Presentation: “GUATEMALA ART”
Artist: Rev. Jim Goldsmith
Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Place: Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Community Church - Friedt Family Fellowship Hall
4433 Bougainvillea Drive, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL. (enter from playground
at rear of church).
Information: Lee Tatem, Program Co-Chair (954-523-0443), or
Marion Elizondo, Secretary (954-785-7408), <firstname.lastname@example.org>
There is little doubt that our friends to the south of us in Guatemala have embraced art as part of their culture. Not only is the country a very colorful country with many designs in fabric, ceramics and architecture, but the people themselves are very colorful in their culture. A high degree of influence still remains from the height of the Mayan civilization. In some of the smaller villages the Kaqchikel language is the only language spoken by native Mayans. Through our presentation I hope to bring to light a little of their culture and the daily struggles encountered by present day native Guatemalans.
Rev. Jim Goldsmith, Pastor of the Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Community Church, was born and raised in Atlantic City, NJ, and has been photographing his surroundings since he was 14 years of age. Rev. Goldsmith graduated from the University of South Florida with a Fine Arts Degree in Theater Design. His emphasis in photography is to capture the subject matter and concentrate on the composition and emotion coming from it. He is aided by his creative abilities and his passion for traveling around the world, which has supplied him with inexhaustible opportunities. He really gets excited when he is able to capture a moment in time which might never repeat itself. These are his “O wow!” pictures.