Encuentro de Culturas 2015

Encuentro de Culturas 2015

On March 11, 2015, Musical Bridges Around the World (MBAW) traveled to Puerto Rico for Encuentro de Culturas 2015. The idea to create the festival was spearheaded by native Puerto Rican and MBAW Board Member, Dr. Awilda Ramos. About a year ago, Dr. Ramos sat down with Artistic Director, Dr. Anya Grokhovski with a dream of creating a cultural exchange festival with Puerto Rico and together, they made it a reality. Led by Dr. Ramos and Dr. Grokhovski, MBAW’s support team consisted of staff members Executive Assistant Diana Tatu and Vanessa Sanchez along with contractors James Sanders and Clemence Le Saux. Dr. Grokhovski created a spectacular...

Artist Bios

Artist Bios

My work is an attempt to communicate how I observe, think and feel through my personal perception of beauty. I’m fascinated by the relationships between lines and surfaces, the intersections of seemingly disparate forms, and the way light transforms them all. The individual shapes, materials and textures used in my abstract sculptures should be familiar to the viewer, yet I’ve arranged them in ways that are uniquely my own. A common theme in my work is the dueling effects of fluidity and points of tension — a combination that I believe produces the greatest interest and strongest overall sense of movement in abstract forms. Because I...