25 Sept 2009/– Consul Paulina Biggs Sparkuhl joined Consular Chamber of Commerce Executive Dr. Aldo Aguire, Honorary Vice Consul of Guatemala, in welcoming Pablo Garcia Saenz, Consul General of Guatemala in Los Angeles, and Ambassador Miguel Angel Ibarra G, the Vice-minister of Foreign Relations of Guatemala, to Las Vegas.
The Consul General and the Vice-minister were introduced to Las Vegas and made aware of the business diplomacy by the Guatemalan Vice-consulate in Las Vegas.
Consul Biggs Sparkuhl serves as Chairperson of the Consular Chamber of Commerce. Vice-consul Aguirre serves as President of the Executive Committee of the Consular Chamber of Commerce.
- Artist Balam Soto and Paulina Biggs Sparkuhl
Renowned artist introduced to Las Vegas by Dr. Aldo Aguirre, Honorary Vice-Consul of Guatemala
24 Sept. 2009/– Consul Paulina Biggs Sparkuhl was introduced to Guatemalan artist Balam Soto at his exhibition in Las Vegas.
In April 2008, Balam was honored with a Diploma of Recognition as a “Maestro,” a Master of Visual Arts, by the National Constitutional Assembly of Guatemala for “being a valuable and outstanding Guatemalan with international success.”
A resident of Connecticut, Mr. Soto was hosted and introduced by Consul Biggs Sparkuhl’s colleague in the Consular Corps and in the Consular Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Aldo Aguirre, Honorary Vice-Consul of Guatemala.
Vice-Consul Dr. Aldo Aguirre and Balam Soto enjoy the show at Wynn Las Vegas
In light of Balam’s affinity for multi-media art, Consul Biggs Sparkuhl insisted that Balam see the performance art at Parisol Down, a famous lounge at the Wynn Resort with an ongoing technological art show over a lake. Consul Biggs Sparkuhl hosted President Bachalet of Chile at the same location last year.
Dr. Aguirre remarked, “Spectacular. Only Paulina would know this secret vantage point for such a fantastic show.”
Mr. Soto stayed through three shows, explaining, “Incredible! What an introduction to public art in Las Vegas. It gives me great inspiration.”