SAN DIEGO–The upcoming production of Jean Genet’s The Maids at the 10th Avenue Theatre will feature the original art of Hugo Navarro in the hallway walls directly outside of its Cabaret Theatre and in the Cabaret gallery from Sept 13 to Oct 6.
Hugo A Navarro, an international artist, was born in Santiago Chile and emigrated to US in 1977. He has lived in Connecticut, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Michigan and California. Here in California, he works with local artists’ projects and exhibitions. He has also participated in projects and exhibitions in Spain, Germany, Mexico, Argentina and Chile. He has a website at: www.hanavarro.org.
Navarro, is a self-taught artist and a creator of nature in its many aspects. As a creator, here are his inner responses to his latest work, titled “For All These Time.” These paintings were made in a jail cell at the new home of the 555 Nonprofit Gallery and Studios, located at the former Third Precinct of the Detroit Police Department in the South West Detroit, Michigan Welcome Center.
“Nature is my biggest inspiration. Mainly, I work with different formats with oils, acrylics on stretched canvas and on paper surfaces. On paper I use inks, charcoal, graphite, watercolor or any other element suitable to the piece. With oils my nature is to work on layers of colors, composition, texture and the definition of line.”
Along with this rare, free opportunity to view Navarro’s work, audiences will also have the chance to see a rarely staged play by Jean Genet, The Maids. The play will be produced by the semi-professional theatre company, Talent to aMuse, at the 10th Avenue Theatre’s Cabaret Theatre starring Margaret Glaccum (Claire), Sandy Hotchkiss (Madame), and Carla Navarro (Solange).
Performances will take place September 13 to 15, 20 to 22, 27 to 29, and October 4 to 6. Curtain is at 8 p.m. except on Sundays which will start at 7 p.m.
Reservations can be made at (619) 940-6813 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre-purchased and reserved tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for seniors, military, and students. Tickets at the door cost $5 more.