Friday we had dinner and enjoyed the music at the Jazz Society. The opening act was a young couple from Argentina - he played guitar and she sang. The second act was an ensemble which included flute, bass, drums and piano. We enjoyed the music, food and the company of our friends Nanci and Vic.
Saturday we received an invitation from our Evelyn's art instructor Alberto to attend an open house which was literally in his home. Evelyn, Burt, Nanci, Vic, William and I caught a local city bus to get to the home. In all 25-30 people attended. There was a couple playing guitar and singing (he's Chilean and she's from Cuenca) and they are quite good.
Both Alberto and his wife Maíte are painters and their works were on display. In addition a noted ceramicist, Eduardo Segovia was there and presented a number of his works. All of the artists welcomed us warmly. We also had an opportunity to meet people including Chuck from Texas who left it behind to open a craft brewery in Cuenca, and Lorrell, who started the “Top Of The Mountain Yacht Club" for people who sail but now live in Cuenca (three hours to the closest body of water reasonable to sail). William and I also reconnected with Jan, a former administrator of an international school in India, who we met on our first trip to Cuenca. She's now traveling all over South America improving her Spanish and experiencing the cultures of many countries.