only mean one thing.

So, in the end, am I better off having a
gazillion in-laws or worse off? After 16 years,
I'm still not sure. Most of them are pretty
good houseguests and do not, like fish, stink
by day three. Yet very many of them come
to Pana (especially during Semana Santa)
where they get free lodging from me. Con-
versely, whenever I go to Guatemala City,
where many of them live, I can pop in unan-
nounced, as can the blood relations. On the
downside, I never know who, among the in-
laws, will pop up unannounced at our place.
One was a young salesman who had never
met my wife but who found in her someone
who could be even lower than he on the Am-
way pyramid.
The muchacho in question was one of
my 101 or so "first-cousins in-law." With so
many of these, I hope someone will coin a
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Comalapa Naive
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himself or a close relative. Conversations
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viewing their work. The art of Comalapa
is known for its naive paintings, which
feature native dress, focusing on the long,
colorfully striped shawls with tasseled ends
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Franklin D. Roosevelt's black Scottish ter-
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Museo de Arte Guatemalteco

Primitive Contemporaneo.


Interested in Guatemala's primitive art
and artists but unable to search out the
artists themselves? Try a one-block walk
up 4a calle from La Antigua's central park,
to the Museo de Arte Guatemalteco Primitivo
- Contempordneo. With May 18 designated
as the Day of Museums by the International
Council of Museums, there can be no better
time to discover this easily accessible collec-
tion of Guatemala's primitive art.
The museo is housed in the Centro deArte
Popular in La Casa Antigua Eljauldn, a 16th
century building which, with the adjacent
building, is believed to have been owned by
Leonor, the daughter of the conquistador Pe-
dro Alvarado. Severe damage to the building
occurred during the earthquake of 1976, and
the subsequent restoration was completed in
accordance with the guidelines for historical
preservation of the Consejo Nacionalpara la
Proteccidn de Antigua Guatemala.
Marilda Garcia de Cruz, a career diplo-
mat who founded the museum in 2007, has
a 20-year history of working with primitive
artists, and, in some cases, works with the
sons or brothers of the artist she originally
knew, relationships which she says are now
personal as well as professional. Ms. Garcia,


text and photos by Dianne Carofino
the museum director, relates that descen-
dants of two important ethnic Mayan
groups are the primary primitive artists of
Guatemala today: from the Comalapa area,
Kaqchiquel descendents; and from the Ati-
tlin area, particularly Sololi, descendents
of the Tz'utujil.
What are the characteristics of a primi-
tive painting? As Ms. Garcia explains, the
painting is usually completed in oil on can-
vas. The work is that of a self-taught artist,
often using primary colors, without the use
of perspective or a sophisticated use of the
combination of shadows and light. The hu-
man figure is often not accurately propor-
tioned. Scenes most often portray the ac-
tual life of the artist, either everyday scenes
or festivities and religious ceremonies. In
addition, scenes from the past, as imagined
by the artist, who has been told of these
events by older members of his family, are
often depicted.
Ms. Garcia has found that Comalapa art-
ists most often paint traditional dances and
religious ceremonies, as well as scenes de-
picting daily living and family life, including
traditional medicine. In addition, Comalapa
artists often depict scenic ...contnued on next page


