The exhibition by U.S. artist Sherry Wiggins, “Reencontrado-a / Meeting Her Again”, opened on January 28 in a ceremony held at the Palace/Museum dos Marqueses de Praia e Monforte, in Estremoz. The event began with music by a young saxophone player, Marina Pereira, from the University of Évora. The Museum Director, Hugo Guerreiro, congratulated Ms. Wiggins and the Foundation OBRAS, located on the city limits of Estremoz. Ludger van der Eerden, of Foundation OBRAS, responsible for sponsoring the residency of Sherry Wiggins, emphasized that it sought to sponsor renowned artists interacting with the local landscape to produce ground-breaking art. The Embassy’s Public Affairs Officer Mark Pannell congratulated Sherry Wiggins, and all the collaborators on the excellent collaborative effort and highlighted how the project is a great example of the spirit of friendship between the Portuguese and American people.
The Wiggin’s exhibition was photographed within 10 kilometers of Estremoz. Besides hosting numerous artist residencies, OBRAS organizes cultural events such as open studios, artist talks, and auditions for theater performances and concerts. The restoration of the Estremoz municipal palace allows the city to hold regular art exhibition of renowned artists, according to the Councilor for Culture of Estremoz, Márcia Ferreira. She noted that exhibitions are a draw for both the local population and visitors.