About

Non-Profit Organization

Mission:

The mission of Asi Es Guatemala is to provide cross-cultural education through the arts.  Our work focuses on amplifying the rich cultures and diverse art from Guatemala through exhibitions, cross-cultural dialogue and interactive workshops.  We believe that it is possible for art educational programs to promote cross-cultural understanding, while affirming each individual's own artistic heritage. 

*** La mision de Asi Es Guatemala es proporcionar educacion intercultural a traves de las artes. Nuestro trabajo se enfoca en aplificar las ricas culturas y el diverso arte de Guatemala a traves de exhibiciones, dialogos interculturales y tallres interactivos. Creemos que es posible que los programas educativos de arte promuevan la comprension intercultural, altiempo que se afirma el patrimonio artistico propio de cada individuo.

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Vision:

Asi Es Guatemala fosters a community that promotes educational experiences and conversation around Guatemalan art and culture. By drawing from Guatemala’s historical, arts and cultural context, we strive to inspire greater understanding, appreciation and participation in art from outside of an individual’s community.

*** Así Es Guatemala fomenta una comunidad que promueve experiencias educativas y conversaciones sobre el arte y la cultura guatemaltecos. Al extraer del context historico, artistico y cultural de Guatemala, nos esforzamos por inspirer una mayor comprension, apreciacion y participacion en el arte desde fuera de la comunidad de un individuo.

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Values:

In order to integrate Guatemalan arts and culture into the public experience, we value: supporting artistic work & cultural expression; promoting diverse, cross-cultural dialogue; advocating for & investing in Guatemalan artists; developing authentic partnerships with public & private sector institutions; remaining a learning organization.

***Para integrar el arte y la cultura guatemalteca en una experiencia publica valoramos: Apoyar el trabajo artístico y la expresión cultural; Promover un diálogo intercultural diversa; Abogando por e invirtiendo en artistas guatemaltecos; Desarrollar asociaciones auténticas con instituciones del sector público y privado; Permanecer como una organización de aprendizaje.

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Eddie Reyes, Assoc. AIA

Founder and Director  

Personal Interest in Guatemalan the Art/ Culture, Photography and Education

My connection with Guatemala is and always will be opportunity to promote the culture in which I grew up, history was always one of my favorite classes and read and learn about the history of Guatemala, its customs, traditions, origins, the Mayas and all the different things that make Guatemala unique in the world this is the motivation to show it, photography has always been the best distraction I have and I share with my family all the time, Education is an issue that as an immigrant is berry important and without a doubt  the key to success in US, assimilated the best of where we live, but without forgetting where we came from, my commitment with my community and the Guatemalans living in the United States is one of the reasons that makes me work and serve as an example because you can achieve what you want if you work hard.

Education: ASS in Architecture from Delgado Community College in New Orleans LA, with studies at Boston Architecture College and Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston Ma. 

 

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