On October 1, the Benedormiens Castle's new temporary exhibition, the Local Artists collective, was inaugurated, made up of around fifty works, including painting, sculpture and drawing.
The event was attended by Maurici Jiménez i Ruiz, the mayor of Castell d'Aro, Platja d'Aro and S'Agaró who explained that "after two years, the local artists have returned to learn possession of the Castle de Benedormiens, which becomes the platform that enables some of our artists, trained at the Municipal School of Art, to show themselves for the first time in front of the public, while others accredit a long artistic journey". Jiménez also explained that from the City Council "we firmly believe that art is a fundamental element to bring society together as it makes us more tolerant, more open and more willing to understand other ways of seeing the world".
The following artists have participated in this collective: Alejandra Soria, Ana Garcia, Ana Mirambell, Ana Rosa Sanz, Anna Maria Pardo, Anna Roser, Antonio López, Antonio Marqués, Anzhela Mazurenko, Ascensión Campillo, Cristina Cuello, Dolors Casmitjana, Dolors Fulla, Dolors Rico, Edemira Valenti, Elena Dontsova, Francisca Blanes, Hortènsia Villar, Jordi Ibars, Josefa Jofre, Josep Amat, Josep Bamala, Josep Barnés, Laura López, Manuel Acedo, Manuel Blanco, Maria Bagudanch, María Suñer, Maria Tapia , Marina Vergeli, Micheline Samaey, Natalia Yurina, Ofelia Castillo, Patricia Díez, Pilar Puig, Ramon Huertas, Raquel Fernández, Rosa Maria Bober, Soledad Jofre, Susana Jiahui, Svetlana Korchagina, Vivina Viaplana and Yolanda Vilarino.
It should be remembered that for four decades the Town Council of Castell d'Aro, Platja d'Aro and S'Agaró has regularly and uninterruptedly organized a program of visual arts exhibitions in its municipal facilities. For 30 years it was concentrated in the Castle of Benedormiens, but the circuit was extended eight years ago to Parc dels Estanys to host large-format sculpture installations; and more recently, Masia Bas was also incorporated, for proposals usually in a collective format.
As for this exhibition, it can be visited until November 27, on weekends and holidays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the evening.