San José del Cabo Unveils City Letters
San José del Cabo, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, México.
On Thursday, November 7, 2019, The City of San José del Cabo unveiled gigantic colorful iconic letters of San José del Cabo directly in front of the Mission San Jose Catholic Church, that was first founded and built in April, 1730 by Spanish Jesuit Friar Nicolas Tamaral. The vibrant, multi-colored letters painted by artist Iván Guadarrama are the donated work of his brilliant and creative free time.
Ivan masterfully creates unique interactive art pieces as well as religious-inspired pieces. At Ivan’s Gallery in the San Jose del Cabo Art District, the walls are filled with positive messages, bible verses and angelic imagery. At just 31 years of age, Ivan is a creative local presence who was introduced to airbrush painting in high school, then developed his artistic skills while studying at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.
Some time after graduating, Ivan created what he calls “Live Texture,” in which he combines oil, acrylic paint, marble powder and resins to enhance the material characteristic of his work.
”Without a doubt Iván is a great painter and sculptor, with very innovative techniques, especially his visual style,” said Art aficionado and retired school teacher, Elizabeth Cordova Hernandez. ” The San Jose del Cabo Letters is testament to his great talent. They look beautiful.” Mayor Armida Catsro was present during the unveiling ceremonies are were many Los Cabos municipal dignitaries, business leaders and local residents. The Letters were placed in the city’s prominent tourist attraction area of the San Jose del Cabo Central Plaza for all to see and enjoy.
By Fernando Rodriguez