Name the mural and benefit La Biblioteca

By Minerva Neiditz and Jack Calkins

We commissioned a mural which was painted last summer on a huge white wall above our casita, on Barranca 11a.  It is a masterpiece by Chet Kempscynski, an extremely well known artist in Connecticut, and mentor of Minerva’s son, Robert Neiditz, who happens to have Tourette’s syndrome, and whose life was saved by Kempscynski.  He saw that Robert had artistic talent and invited him to come to his studio on weekends to work with him. Currently, Robert takes courses here in San Miguel from Keith Miller and has had two big shows, selling out.

Name the mural and benefit La Biblioteca
March 20 through March 22, 1–3pm
Barranca 11a
Tickets at La Tienda, in La Biblioteca
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We hired Chet to do a mural last summer and he spent two months doing it.

Now we have the idea of naming the mural through a contest. We would charge admission to show it to the public and ask for names. The winner would receive US$100 and the admission charge would go to La Biblioteca. The admission fee is 30 pesos.

Our house, on Barranca 11a, will be open to the public to see the mural, from Thursday, March 20 through Saturday, March 22, from 1pm to 3pm.  Send your suggested names to, including your phone number. Tickets can be purchased at La Tienda, in La Biblioteca, from Tuesday, March 18 through Friday, March 21. Buy your ticket and visit the mural.

Chet Kempczynski

Chet graduated from the Paier College of Art and the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford. He has shown widely in New England, Toulon, Paris and Hyeres, in France, and Cadaques, in Spain.  He is a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. He has shown at the Westwood Gallery In Soho and in many other galleries.

He has taught painting, watercolor and monotype at the Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Connecticut since 2000.


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