Man sees egg, paints bird. Why?
While showing slides of surrealist paintings Andrea posed questions about the images.
A city of the real and imaginary
A surreal ride through Guanajuato
The young artists cut images from magazines, postcards from France, and brochures of Guanajuato to make surrealist collages.
Katie views Manuel’s collage: The President of Mexico pushed into Dante’s Inferno.
While young artists made collages, Andrea wrote a farewell letter summing up her four workshops.
At the end of the workshop Kate Clancy told the young artists the surprise: an exhibition of their art. To prepare, the children will gather Saturday July 6 for a work party to polish their works of art. Katie will guide the finishing touches. Painter and collage maker Dylan Williams (who taught the first workshop in this series) will come by to measure for mating and framing.
Date and place of the exhibit: TBA.
Thanks again to Dylan Williams and Colectivo T.A.N. 473 for providing these workshops!
Painting in the style of Jackson Pollock In Andrea’s 2nd workshop she showed photos of Jackson Pollock painting.
Katie Clancy and Andrea Parra giving tips on painting like Jackson Pollock.
In her 3rd, she reviewed Pollock’s method,and then the young artists make a Pollock style painting.
The finished product
Mural Painting Two of Mexico’s great muralists, Diego Rivera and José Chávez Morado, were born in the State of Guanajuato, Rivera here in the Capital, and Chávez Morado in nearby Silao. Chávez Morado studied in the US and eventually moved to the Capital with his wife, also a painter, Olga Costa. The Rivera family home and the home of Chávez Morado and Olga Costa are now museums.
A Surprise Katie Clancy gathered the young artists to tell them that next week, the last week of Adrea’s art workshops, there will be a surprise. Check my next week post, Andrea’s Art Workshop IV, to find out what it is.
Thanks again to Colectivo T.A.N. 473 for providing these workshops!
On Sunday, June 9, Colectivo T.A.N. 473, child artists, and other community members joined to celebrate finishing the history of Guanajuato mural on the footpath Subida San Miguel that leads to the Pípila monument. Seattle glass artist Paul Marioni offered a wall for the mural and provided paint and enthusiastic support throughout the project.
Sterling had gone surfing and the El Ejido family that took three children to paint the mural one Saturday had other plans, so that left Manuel and me walking alone down our side of the canyon and up the other to join the celebration.
It rained heavily earlier in the day, and so we took an umbrella and warm jackets, as it gets chilly here at 7,000 feet when clouds hide the sun.
Manuel painted the warrior
Dulce helped paint this face.
I took some photos of the finished mural on the way up.
Golden Basilica, White University of Guanajuato
El Pípila on the way to blast open the Alhondiga doors. Zeus from El Ejido painted the pig-faced man.
We arrived at the top just in time to hear Katie Clancy thanking the artists and community members who helped with the mural. Katie called Manuel forward for special recognition.
Stop by for a cup of coffee on the way to the Alhondiga
Cafe in the Viejo Zaguán, Positos 64. Centro
Books in Spanish and English
Looking for a book when you’re in Guanajuato? Try the Viejo Zaguán.
Here in Mexico Catholic festivals often include Aztec dancers. Today I happened onto these dancers celebrating the Virgin of Guanajuato. Imagine the sound of drums, the shimmer of feathers, and the rattle of ayoyote seed ankle bands.
Aztec Dancers, May 19, 2013
Embajadores Park, Guanajuato