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Nelson Mandela

Maribel Acosta (Director)

Education:

 -Fine Arts School "Escuela de Artes 20 de octubre". Havana, Cuba, 1981-1984

-Academy of Fine Arts "Academia San Alejandro". Havana, Cuba, 1984-1988.

Degree: Professor of  Drawing and Printmaking

-Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA). Specialization in School of Theatre Arts  : Actress and Theater Director. Havana, Cuba, 1988-1990

-Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE). School of Psychology. Specialization: Clinical Psychology. Quito, Ecuador, 1993-1996

-Science of Education. University of Loja. Quito-Ecuador 2008-2009

Awards, Training and Experience:

 2014-2016

-Flowers vendor (Character) The Footlight Players Season of  "A Streetcar named Desire" January-February 2016

-Presenter and producer in Radio Show for Hispanic radio station in North Charleston.

-Collaborator and writer in Multicultural Bilingual Magazine "La Isla"(Publication in the Lowcountry of South Carolina)

-Founder and director of Hispanic Theater Group “Art Pot”

-Professor of theater in workshops for hispanics in North Charleston.

-Solo Exhibition / February 2014 (Saul Alexander Gallery, Charleston, SC)

-Concurrent Solo Exhibition / May and June 2014 (North Charleston City Hall)

-Visionary Award 2014 given by SC Hispanic Chamber  to recognize extraordinary leaders in the Hispanic community whose lives are devoted to making sure those that do not normally have a voice can have a say in the decisions that affect their lives. (Greenville, SC)

-Women of the Year 2015 given by HSPFSC and representatives of the spanish press in SC

2013

-Solo Exhibition / September-October 2013 (827 Gallery. West Ashley)

2009

-Consultor in "Creative Bridge". New Jersey (2009-2010)

-Professor of Theatre (section Middle School and High School) Experimental School "Albert Einstein" (2004-2009)

-Directing, Staging, Playwriting, Costume Design and Set Design of:

“The Wizard of Oz"

 "History of Chanukah"

 "La Ventana"

 "Oh Limbo"

2008

-Directing, Staging, Playwriting, Costume Design and Set Design of:

 "Once upon a time a King". High School students of  Experimental School "Albert Einstein". (1st prize in Intercollegiate Festival organized by the JAI Theatre) .

-Graphic Design CD "As I got" Jazz

2007

-Participation in the Third International Meeting of Teachers and Schools of Theatre. Faculty of Arts at the Central University of Ecuador. Attendance at the workshops:

"Theatre Games for Initiation Art" taught by Professor Manuel Guerrero (Peru),

"The dramatic play for children" taught by Professor Ruben Herrera (Mexico).

-Attendance at the workshop "Film's script",  by the Argentine filmmaker Eliseo Subiela organized by the Foundation "Octahedron".

- Directing, Staging, Playwriting, Costume Design and Set Design of: "Don Quixote" (Mounting conducted with High School students of Experimental School "Albert Einstein". 2nd Prize in the Intercollegiate Festival) organized by the JAI Theatre .

-Directing, Staging, Playwriting, Costume Design and Set Design in Mountings conducted with Middle School students of Experimental School "Albert Einstein" presented in "Tales Festival" JAI Theatre :

 "The Toy Store"

- "Doctor Me Di Cin"

- "Pots and Robbers"

- "Adventure front of the TV"

- "The mystery of the color balls"

2006

-Attendance at the workshop "Preparation and Management of Audiovisual Media" given at the Foundation "Octahedron". Quito.

-Staging of the play "Color Adventure" (Mounting conducted with students from Pre Kindergarten and 1st grade. Experimental School "Albert Einstein")

- Directing, Staging, Playwriting, Costume Design and Set Design of:

"Octopus Garden" High School students of Experimental School "Albert Einstein"

Presentation at the JAI Theatre.

