Pecon Quena Intervención artística

EVENT DATE: 16th October 2021
Melanie Dizon
October 6, 2021

Join us for an afternoon of artistic intervention at Xapiri Ground’s cultural center. The workshop will be taught by our friend and artist Lastenia Canayo who will share her stories about ‘the dueños’, her connection with them, and the plants that motivate her to paint.

Photo: Tui Anandi

Pecon Quena | Biography

Lastenia Canayo, also known as Pecon Quena in the Shipibo-Konibo language, was born and raised in the native community of Roroboya, on the banks of the lower Ucayali River. Her name in the Shipibo language means 'the one who calls the colors.' 

She is gifted with different artistic skills such as ceramics, embroidery, carving, and obviously painting. In all her artistic works she represents animals and plants with their spirits. Called yoshin (an evil spirit) and ibo (a good spirit). Through her paintings, Lastenia has a vision to show that each plant and animal has a protector to safeguard the forest. To read more about Pecon Quena and our work with her click here.  

Photo: Tui Anandi

Workshop: 2:30pm-5:30pm / 16th of October

Admission: 50 soles (workshop only)

The afternoon will be dedicated to an art tutorial and dialogue with Pecon Quena where you will paint and learn about ‘the dueños’.

The cost of the workshop includes a hot tea drink, the use of acrylics on 300grs thick poster board, which you will be able to take home with the drawing made by your own hands through the participation of the workshop. 

This event will be held in Spanish.

Card Presentation: 6:00pm-7:30pm / 16th of October

Admission: Free

In the evening, Pecon Quena's playing cards will be presented (in collaboration with María Cecilia Bogado); and will be for sale along with her original paintings. 

This event will be held in Spanish.

Reservations can be made in person at the Xapiri Ground Gallery, Plazoleta San Blas 630. Also by writing to

This event will follow all bio-security protocols.

*This is a Limited Capacity event of 30 people maximum. Tickets are first come first serve. All proceeds go to the artist.

We would like to thank Antigua Casona San Blas for their collaboration in hosting Pecon Quena.