Surreal Arizona Gallery and A-Ibañez Museum will celebrate owner Alvaro Ibañez’s 42 years in the U.S. with an ’80s-themed open gallery from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday at 199 Whittaker Lane, Kilmarnock. It is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
“We’ll go back in time to 1981,” said the artist’s wife, Denise DeVries, in a press release. “Costumes are optional.”
Ibañez said, “Like most immigrants, after many circumstances I was experiencing in my birth country, I chose to start a new life in a new land.” He became a U.S. citizen in 1995 and “the next day, I bought my land on Whittaker Lane.”
Ibañez opened his first Kilmarnock art gallery on Main Street in 1996. He said that since his arrival, he has sponsored art and artists in all the creative fields.
Ibañez married Denise DeVries in 1997, and in 2001, the couple moved to North-umberland County with their daughter Delia, who was two years old.
The family’s 44-acre property, near Hughlett Point Natural Area P...
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