Presentation in the Theatre "San Gabriel"

-Directing, Staging, Playwriting, Costume Design and Set Design in Mountings conducted with Middle School students of Experimental School "Albert Einstein"

-The House of Bernarda Alba" (2nd Prize at the Festival Festival organized by the College "San Gabriel")

 "The Shoemaker's Prodigious". Presentation in JAI Theatre

-Staging, playwriting, directing and acting with puppets in Experimental School "Albert Einstein" : "The sparrow did not want to go to school"

-Attendance at the workshop Introductory Seminar on Primary Education Program (PEP) issued by the International Baccalaureate responsible for Latin America Gabriela Bevenuti.

2005

-Directing, Staging, Playwriting, Costume Design and Set Design of:

 "Fiddler on the Roof" with students from High School . Experimental School "Albert Einstein"

1st Prize Best Director and awards to 4 players at the Festival organized by the College "San Francisco de Quito"

3rd Prize in Staging Award in Festival organized by the college "San Gabriel"

Presentation at the College Miguel de Cervantes

Presentation at the headquarters of the Jewish community of Ecuador.

Presentation at the opening of the JAI Theatre.

-Directing, Staging, Playwriting, Costume Design and Set Design of: 

"Pinky" (with students from High School of the Experimental School "Albert Einstein"

Presentation at the Theatre Hall of the College).

Pinocchio" (with students from preschool section of the Experimental School "Albert Einstein")

Costume Design and Set Design Staging of "The ugly duckling" by the school "International Lyceum", Quito.

2004

-Directing, Staging, Playwriting, Costume Design, Set Design and acting with puppets in Experimental School "Albert Einstein": "The dog who could not bark"

2003

-Professor of Art (section Elementary, Middle School and High School)) "Columbus Educational Unit"

-Graphic Design Poster "Sabian Ecuador Sponsorship Gino Castillo"

-Graphic Design Poster "Pearl Auspico Ecuador to Cruks at Karnak."

-Graphic Design CD "Live Oscarito Valdes Afro-Jazz

-Graphic Design CD "Holy Word Gc and POP"

2002

-Professor of Art (Elementary Section) "Glenn Doman Institute"

-Professor of Theatre Workshop. Conservatory "Mozarte", Quito.

-Graphic Design Promotional Poster restaurant "Tequila House"

-Personal exhibition within the "No-Salon of Contemporary Art and Descontemporáneo". Quito

2001

-Professor of Art and Drama Theater (section Middle School and High School) in "Henri Becquerel"

-Attendance at the Research Workshop Theatre directed by Toni Cots (Danish director) organized by the organization Skylight, Quito.

-Design, illustration and layout Magazine "Three Manuelas" sponsored by the European Union and the Municipality of Quito.

-Research and writing of article "Art, a socially-recognized career in Ecuador" for magazine "Eye Water".

-Research and writing  of article "Two women (Tungurahua and Cotopaxi)" for the magazine "Eye Water"

-Graphic Design CD "Symphony in jazzz 2001" Quito.

-Logo design and stationery company "Trateggio" Conservation and Restoration of Art and Monuments.

-Poster-Design "Concert of Jazz, Blues, Latin Jazz". La Creperie, Quito.

-Owner "Dragonfly Café Art Center"

1999-2000

-Professor of Art and Basics Design. Experimental College "Albert Einstein" (Seccion Elementary and Middle School)

1999

- Layout brochures "Mazda Customer Communication" Maresa, Quito.

- Design of promotional posters for restaurant "San Antonio de Cabeza"

1998

-Attendance to the workshop "The actor and his body" issued by the Group Malayerba, Quito.

-Performance in the "The night he lost the gun," presented by the workshop participants Malayerba theater group, Quito.

1997

-Co protagonist role in the TV series "Archivo Secreto" Telamazonas ", Quito.

1996

-Assistance in pre-production film "Sueños en la Mitad del Mundo", Quito.

1995

Collective Exhibition of Prints "Architects Association Quito"

-TV-Commercial Voiceovers Chamomile Shampoo "Para mi Bebe” Andina news agency BBDO, Quito.

-Folding design "Paving Jama" Andina BBDO, Quito.

