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CHETUMAL AND CANCUN UPDATE

(Duration: 5:08 minutes)

In February 2007, impressionist painter Antoine Gaber held the first International “Passion for Life” Group Art Exhibition in Mexico, launched at the “Museo de la Cultura Maya” in the City of Chetumal, State of Quintana Roo, Mexico. “Passion for Life” Group Art Exhibition was held under the Patronage of several important Mexican Government Officials, Museum curators, Art Critics, and generous event Sponsors (Fundación Oasis, Hotel Sens, in Cancun and Livingston Travel, Europe) which contributed to the great success of Gaber’s Passion for Life Program.

Antoine Gaber’s Passion for Life Program was held under the Patronage of several important Mexican Government Officials, Museum curators, Art Critics, and generous event Sponsors

During his visit in the State of Quintana Roo, impressionist painter Antoine Gaber had the opportunity to meet with several of the Government Officials and Sponsors supporting his “Passion for Life” Program.

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Over 14 artists from 8 different Countries ( America, Europe, Asia), participated to the “Passion for Life” program, and exhibited 52 pieces of art at the Museo de la Cultura Maya in Chetumal, Mexico.

Antoine Gaber’s Passion for Life first art exhibition at the Museum in Chetumal has been recognized as an important opportunity for the participating artists to promote their art, but as well, for the Mexican public, as an important opportunity to foster cultural exchange of high International caliber.

Impressionist painter, Antoine Gaber during his visit and Exhibition at the Museo de la Cultura Maya in Chetumal, Mexico.

The official Passion for Life International Art Exhibition opening at the Museum started with an introductory speech to the public and media, followed by the official ribbon cutting Ceremony in the presence of important Mexican Government officials, art critics, some of the attending artists with impressionist painter Antoine Gaber also founder of the Passion for Life Program.

Impressionist painter Antoine Gaber during the official Passion for Life Art Exhibition opening and Ribbon cutting Ceremony held at the Museo de la Cultura Maya in Chetumal.

Parallel Passion for life program activities during the art exhibition at the Museum, also comprised of a series of scientific conferences presented by impressionist artist painter and cancer researcher Antoine Gaber, at several important Universities and Museum located in the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico.

The two main objectives of Antoine Gaber’s scientific conferences was to first increase health education through awareness about cancer and most importantly early prevention and diagnostic to the younger generation, in the hope of seeding a positive outcome in the future. The second objective of these presentations was to also promote the different artworks exhibited at the Museum to the public, of all participating artists through virtual art presentations across the State.

For the attending artists, these conferences were an important opportunity to discuss their personal art directly with the public during the virtual art presentations and question period open to the general public.

Passion for Life International Exhibition participating Artist, Jackie Sleper, commenting about her artwork during the virtual art presentation held at the University of Magna, in Cancun.

Passion for Life International Exhibition participating Artist, Goga Trascierra commenting about her artwork during the open question period following Gaber’s scientific Conference held at the auditorium of the Museum of Cozumel.

From left to right: Impressionist painter Antoine Gaber, Prof. David Domínguez Povedano, Director of Museum of la Isla de Cozumel, Matty Roca, President of Municipal Counsel for the Culture and Art of the Benito Juárez Region, Artists Goga Trascierra, and Jackie Sleper.

All participating artists were recognized by the Mexican Government officials for their contribution to Passion for Life Program.

As founder of Passion for Life Program, impressionist painter Antoine Gaber was especially recognized by the Universities and Mexican Government officials, and Museum curators for his cultural contribution and dedication in promoting the arts while supporting cancer awareness and fundraising.

The “Passion for Life” Program in the State of Quintana Roo, concluded in the City Cancun with two special Gala evenings held at the luxurious Sens Hotel, under the generous sponsorship of the Oasis Foundation. The Gala started with a scientific conference given by impressionist painter, and cancer researcher Antoine Gaber to the public, followed by a virtual art presentations of all the artwork exhibited at the Maya Museum and later commented by attending artists and art critics.

Gala evening at the Sens Hotel, Cancun : Scientific presentation given by impressionist painter, and cancer researcher Antoine Gaber followed by a virtual art presentations of all the artwork exhibited at the Museum in Mexico and commented by attending artists and, art critics.

The “Passion for life” evening Gala continued with a series of unique and diverse local cultural activities of the highest caliber with the presence of, Flamenco Pre Columbian Concert with Fusion music, Contemporary art dance, poetry, and Opera. The successful Gala evening was in support of the Breast Cancer group Desafio.

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The Passion for Life exclusive and diverse program was very well received across the State of Quintana Roo, by Government officials, Universities, and the general public. Passion for Life received a significant Media coverage and support, as a clear indicator of its cultural appreciation for the International Art community as well, the importance of increasing the health awareness for the people of the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Antoine Gaber with some of the Passion for Life participating artists during one of the radio interview on Radio Cutural Ayuntamiento, 105.9 FM

Impressionist painter Antoine Gaber with some of the “Passion for Life” participating artists ( Sinae Lee and Jackie Sleper) during one of the TV interview on Hechos Quintana Roo, TV Azteca, Mexico