Monday, November 17, 2014

Father of Mexican Muralism, Honored in Jalisco

The work of painter and writer Dr. Atl, considered the ideologue of Mexican Muralism and teacher of Diego Rivera, is the focus of the “Cosmic Rotation” exhibition in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, commemorating the 50th anniversary of his death.
Dr. Atl, whose real name was Gerardo Murillo Cornado (1875-1964), is considered of great importance to 20th-century Mexico, not only for his artistic work that includes both the plastic arts and literature, but also for his political and social influence, Carlos Ashida, curator of the exhibition that will remain open until next February, told Efe.
“He had a very particular ideological and philosophic position, and was among the first to make contact with the European avant-garde at the beginning of the century and knew how to adapt it to Mexico,” he said.
The exhibition, presented at the Cabañas Institute in Guadalajara, capital of Jalisco, is composed of paintings, drawings, photos and documents from such Mexican organizations as the National Institute of Fine Arts, the Tlatelolco Cultural Center and the Alfredo Zalce Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as from private collections.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Cirque du Soleil plans its first theme park in Vallarta

Cirque du Soleil plans to create and operate a major theme park that promises an immersive "entertainment experience" in Nuevo Vallarta on Mexico's west coast.

It's a first for the Canadian company known for its elaborate circus-style shows that tour the world.

Details in the announcement Wednesday were scant, except to say that ideas for the theme park near Puerto Vallarta are in development. Cirque is partnering with Mexican resort developer Grupo Vidanta on the project, which is expected to open in 2018.

"Grupo Vidanta is offering us an amazing sandbox in which we can unleash our creativity," Cirque's founder, Guy Laliberte, said in the statement.

Renderings of ideas show sections called the Village of the Sun and the Village of the Moon, similar to different "lands" at other theme parks. Each experience will be based on a storyline and will be performed by Cirque artists, and could include a water park, nature park and an outdoor area that holds 3,000 to 5,000 visitors for evening shows, officials of the two companies said.

Nuevo Vallarta is in Nayarit but is still Vallarta ....

Tlajomulco hosts the Nacional Charro Competition

Guadalajara, Mexico (October 2, 2014) .- From October 25 to November 16, Rancho Santa Maria de Tlajomulco will host 70 edition of Congress and National Charro Championship 2014, which will have the presence of the top teams the country and the United States. 

A total of 135 teams charros, 94 casts of skirmishes and charros are 15 full participants in this competition, Jalisco returns after the last time it was held in the state was in 2009, at the Arena VFG. 

"Scoring with the support of all will be a great tournament, and have everything ready, well organized, and have the mares, all stock, it will certainly be one of the best tournaments in recent years" He explained in a press conference Salvador Sánchez, president of the Charros Association of Jalisco and member of the organizing committee. 

To cover all the rodeos, the organizers have made ​​available 400 mares pial, jockeying and Mangano and 800 bulls tails and repair , weighing between 380 and 480 kilos. 

The ticket price is 90 pesos for the three day rodeo, which will be at 12:00, 16:00 and 20:00. 

"The National Charro is a tool first order to promote the good image and Jalisco, it is estimated that some 10 000 delegates will come to be several days in the city and represents a major economic benefit, "explained Enrique Ramos, Secretary of Tourism of Jalisco.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Get ready for the Feria Maestros del Arte in Chapala

The XIII Feria Maestros del Arte will be held from 14 to 16 November in the town of Chapala, involving 80 recognized artisans in 16 states of the Mexican Republic.

Diane Ayala Vazquez, representative of the organizing committee, said it aims to preserve and promote the Mexican folk art, bringing together artisans with national and international acclaim and whose work will be on sale.

"We can see pieces in textiles, wood, ceramics, printmaking, among others, made by craftsmen originating in Chiapas, Oaxaca, Michoacan, Puebla and Jalisco, this activity is also a cultural exchange as artisans staying in the homes of people in Chapala so it is a rich coexistence, "he said.

He noted that since 2008 this festival became a civil partnership, allowing greater participation of artisans and the presence of more domestic buyers and collectors in order to promote best performing folk art.

"This time, we will have on display a sculpture of a monumental alebrije developed by Alejandro Camacho, who is an artist of Xochimilco; Michicihualli piece is called, is the Goddess of Lake Chapala and participated in the Seventh Parade WoodCarvings Monuments Museum of Popular Art in Mexico City. "

He stressed that the XIII Feria Maestros del Arte will be held at the Yacht Club, located on Ramon Corona in Chapala, open from 10:00 to 17:00 hours and entrance fee of 50 pesos.

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