Toronto: Art gallery was opened in general consulate.

In the framework of the 75th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between Peru and Canada, the Art Gallery of Peru’s General Consulate located 67 Yonge Street, Suite 900, Toronto, was inaugurated almost a week ago. It shows photographs of Peruvian artists living in Ontario, Lilianne Schneider and Marta Franco, as well as part of a permanent collection of the most important Peruvian photographer of all time, Martín Chambi (1891 – 1973), considered the Pioneer of Peru’s portrait photograph, according to Peru’s Consul General in Toronto, Ana Cecilia Gervasi. An official statement from the Government reported that the event was attended by members of the International Consular Corps, among which the Consuls General of Brazil, Chile, Korea and Mexico, as well as representatives of Peruvian and Latin American community organizations, chambers of commerce, press and members of the Peruvian community. It is considered a space as a gallery to promote cultural richness, art and creativity of our Peruvian community abroad.

According to the Foreign Affairs Ministry, with this great initiative, Peru becomes a point of reference in the Latin American cultural life of Toronto because “This is a sample of the relevance that our consulates give to culture as the tool to promote a positive image of the Peruvian community in the society that receives them and to encourage tourism and knowledge of Peru abroad”, they commented on their social networks. That is why Ana Cecilia Gervasi called “The House of Peru” to the Consulate: “The idea is that the walls of ‘La CASA del Peru’ serve to show the work of Peruvian artists living in Ontario in various ways of working. They are welcome on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.” she stated

Finally, one of the award-winning and exhibiting artists, Liliane Schneider, appreciated the chance to show before the world’s eyes the Peru that she has in her heart, with photographs taken many years ago: “I am passionate about being able to bring people what I see in front of me and be able to transmit it on photographic paper. I hope that everyone can come to see this exhibition and here we are to serve them”, she concluded.

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