Embassy of Costa Rica Dinner Reception and Garden Soiree: Discover Lovely Tropical Beaches, the Wonders of Nature, Scintillating Culture, and Delectable Cuisine
Learn the rich culture and heritage of Costa Rica, as you discover one of the world’s most beautiful travel destinations and view the art exhibit by Costa Rican artist Rafael Gutiérrez Nigro. Also meet the embassy staff, International Club of DC members in attendance and, enjoy a buffet dinner of Costa Rican delicacies.
Kindly note that for the safety of our members, this event is open only to guests who are fully vaccinated with proof of vaccination required for admission.

Event Date

Friday, July 15, 2022 at 6:30 PM

Event Address

Embassy of Costa Rica
2114 S Street NW
Washington DC 20008

Requested Attire

Business or Cocktail attire requested. The event will proceed rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather the garden soiree will be presented as an indoor event inside the embassy.

Event Description

You are cordially invited to escape with us to discover and celebrate the beauty, culture, and cuisine of Costa Rica. Your evening at the Embassy of Costa Rica includes a presentation of Costa Rican culture and art as well as a dinner buffet of traditional Costa Rican delicacies with wine from South America. You will have a wonderful evening discovering Costa Rica whether you attend on your own or invite your friends to join us.

Weather permitting, you will also be able to enjoy the embassy’s garden! This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the rich culture and heritage of Costa Rica, as you discover one of the world’s most beautiful travel destinations!

Kindly note that the event is presented as a cultural event at the Embassy of Costa Rica by the International Club of DC. Your registration fee is used by the International Club of DC solely to present diverse cultural events to our membership. No part of the Admission fee is related in any way to the Embassy of Costa Rica or staff at the Embassy of Costa Rica. We appreciate your support of our events!

 

           TICKETS           
All online ticket sales are final. We are unable to issue refunds for tickets purchased due to expenses incurred to present the event.

Kindly note that for the safety of our members, this event is open only to guests who are fully vaccinated with proof of vaccination required for admission.

Event Agenda (May change)

6:30 PM Admission Commences
7:00 PM Welcome remarks by the Ambassador or Embassy Official
8:30 PM Evening Concludes

Map/Parking


Please note that the map is enclosed below as a courtesy to you and for your convenience but we do not guarantee the accuracy of the map or the directions provided by Google. It is your responsibly to arrive safely and on time at the address of the event disclosed above.

Parking is limited to street parking in the vicinity of the venue. Kindly note that, as is the case in most major cities, the availability of street parking in Washington DC is limited and beyond our control. Due to the limited availability of parking, we highly recommend a cab, Uber/Lyft or other transportation option. The event start at the designated time so please allow sufficient time for traffic/travel/transportation and parking as these factors are beyond our control.

Event Notes

About the Art Exhibit: "Urban X-Ray"

Traditional Costa Rican art has been, in general, linked to country houses. Small adobe houses with clay tiled roofs next to a rough quiet path, probably lined with bushes. As a contrast, famous Costa Rican painters like Rafael Angel "Felo" García and more recently Carolina Rodríguez, have also dedicated their work to urban landscapes, where antennas, cables, roofs, windows, doors, streets, and other elements of the city became the reason for their plastic composition.

Nigro follows the same inspiration, but with a very particular personality where a rich mixture of influences, cubism between pointillism, strong colors create a beautiful effect that shows the love of the artist for the city and the towns of Costa Rica. The use of the palette and the details in each picture transport you to a specific place, the blue green and orange to the Caribbean, the red and yellow to the pacific, the colonial architecture to Guanacaste, to give a few examples. In this exhibit paint dripping is used masterfully to provide depth and texture

Rafael Gutiérrez and The Embassy of Costa Rica is proud to present in this exhibit ten works of art by Rafael Gutiérrez Nigro under the collective name "Urban X-Ray", not only because it allows us to share a striking part of Costa Rica's current cultural movement but also because it shows our cities under a much needed light of optimism.

About the artist

Born in Costa Rica in 1984, Gutiérrez is a publicist by profession; currently he is the Creative Director of the Costa Rican advertising company OMD and dedicates much of his time to his artistic and creative work.

Cities and urban landscapes are in the forefront of his artwork, always trying to make people aware about the need of respecting the spaces where we live.

"A city reflects the progress or setback of a society, it seems to me that in Costa Rica we always talk about our natural beauty but we are indebted to the design of our cities. We do not have to be ashamed, we must build a beautiful city from the basics even if it sound common place, starting at keeping them clean. I seek to raise awareness about the space in which we live. In Latin America we have the peculiarity that all the districts or neighborhoods are united by small houses, the mountains suddenly fill with colors and reflect the disorganized way in which we build. All is a reflection of the lack of planning and a part of our idiosyncrasy. I rescue the color, the textures, the breath of the cities; they all have a life of their own. In some of my paintings I place clocks that show the passing of time, that time that safeguards facts and stories and that also gives value to the space in which we live", he emphasizes.

Health, Safety, and Event Policy
 
Proof of COVID Vaccine is required and will be checked at admission for you as well as any of your guests. All online ticket sales are final. No cancellations or refunds on tickets for any reason.

By participating in the event, you accept responsibility to arrive for the event on time. Due to expenses incurred, we are unable to offer refunds if you are unable to attend the event for any reason. Purchase of tickets for the event constitutes your acceptance of our no-refund policy. Event details are subject to change as we continue to refine the event.

Tickets will be released to the person who purchased the tickets upon presenting photo ID. If you purchased more than one ticket, please arrive for admission with your guest(s).

By participating in the event, you agree to follow the DC COVID guidelines in effect at the time of the event: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/

While we have put in place health and safety measures, including requesting proof of vaccination, by purchasing a ticket, you accept the risk of being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19 or any other pathogen along with all consequences resulting from exposure or infection, including but not limited to physical injury, illness, temporary or permanent disability, death, and economic or financial loss. By participating in the event, you agree that while we have communicated health and safety measures along with DC COVID guidelines, we do not have police or law enforcement powers to enforce health and safety measures or mandates. Therefore, you agree to hold International Club of DC, Inc. and its officers, employees, members, staff, partners, contractors, and volunteers harmless for any noncompliance of the health and safety mandates by another attendee, event participant, or third party.

By participating in the event, you agree to release, to the fullest extent permitted by law, for yourself, all of your family members and your heirs, International Club of DC, Inc. and its officers, employees, members, staff, partners, contractors, and volunteers from any and all liability for personal injury, including death, and property damage that arise out of the activity.

By participating in the event, you agree, to the fullest extent permitted by law, for yourself, all of your family members and your heirs, not to make negligence claims against International Club of DC, Inc. and its officers, employees, members, staff, partners, contractors, and volunteers for losses, debts, demands and/or damages for personal injuries or wrongful death suffered as a result of participation in the activity.

You understand and agree that by taking part in this ticketed activity will have the effect of releasing, discharging, waiving, and forever relinquishing any and all actions or causes of action that you may have or have had, whether past, present, or future, whether known or unknown, and whether anticipated or unanticipated by you, arising out of your participation. This release constitutes a complete release, discharge, and waiver of any and all actions or causes of action against International Club of DC, Inc. and its officers, employees, members, staff, partners, contractors, and volunteers.

You understand and agree that by participating in this ticketed activity, you are to release, indemnify and hold International Club of DC, Inc. and its officers, employees, members, staff, partners, contractors, and volunteers harmless from any and all liability or costs, including attorney fees, associated with or arising from your participation in activities.

You also agree to convey these terms to your guests and ensure their acceptance and agreement of these terms prior to attending the event.