With a magnificent crowd, who abide by all biosafety protocols, and with the typical enthusiasm of those who see in artistic manifestations the language of their expression, the exhibition THREE ARTISTS AND A MAGNOLIA TREE took place on December 11 at the MAJA Museum in Jericó. 

The sculptress ANI MESA, the designer SANDRA ROLDÁN and the plastic artist MILTON VALENCIA, presented nearly 60 pieces that will be exhibited until January 30, 2022. In their works, these three artists represent, from their own unique perspectives and trades, the nature of a tree that, like the Magnolia, is in critical danger. This aesthetic exercise tries to reduce the complexity of the world, giving art the space of salvation and care that all of nature and the environment need to survive.

In the words of Saúl Álvarez Lara, Curator of the MAJA Museum, this exhibition is"an adventure of the 3 artists on a tree rich in fruits, rich in seeds, rich in leaves, rich in colors and also very spontaneous, because both the flowers and the seeds grow in a very fast pace. Achieving the work they did with three very different techniques, sculpture, jewelry and drawing, is an important work that we at the Museum are proud to present¨.

These three artists carry an important message to the visitors of their exhibition that reflects beyond the simple aesthetics and beauty that already pervades their work.

Exhibition Characteristics

  • Open from December 11, 2021 to January 30, 2022.
  • Assembled by the MAJA Museum and curated by Saúl Álvarez Lara.
  • Composed by: Ani Mesa, sculptor and founder of the El Árbol del Magnolio project. Sandra Roldán, designer who rescues ancestral fabrics, and Milton Valencia, teacher and painter.
  • It presents 18 sculptures, 26 jewels turned into pieces of art and 12 botanical drawings.
  • The magnolia tree is from the Magnoliaceae family, there are about 120 species of plants that belong to this family, studies determine that they are very old plants. Endemic species in Colombia, are critically endangered.
  • One of the species, Magnolia de monte or Magnolia spinalii, is named after the naturalist from Jerico, Luis Sigifredo Espinal Tascón.


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ACERCA DE EL ÁRBOL DEL MAGNOLIO: ABOUT EL ÁRBOL DEL MAGNOLIO: art platform created in 2020, and becoming a constituted company on March 5, 2021. It is characterized by promoting artistic and educational projects that promote environmental conservation, cultural promotion and the rescue of ancestral trades; all this through transmedia content, exhibitions and interventions in these fields. For El Arbol del Magnolio, art and culture are the vehicle used to raise awareness and educate on the importance of caring for the relationship with nature and with each other.

ACERCA DE MAJA: ABOUT MAJA: museum that began operating in 2008, noted for being one of the most important in the region and the country. It has been characterized by actively promoting the social function that these meeting spaces with art and history fulfill, such as education, the promotion of culture in its various manifestations and contributing to the political formation of the community. Soon, and again, it will be one of the main stages of the HAY FESTIVAL, which has become an international benchmark.

Address: Calle 7 Carrera 6 N°6-60, Jericó – Antioquia (Colombia)

Opening hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday    8 a.m. – 12m 2 pm – 6 p.m.

Wednesday                                            8 a.m. – 12m 2 pm - 5 pm.

Saturday, Sunday and Holidays           9 a.m. - 5 pm.

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