Aregua’s Ceramics: from Kitschy to Traditional

Aregua’s art scene is an odd mix of high-end art and kitsch, the latter mostly in the form of hokey ceramics. Stalls crammed with soccer jersey clad Porky Pig piggy banks line the street. Lawn ornaments from Snow White and the seven dwarves to herons and swans spill out onto the sidewalk. Particularly popular are frog couples – a grinning male and female frog, their genders made apparent by the female’s bright red lips and red and white polka-dot bow. More traditional (and subdued) ceramics can be found in the city’s art galleries – the Centro Cultural del Lago and El Cantaro offer the best selection.

Senatur Tourism Information

A good resource for maps of Aregua and more information regarding current events and places of interest. Tel: 0291 433 500, corner of Nuestra Senora de Candelaria and Mariscal Estigarribia, Mon-Sat 8am-4:30pm Guggiari Arte

Guggiari Arte is the exhibition space and workshop of the Guggiari family, well known for their metal sculpting work. Herman Guggiari is the head of the family and is best known for his large scale metal sculptures. His sculptures play with movement and texture and can be seen throughout the streets and galleries of Asuncion. His sons have also followed in his footsteps, though their work is a bit more commercial. Large pieces are on display in the gardens while there is a glass walled showroom for smaller works. Tel: 0291 432 627, Curva Bolanos, on the left-hand side at the entrance to Aregua just as the paved roadfrom Luque makes a sharp left, Tues-Sun 8am-6pm

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