• Friday art walk


    Dave Robb's Fish

    It was the first friday of February and we headed out to enjoy the Friday Night Art Walk.  Mazatlan has been hit by an unusual cold spell so I fully expected it be to be a quiet night. To my amazment, the streets were packed with people out to stroll and shop.  Each place we went to was packed with people.  Dave Robb (you will meet him soon) told me that they had had probably 100 people come through thier home in the first hour they were open.  Great turn out! 

    We started off our evening with Glen Rogers, who is one of the founding members of the Friday Night Art Walk.  Glen Rogers is an internationally acclaimed artist whom Mazatlan is lucky to call one of their own.  As well as being a fantastic artist, Glen also teaches monotype and printmaking shops here in Mazatlan.  A friend of mine has taken one of Glen’s courses and gave it rave reviews.  Check out Glen’s blog with lots of beautiful pictures of her work at  glenrogersart.blogspot.com

    cupcake heaven

     As well as having her own teaching studio, Glen is one of the founding member’s in the Luna Gallery which was our next stop right around the corner. The Luna is hosting a show titled “Rojo” (Spanish for Red) for the month of Feb and features 6 local artists with smaller pieces by 15 others. As per the name, the theme of the exhibition is paintings and artwork in red. On opening night, the guests as well dressed in red. 

    Mark Jayinfront of his work at la Luna

    Their January exhibition was all in “blanco y negro” (black and white). On this Friday evening,  we met  Mark Jay, another of the featured artists in the Luna.  This is him in front of one of his pieces (and also a piece of Glen’s work)  He was a great host, taking time to talk to everyone and answer any questions they might have.  Check out the Luna’s website at lunacontempo.blogspot.com 

    One of my favourite pieces there was the “wine glass” and the “pizza” by Dave Robb.  

    Dave Robb and his Pigs

     Dave’s house is a few blocks away and one of our other stops of the evening.  Dave and his beautiful wife graciously open up their home to exhibit their current work.  This is Dave in front of the “pigs” which was one of his pieces from the “blanco y negro” show of January.  Also exhibiting at Dave’s house was Jorge Cuillen Gonzales, who is a young artist in the field of culinary art.  He had made the most beautiful artistic cupcakes. They were so fun and whimsical.  I think they would be great for a party or even a wedding.  To heck with the cake! 

    Loretta Gallacci at the Friday Night Art Walk in Mazatlan

    Another artist along the way whose work I loved was Loretta Gallacci from Shores-Gallacci.  Loretta had two main themes to her work.  One was cats (this is obviously one of Loretta’s passions as she owns a clowder of cats.) and the other was the hidden beauty of Mazatlan and surrounding areas.  She had so much beautiful work in was impossible to chose a favorite.   I love trying to find the subjects of her paintings throughout the streets of Mazatlan. 

    Artist at Casa Etnika

    Another wonderful place on the tour is Casa Etnika.  A magical little shop.  It is the type of place that is a pleasure to browse your way through….with a maze of rooms to walk through, filled with fun and fabulous treasures from different parts of Mexico.  During the art walk there are also several local artists on hand to demonstrate and talk about their work.   Casa Etnika also has a wonderful little coffee bar that serves organic, free trade coffee and a selection of treats and pastries.  All and all…a good addition to the Friday Night Art Walk.  Check them out at   www.casaetnika.com.mx  See you all next month.

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