Monday, December 18, 2017

Vicky Tesmer's One Person Exhibition at Luxor, Egypt Misr Cultural Center - November 23, 2017

Explaining "The Creation Series - Birth" to Upper Egypt Faculty of Art Dean
The Luxor Opening was quite different from the Cairo Opening.  It was filled with warmth and truly a town celebration and event.  Children in Pharonic dress danced to live music.  There were flowers and children, music and art.  What more does one need in life?

Opening Reception at Misr Cultural Center with dignitaries

Dean of Upper Egypt's Faculty of Art

School girls in Pharonic attire before opening the Exhibition with a beautiful dance

Vicky Tesmer with one of the dancers November 23rd at Misr Cultural Center, Luxor, Egypt

Explaining my artwork and its meaning to the attendees
Karnak Temple, Luxor - the mystical land of ancient Egypt; across the Nile River is the Valley of the Kings and the tombs of the pharaohs along with Nefertiti and Hatshepsut.  The Chicago School's archaeological school has been here since l922.
At sunrise we took a hot air balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings  overlooking the Nile River.  To see this ancient land from overhead was truly magnificent.  Time traveling through Egypt was every day and we were mesmerized by this land of our ancestor.

Ariel view of the Valley of the Kings in Luxor at sunrise.  The fertile land along the Nile abruptly turns into the desert .  At sunrise it is still cool and the colors are rich with pink and sand and muted corals.  

We headed through the Sahara desert making our way close to the Sudanese border to see Abu Simbel  -  a majestic  tomb built into the side of a mountain.  It's proportion is massive compared to human scale.  The interior with its carvings, hieroglyphs, and paintings are simply remarkable.  This was not a primitive culture.

Native man of Aswan and the Nubian Village

Abu Simbel

The Markets of Aswan

The girls of Egypt with my daughter, Meredith

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