Inaugurated in Vera “Blue&Blue”, exhibition of contemporary art in the Mediterranean

Artists & Authorities


Mayor Vera, Felix Lopez, and the Councilor for Culture, Isabel de Haro, with Fernando Barrionuevo, director of MECA, have presented today in the Municipal Auditorium ‘Ciudad de Vera’ the cultural project Blue&Blue, a contemporary art initiative organized by the Veratense City Council in collaboration with MECA Mediterráneo Centro Artístico and in which workshops will be held, meetings and exhibitions with the participation of 31 artists.

Fernando Barrionuevo meant Blue&Blue as "a tribute to the blue of the sky, from the Mediterranean, to the freshness that this contrast supposes and it is a symbol to start a project in Vera that can be a cultural capital in the development and open meeting of artists from other places and with a more than contrasted prestige ". For his part, the Councillor for Culture, Isabel de Haro, expressed his gratitude to the invited artists and the MECA gallery "who have known how to see the jewel of Culture that is Vera and that this is the first of many other editions of Contemporary Art".

Felix López pointed out, Mayor Vera, “That this project is a luxury for Vera and for the entire Levante region of Almería. I agree with Fernando Barrionuevo in the blue that is often the maximum expression of nature, enviroment". Also expressed the Mayor of Vera, his desire for this artistic expression to have continuity and to seep into the residents of Vera and neighboring municipalities. He referred to young people by citing circular art in this impressive artistic manifestation. “Vera wants to contribute in this aspect what she does best: work for and for Culture, in such a way that next year Vera will be a City of Culture ", concluded.

Blue&Blue. Contemporary art in Vera, Cultural city, it is conceived as an energy project, as a driving force for the generation of solid strategies in which the attraction between the different communities that make up the town and the participating artists is established as a constant in the different programs that are part of this project and that will be developed during the months of May and June 2017, also understanding Blue&Blue, as my own, identity and with the very essence of the area.

With this project, participation in creative processes, In the different activities that are generated and in the meetings and direct actions, it will be done jointly among the resident population, visitors and creators.

In the contemporary era interpersonal connectivity, the relationship between the traditional and the current, the sustainable development of the conceptual contents is considered as something normalized, this being the reality that artists have constantly applied in the development of their professional careers.

When less inhabited areas host professional artists' groups, They invest all their efforts with enormous generosity in a way that helps these regions to revitalize their economy, turning them into points of reference for people from different geographical locations., National and international, attracted by the contemporary artistic-cultural activity that takes place there.

In this sense Blue&Blue, It has to be understood as a process in which the artists who intervene will offer new creative visions with collective coexistence as the main axis.

Blue&Blue. Contemporary Art is a meeting of cultures and value, revitalization and modernization of heritage wealth, cultural and social area, as well as a meeting point and relationships between different institutions and their representatives.





Friday. 19 May. From 09 a 20 h and Saturday. 20 May. From 10 a 13.30 h



6 professional artists of recognized prestige, They will make their own plastic works in large format live and under the gaze of society that will be able to attend these actions in different spaces of the Ciudad de Vera Auditorium with the aim of providing intangible heritage value both to the space and to the environment and therefore to the own works made by artists. The children, young people and society in general will be able to hold micro-meetings of communication with them.


Yolanda Leave. Eduardo Martin del Pozo. Fernando Banos. Pedro Castrortega. Tomás Cordero and Fernando Barrionuevo.

From 1 June to 7 July.



Participating in this exhibition 31 artists in the disciplines of painting, photograph, sculpture, installation and digital art.


Angel García Roldán. Antonio de Diego Arias. Antonio Jesus Garcia. Asuncion Lozano. Belén Mazuecos. Carmen Guardia. Carmen Sicre. Eduardo Martin del Pozo. Ernesto Pedalino. Fernando Banos. Fernando Barrionuevo. Francisco Alarcon. Francisco Uceda. Jesus Campra. Jose Francisco Martin Pastor. Juan Morante. Karlos Kaplan. Manuel Vazquez Dominguez. Mar Garrido. Mariló Entrambasaguas. Mercedes Lirola. Ming Yi Chou. Pablo Fernandez Pujol. Pablo Foruria. Paco Lagares. Paco Lara Barranco. Pedro Cuadra Gonzalez. Pedro osakar. Thomas lamb. Toña Gómez and Yolanda Relinque.

Opening: 1 June at 20.30 h

Thursday 15 June. From 11 a 19 h



Imparts: Fernando Barrionuevo

During a day there will be an outdoor painting workshop that under the concept of collaborative work, A working group made up of children and young people and led by Fernando Barrionuevo will produce different plastic pieces that will be combined with different creative objects of an ephemeral nature. During the elaboration of the pieces the artist will intervene directly in the development of each one of them, prior to a reflection on the creative processes that the participants apply to it.


Imparts: Rosa Muñoz Bustamante

The workshop is proposed as a sensory journey to maximize the 5 senses: vista, ear, smell, taste and touch during the tour of the botanical garden and in confluence with the painting workshop. During the conference, different work sessions will be established in which each of them will be experienced on each of the senses.The student will discover a new creative experience through the maximization of their senses. The objective of this workshop is to promote the capacity for perception and creativity, with the student taking the lead. The scheduled activities will make the student take an active part during the workshop, being the teacher, a guide to discover your personal sensations. It is about maximizing experimentation with the senses through contemporary plastic expressions.

Friday, 7 July. 20 h



In the closing ceremony, the works of the students resulting from the painting workshop will be exhibited at the Water Museum. The Vera City Council will officially deliver the participatory diplomas in the different Blue programs&Blue, all of this enlivened with video projections and live DJ performances.


Vera Town Hall


MECA Mediterranean Artistic Center


Fernando Barrionuevo


Rosa Muñoz Bustamante

Photography: Felix Lopez, Mayor Vera, together with the Councilors for Culture and Youth, the artists Yolanda Relinque, Eduardo Martin del Pozo, Fernando Banos, Pedro Castrortega, Thomas lamb, Fernando Barrionuevo and Rosa Muñoz