The Rural Interaction Project is an independent, not-for-profit artist residency program aimed at preserving the ranch culture in the Sierra La Laguna. It is located in the UNESCO protected biosphere where the ranch communities live off-grid. It was founded by Santiago Martinez Bringas and was established in 2009. A diverse array of artists, national and international, established and emerging, participates in a temporary residence on a local ranch. From this experience they produce a minimum of one work that is donated to the project to be exhibited and included in its printed catalog.
The Rural Interaction Project aims to promote the continued development of art while interacting with the ranch culture in the Sierra La Laguna preserving, and sharing this unique way of life. Promotion not only of the cultural aspect of life in isolated rural ranch but also the land through the promotion of responsible eco-tourist activities such as: hiking, bird-watching, organic farming and more.
The modern world has accelerated at such a rate that globally people have found it necessary to return to a simpler life, where a combination of habits and rural work methods are needed to obtain the basic necessities of life, but they have found they have lost the skills.
We no longer know how to obtain our own food or even where it comes from. The ranching communities of San Dionisio have much to share in these areas and more. So as a response to this need, they are creating a type of tourism which attempts to install ‘green chimneys’ inside of natural reserves, where the people who know the land best, can guide people and in exchange for this wisdom and understanding, people can contribute to both the preservation of the land and the culture of these people.
Since its founding in 2009, The Rural Interaction Project has presented 4581 visitors with over nine exhibitions and two public programs (PACMYC and FONCA). On December 7, Rural Interaction hosts the results of its third year program at a Benefit Auction, a gathering of friends to commemorate three editions of a successful program.
The Benefit auction is hosted by Lic. Rogelio Rosas (Rancho El Refugio), Lic. Javier Lieras. (Rancho San Francisco)
The benefit auction includes works from 20 leading and (local, national, and international) emerging contemporary artists.
The auction will benefit the San Dionisio community with whom Rural Interaction will be coordinating subsequent residency programs.
All proceeds from the evening will go to Rural Interaction’s residency program, its annual calendar of exhibitions, public programs, and events, ensuring the long-term preservation of the culture, land and people of one of Los Cabos’ important communities: the ranchers of Baja California Sur.
Help us help the ranching community in North Los Cabos, and the preserve this pristine untouched land forever by getting to know another side of Baja California Sur and supporting ranch alternative-eco-cultural-tourism. Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information as well as discuss how we can structure a sponsorship program to meet any of your sponsor requirements.
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