-Design logo "Coaxial, Telecom and Services." Andina news agency BBDO, Quito.

1994

-Diploma of appreciation for the participation in the exhibition of small format Engraving in Chamaliers, France (“by the contribution to the art of our times”): “Parchemin LAssociation Musee d'Honneur de l'Art Contemporain in the Mondiale d'Estampes Triennnale petit format". Chamaliers, France pour la contribution au rayonnement d'lart de notre temps”.

-Attendance at the workshop on "Playwriting for Actors and Directors in the Creative Process", issued in the city of Quito by the theater director Carlos Diaz Alfonso.

-Protagonist role in the Children's Theatre play "A Star is Born." Group "Contraelviento Theather Group". Cultural Center "The Beheaded", Quito.

1993

-Owner and Professor of Art at the Cultural Center "Los decapitados"

-Protagonist role in the Theatre play "The litle Prince", assembly of the group "La Espada de Madera" Presentation in the room "Demetrio Aguilera Malta", Ecuadorian Culture House and the Phoenix Theater, Quito.

-Logo design and stationery "Equinox Group", Quito.

1992

-Member of the Theatre Group "La espada de Madera".

1991

-Member of the  “Association Engraving of Ecuador”

-Collective Exhibition in “Posada de las Artes  Kigman"

-Attendance to the workshop "Directing Actors for Film and TV" issued by the German director, Richard Blank, sponsored by the Goethe Institute in Munich, Bavaria Radio and TV, and Asocine Humboldt Association, Quito.

-Participation as a script, in the practice of filming the short film "The last break" with the direction of German director, Richard Blank, Quito.

-Protagonist role in the TV series "Dejemonos de Vainas" Ecuavisa, Quito.

-Secundary role in the TV series "La Vidente" Ecuavisa, Quito.

-Production Assistant in the filming short "Yo si que no tengo a nadie", winner of 2nd Prize in Fiction Video Contest organized by Asocine, Quito

1990

-Participation in the Workshop Theatre given by the Italian Theater Director Eugenio Barba, Instituto Superior de Arte, Havana, Cuba.

-Art Direction (scenic assistance) in the short film "Los Blues del Estreñido", 16 mm, 20 minutes. Address: Diego Falconi (Ecuador). International Film School "San Antonio de los Baños", Cuba.

-Art Direction (scenic assistance) in Short Fiction "Viernes Santo", 16 mm, 25 minutes. Address: Stella Malagon (Colombia). International Film School "San Antonio de los Baños", Cuba.

-Garment (attendance) in Short Fiction, "Do you  want..." 35 mm, 15 minutes. Address: Manuel Rodriguez (Cuba). International Film School "San Antonio de los Baños", Cuba.

-Protagonist role in short fiction film "El irremediable negocio de soñar", 16 mm, 15 minutes. Address: Hispano Duron (Honduras). International Film School "San Antonio de los Baños", Cuba.

-Attendance to the workshop "The dramatic text and the actor" dictated by researcher Cesar linguistic and theatrical Pavis, Instituto Superior de Arte, Havana, Cuba.

1988-1990

-Member of the Group Theater of the Casa de la Cultura de Plaza led by Adolfo Villazuza and Jorge Ferrera:

Plays:

"Snow White, a princess for seven large right" (co-Protagonist)

"Bodas de Sangre" (Secondary)

"The Hotelito" (Protagonist)

"Story of a horse that fed gardens" (Monologue)

"The Martian" (Protagonist)

Set Design of works:

"Desire Under the Elms" and "Sailboat"

1988


-Collective Exhibition "The Hole". Gallery Havana, Cuba.

-Prize management of soundtrack, the play "Desire Under the Elms." Encounter Theatre 1988, Havana, Cuba.

1987

-Attendance at the workshop Graphic Expression taught by Ripzard Krzwka. Instituto Superior de Arte. Cuba.

-Attendance at the workshop Technical intaglio taught by Eugenio Tellez. Taller Experimental de Grafica in Havana, Cuba.

