Érase una vez en Almería

On Jan 25, 2014 in Español, Project Notes | No Comments

La Capital del Cine Mundial Hace 50 años que la película de David Lean, Lawrence de Arabia se estrenó. Lean tenía la intención de filmar toda la película en Jordania, en la misma tierra donde Lawrence había llevado a cabo su campaña. Pero las dificultades por aquel entonces de trabajar 200 millas en el interior […]

La Chanca – Español

On Jan 25, 2014 in Español, Project Notes | No Comments

El Barrio de La Chanca La Alcazaba de Almería, un castillo morisco elevado sobre la ciudad, avista el barrio de La Chanca. Es una zona históricamente empobrecida creada con pequeñas viviendas construidas en las colinas a las afueras de la ciudad. Los habitantes pintaban sus casas utilizando cualquier ingrediente que estuviera disponible, dando como resultado […]

Salvemos el Toblerone!

On Jul 24, 2013 in Almeria, Blog, Travels | No Comments
Salvemos el Toblerone!

Earlier this month the cavernous metal structure affectionately known as “The Toblerone,” in Almeria, Spain, was reduced to a pile of crumpled metal. The event inspired an unlikely wave of international support and creative activity. The building’s distinctive profile, mimicking the Swiss chocolates that are a standard fixture in Duty Free shops around the world, […]

TV Interview for “Abierto al Atardecer”

On Jul 23, 2013 in Blog, Español, News, Press | No Comments
TV Interview for “Abierto al Atardecer”

On a recent visit to Almeria I was interviewed for “Abierto al Atardecer” on Interalmeria Tv. We discussed my great uncle, artist Federico Castellon, photographing movie locations and the neighborhood of La Chanca in Almeria, and the breaking news of the day — the demolition of the historic mine processing plant known as El Toblerone. […]

Eight Lives of El Condor

On Jun 10, 2013 in Almeria, Blog | One Comment
Eight Lives of El Condor

The camera is usually shooting out from the hillside, looking down over the installation. The sun sets behind the hillside, so the few glimpses in that direction are somewhat obscured by the glare of sunlight. One of the most intriguing locations in Almeria is the site of an elaborate fortress originally constructed in 1969 for […]

Photo/Video 2013 at Artisphere

On Jun 8, 2013 in News | No Comments

Three prints from my new ‘La Chanca’ series will be on display in the Photo/Video 2013 Juried Mid-Atlantic Exhibition at Artisphere in Rosslyn, VA. June 13-July 27 with Opening Reception June 13 7-10pm. More info available here

500 Years: Spain and the United States

On May 15, 2013 in Blog | No Comments
500 Years: Spain and the United States

May 2013 marks 500 years since Juan Ponce de León landed off the coast of Florida. His was the first official European expedition to reach the mainland of what was to become the United States.

Mid City Artists Spring Open Studios!

On May 2, 2013 in Blog, News | No Comments
Mid City Artists Spring Open Studios!

I will be participating in the Mid City Artists Spring Open Studios this month, highlighting new work from the La Chanca gypsy neighborhood in Almeria, Spain.  Mid City Artists Open Spring Open Studios May 18 & May 19th: 12pm – 5pm Download the map to guide you along or check our website closer to the […]

Options 2013 at Arlington Arts Center

On Apr 9, 2013 in Blog, Exhibits, News | No Comments

WPA Options 2013 on exhibit April 10 – June 9, opening reception April 13 6-9pm

Miami-Dade Public Library System Presents: Once Upon A Time In Almeria by Mark Parascandola

On Apr 3, 2013 in Almeria, Blog, Exhibits, News | No Comments

Here’s the press release for the Art of Storytelling exhibit! The show runs from April 26th through June 3rd. Main Library 101 West Flagler Street- 2nd Floor exhibition space Miami, FL 33130