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landscapes from the highlands. Solold art-
ists, she has found, often paint agricultural
scenes, such as the picking of coffee or cot-
ton, as well as scenes depicting their tradi-
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began painting in Comalapa in the 1930s.
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of the families Sim6n, Pernn and Bal, Ms.
Garcia explains. In Sololi, Rafael Gonzales,
who worked in the late 1940s and 1950s, is
thought of as the first primitive painter of
that area. Second and third generations of
artists continue to work in that area.
Exhibits in the museum's one large room
are divided into 12 areas reflecting themes
in primitive art. Ms. Garcia is a knowledge-
able guide as she interprets the museum col-
lections, both paintings and other artifacts,
such as wood carvings, an 80-year-old dance
costume from San Miguel Totonicapin, and
several representations of Maxim6n, a pagan
deity of the indigenous.
Mzisica is the first theme represented by
the museum's collection, and Ms. Garcia
points out three types of indigenous dances
depicted in displayed paintings. First de-
picted are the pre-colonial dances, which
could be interpreted as almost prayer-like,
asking, for example, for a successful hunt or
rain. A second type, colonial dances, relates
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to the Mayan assimilation of the Spanish
beliefs, and the dances end as the Mayan
dancers accept the Spanish beliefs. A third
category reflects the dances brought by the
Spaniards to the New World, which were,
and are, simply imitated by the Mayas.
Family Life/ Trades and Art Crafts, an-
other theme area, reflects a host of customs,
some related to matrimony. Paintings re-
flect the expression of a young man's pro-
fessed interest in a young lady by his pull-
ing on the end of her rebozo, the long shawl
which she wears over her shoulder. Another
painting reflects the gifts given by the
young man to his intended's family. Still
other paintings reflect the actual wedding
ceremony and fiesta afterward.
Indigenous Faces, another theme reflected
by primitive artists, is most often represent-
ed by the faces of older people. These are fre-
quently painted by the Tz'utujil, according
to Ms. Garcia, and reflect the great respect
the indigenous groups feel for the elderly.
Other theme areas in the museum in-
clude religious organizations, medicine and
dentistry, and agriculture.
The museum is organized in such a
way that visitors can spend as much or as
little time as they have available and delve
as deeply or as superficially as their inter-
ests dictate. There is no entrance fee, and
guided tours in Spanish, French or basic
English are available for the asking. Self-
guided walks through the museum are also
possible, as written information is available
in Spanish and English.
The museum's mission, according to Ms.
Garcia, is "to give to our national and in-
ternational visitors an appreciation for the
customs, traditions and way of living of the
Mayan descendents in our indigenous com-
munities." As the tour of the museum exhib-
its ends, this visitor leaves feeling that the
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and father, Vicente Curruchiche, also an ac-
claimed artist.
Maria Curruchiche has one of her own
paintings, Navidad, delightfully demon-
strating the Christmas customs and dress
of Comalapa, featured as the December
painting of the Arte Maya 2009 calen-
dar. The calendar may be purchased at the
family home and in many shops featuring
Guatemalan artisans. A visit to the Cur-
ruchiche home should definitely include a
visit to the upstairs gallery, which includes
textiles woven by Dofia Isabel Vda. de Cur-
ruchiche, Maria Elena's mother, which are
for sale. Textiles include huipiles, or tradi-
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Down the street and around the corner
is the home and gallery of Oscar Peren,
perhaps best known for his humorous
painting of the interior of a "chicken bus,"
which has become a well-known poster.
Even a casual conversation with Oscar
demonstrates his abilities as a story teller,
verbally as well as in his artistic work. Pull-
ing out a photo album of previous paint-
ings, he points to one. "This is me when I
was 12 years old," he says of a painting of
a barefoot boy peeking in a doorway of a
room where Andres Curruchiche is paint-
ing. "I saw Sr. Curruchiche painting when
I was 12 years old, and I knew I could
do that, too. I'm barefoot in the painting
because I didn't have a pair of shoes until
I was 15, and I didn't sell my first painting
until I was 20, but on this day I knew I
could do it. I was so excited when I real-
ized that, I didn't hear a thing the teacher
said that day."
"This is Comalapa the day before the
(1976) earthquake," Sr. Peren comments,
as he continues to show his visitors around
his gallery. "Everything is in order. This
is Comalapa the next day," he says of the
following painting. On around the gallery
goes the explanation, illuminating even
further the story that each painting tells.
Back along the main street of town, the
visitor has only to ask to be directed to the
gallery of Feliciano Bal and his family. Sr.
Bal himself answers the door and gracious-
ly shows the visitor around the gallery, the
two front rooms of his home. The elder Sr.
Bal has for many years painted the chang-
ing landscape of Comalapa and its inhabit-
ants, from the time when the main street
coming into town was a dirt road.
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Up in northern latitudes, folks get and always the colorful climbers spilling over
so excited when the first crocus whitewashed walls. Children up north who
breaks through the snow or when a might need to search hard for sufficient blos-
scrawny poinsettia plant lasts past the holi- soms to fill a tiny May basket can gather huge
days. Our British gardening friends bubble armloads in fields here or buy more than they
with joy when they spot mayflowers, even can carry for a few quetzales.
if those simple flat blossoms are usually a You know the common joke that corn
month or two late. After consulting seed grows so fast in Iowa, or wheat in Kansas, or
catalogs all winter, Nordics nurse their lit- whatever in California, that all you have to
tle seedlings in flats indoors, waiting for the do is drop in a seed and stand back quickly
right moment to transplant and then hope before you get pushed aside. That's not quite
for no more frost. Gardeners up there work literally true in the Guatemalan Highlands,
so hard for a few months of blossoms. but it sure comes close. A slip from a friend's
Down in the tropics, folks chop away to geranium, a begonia cutting, a tiny fuschia
thin out greenery that would fetch fancy pric- sprout, seem to double and double again by
es in American or European nurseries. Ferns, the weekend. That baby key lime we planted
bromeliads, philodendron are so abundant a year ago is well over our heads already and
they block roads and driveways. Machetes are producing lots of fruit. The nazareno vine
used with surgical slashes to cut back plants with its deep purple flowers topped our wall
that homeowners in the northlands would in a few months and is draping itself nicely
pay big money to put in their steam-heated in both directions. Pink oleander is yards
living rooms. Gardeners must hack the stuff taller than the neighbor's walls, giving us a
out of the way to plant anything else. colorful treat.
Gardening in Guatemala's western moun- We work so hard back in colder climates
tains is perfect. Other than occasional wa- to nurse orchids along. It's amazing to see
tering between showers, the biggest work to the varied orchids that are abundant on so
gardening is deciding what color combina- many trees here. We're proud of our roses
tions to pick and put in a vase. Here in the back in the north, after pruning them at
Highlands, we have it not too cold and not the right time of year, drip-watering ever so
too hot but just right: Flowers all year, roses carefully, cutting off the hips just right to
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A la Iglesia Islimica Guatemalteca,

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