Carlomagno and Magdalenas' work in MEAPO, the Museum of Art of Oaxaca, which he is currently the director
and his pieces that now reside in my home
Contemporary artists Manuel Reyes describing his work to us, Spanish only but we all communicated so well through the language of art
Manuels' dog...the model for the dog that came home with me
Saul Gonzales Robles, a Zapotec artisan, creator of delightful little creatures
and Guillemina Aguilar, one of the Aguilar sisters...Josefina and Irena, a family well known for their wonderful and sometimes ironic ceramic art
my little group of musicians and backup singers by Saul, Guillemina and Josefina
Irma Blanco, another artist from a well known family of artistisans. She and her brother Luis carry on the tradition started by their mother Teodora Blanco. A delightful woman who sat before us and created one of her tiny munecas
Irmas little muneca and one of the pieces of Luis work I have
Just a taste of Oaxaca...so much to pour through still, sorting through many images and gathering my thoughts
I knew I would see so much incredible folkart, again, just a taste...Magdalena Martinez who shows at the Santa Fe Folkart Market and Saul, a Zapotec artist who travels 5 hours from his mountain home to sell in Oaxaca a few times a year.
The amount of contemporary art really knocked my socks off. These pieces from the exhibit at CASA, a old textile mill restored by the Oaxaca artist Francisco Toledo. Toledo a prolific artist in his own right has spearheaded this among other projects to bring resources to local Oaxacan artists.
The courtyard at the Textile Museum, decorated for Dia de los Muertos...an incredible space, fantastic exhibits and beautiful gift shop
art and color on the street and in every nook and cranny.