Archive for November, 2008

Thanksgiving at the Gallery

November 28, 2008

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About 60 people yesterday helped us celebrate Thanksgiving. The food was great, the wether was just about perfect and the fiesta was one to remember. Click the photo above to see a slideshow of the day.

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Artist Profile: Jack Nelson

November 15, 2008

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Jack Nelson is an American photographer who has been living in San Cristóbal for the last 12 years. You can visit his personal website here.

Artist Profile: Theo Toy

November 15, 2008

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Theo Toy is an Italian painter who has been living in San Cristobal for the past four years. You can see his personal web site here.

Artist Profile: Federico Burkha

November 15, 2008

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Federico is the founder of the Museo/Galería and a sculptor and painter from Switzerland who has been living in Chiapas for the last 12 years. You can visit his personal web site here.

Welcome NY Times Readers!

November 15, 2008

Welcome, bienvenidos to all new visitors who are arriving here from the article in the NY Times.

Please have a look around, read the articles about the reconstruction of the museum and visit the links to the artists sites in the sidebar under Our Other Sites.

The Museum/Gallery is now open Tuesdays through Sundays from 3-6 PM and we have plans to expand the hours in December.

Gallery #3

November 2, 2008


Panoramic view of Gallery #3 where there are paintings of Theo and some sculptures of Federico.

Portales

November 2, 2008



Pictures of the west and north portales where Federico has his paintings and sculptures.

Gallery #1

November 2, 2008
Gallery #1

Gallery #1

Here’s a panoramic view of Gallery #1 which has my photos and one of Federico’s sculptures.

Gallery Opening Slideshow

November 2, 2008

Click here to see a slideshow of the gallery opening. In the afternoon before the opening, my mother-in-law Adela came by to bless the gallery. The house belongs to her and was once her father’s house. She hadn’t seen the house in the last month of the restoration and she was very impressed. She did a very nice ceremony, passing through the patio and all of the galleries and the back garden, blessing the house with sprigs of rosemary dipped in water.

The opening itself was a big success, with hundreds of people showing up. The photos in the slideshow are mostly from the beginning and end of the night when there were less people; there were just too many people to attend to; we didn’t have time for picture taking

Inaugural Opening

November 2, 2008
The gallery just before we opened

The gallery just before we opened

Last night we had the opening of Federico, Theo and my shows and the grand opening of the gallery. It was a huge success. There were hundreds of people there last night. I was so busy answering questions about my photos that I did not have time to take many photos (I’ll be uploading a gallery of photos later). Everyone loved the space; it looked fantastic as you can see in the photo above. We accomplished what we wanted to, which was to show what a great space we have created for art in San Cristóbal. Now the hard work starts; finding artists, and finding buyers.