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The Embassy awards prize in Municipal Arts Salon

Uruguayan artist wins chance to study in New Mexico

Jan. 23, 2004


The Municipality of Montevideo awarded prizes to the winners in seven different categories of the 2003 Municipal Visual Arts Salon on Dec. 19, 2003, and opened an exhibition of their work.

In coordination with the Municipality of Montevideo, and the University of New Mexico, the U.S. Embassy, Montevideo, was able to arrange a special grant category for an artist to travel to the Tamarind Institute of the University of New Mexico to work and produce art work for a period of one month. The prize went to Alejandro Schmidt.

Mayor of Montevideo Mariano Arana, artist Alejandro Schmidt, and Acting Public Affairs Officer David Foran. Mayor Arana; Enrique Badaro, Manager of the Municipal Exhibition Hall; French Ambassador Amb. Laurent Joseph Rapin and Foran
Foran gives prize to Schmidt.




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