1986

-Participation in the International Encounter of Engraving. Cuba.

-Participation in the Second International Meeting of screen printers. -Attendance at the workshop Experimental Art Screen Printing "René Portocarrero." Cuba.

1985

-Protagonist in the play "Erase una vez un rey" presented at the Theatre "Mella" under the direction of René Losada, and the collaboration of Eduardo Vergara, Vicente Revuelta and Gaspar Gonzalez. Havana, Cuba.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”

La educación es el arma más poderosa que puedes usar para cambiar el mundo 


Art Pot (Olla de Arte) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is expanding, and finally have a permanent home (Multicultural Center) which will not only serve as the home but will also be the office/headquarters for Hispanic Community Services, without restriction to serve all communities.

The Multicultural Center will provide a unique and meaningful arts programming for all children and adults, to educate children and parents through the arts, and to build a lifelong audience for the arts. We plan to offer a dynamic and constantly-evolving program. Although we will incorporate all of the fine arts into our programs, our focus is on theater. Most activities will be open and enjoyed with a free charge. The Center will be staffed by artists and community members, and all structured activities will be led by master artist, teachers, counselors and volunteers. Art Pot educates through Art in a search for a better community coexistence for all where different groups of race, nationality and language are integrated through art and its diverse manifestations.

The growing intolerance of foreign-born communities creates vulnerable groups of individuals often living in the shadows, misunderstood, and/or subject to discrimination and violence. Up till now, the immigrant community has by in large, stuck to congregating within their own communities and have not created cross-cultural partnerships that will mutually benefit and empower the immigrant community as a whole.

Immigrants Latinos account for large and growing shares of the economy and population in the state of South Carolina. Latinos entrepreneurs and consumers add billions of dollars and tens of jobs to South Carolina’s economy and are integral to South Carolina’s economy as workers and taxpayers. Latinos will continue to drive the growth of the labor force, as they will account for 60 percent of the Nation’s population growth between 2005 and 2050. Many hispanics and/or hispanic descendants, are citizens, who also have the votes for our local leaders and the president of the nation. We need to develop our potencial, we need raise and resolve concerns, we need to create a positive impact in South Carolina, we need to show who we are. We are looking for a space where we can work on the hispanic community integration.

Art Pot Center would be the first Hispanic Multicultural Center in South Carolina.

Creativity is linked to all areas of human activity. Educating creativity is to educate for change and train people rich in originality, flexibility, future vision, initiative, confidence, lovers of risks and ready to face the obstacles and problems they are presented in their school life and everyday, as well to offer tools for innovation.
"Imagination is the source of all human achievement. Through creativity and talent we make diversity possible. Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves” Ken Robinson

La creatividad está ligada a todas las áreas de la actividad humana. Educar en la creatividad es educar para el cambio y formar a las personas ricas en originalidad, flexibilidad, visión futura, iniciativa, confianza, amantes de los riesgos y listos para enfrentar los obstáculos y problemas que se presentan en su vida escolar y cotidiana, además de ofrecer herramientas para innovación.
"La imaginación es la fuente de todo logro humano. A través de la creatividad y el talento hacemos posible la diversidad. La imaginación es la fuente de todas las formas de realización humana. Y creo que es la única cosa que estamos poniendo en peligro sistemáticamente en la forma en que educamos a nuestros hijos y a nosotros mismos” Ken Robinson

Thanks to FMA Free Music Archive for providing an interactive music library of high-quality, benefiting organizations and individuals in the educational and charitable area.

Frágiles y fuertes, como un barquito de papel...
navegando en la búsqueda de algo mejor,
porque todos tenemos algo bueno que dar
porque el arte es vida
y la vida es arte...
porque el arte importa

Fragile and strong,

like a little paper boat ...
sailing in search of something better,
because we all have something good to give
because art is life and life is art
because Arts matter

art pot - MULTICULTURAL GROUP


Non Profit Organization 501(c)(3) 

Organización sin fines de lucro