Trip Start Dec 11, 2010
20Trip End Feb 01, 2011
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It was in one of these little galleries that we met Juan Pablo Bavio, who does many textured portraits. We liked his work, so bought an art card (15 x 19 cm) of a large original of an old Maya woman. He also had a painting we liked in the Galleria Merida which was displaying works by various artists that showed images to promote awareness of violence against women. (Some of these are in our photos.)
On Sundays from 9 AM to 2 PM, artists gather along the sidewalk next to Paseo Montejo, the main tree-lined boulevard near our apartment. This is where we met Manuel Taure displaying some of his colourful, imaginative pieces. We visited him and his partner, Viviana Hinojosa, at their home studio where we bought a couple of pieces. What an interesting, creative couple!
Of course, an entry about art would not be complete without reference to the colourful folk art found in Mexico! (More folk art) We saw a sampling of clothing, pottery, jewelry, furniture, and decorations at one of Merida's City Galleries. There is an abundance of art which features Day of the Dead symbolism.