Ten artists representing various mediums will show and sell their work at La Casa de las Bugambilias, Calle Reforma #402, Centro Historico Oaxaca, on Saturday, July 16, 2011. The fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the courtyard of the lovely bed and breakfast inn that is just around the corner from the famed Santo Domingo Church. If you are in Oaxaca you won’t want to miss it!
Among those invited are silversmith and jeweler Brigitte Huet and her husband Ivan Descle. They create deeply carved designs derived from ancient Zapotec, Aztec and Mayan symbols using the lost wax technique and then cast the silver using the traditional sling method. The handwork is time-consuming and extraordinary. See their collection at kand-art.com (We also represent Brigitte and Ivan in the U.S. and have some of their pieces for sale for immediately purchase. See Gallery-Shop for more details.)
In addition, other crafts people will show their alebrijes (carved copal wood and painted figures), woven rugs, handmade shirts and dresses, and barro negro (black pottery).
More than a sale, this is an opportunity to meet the artists, talk with them about the process of creation, and get to know them on a more personal basis.
Enjoy refreshments: coffee, atole and memelitas during the morning, and in the afternoon, local snacks and aguas de sabor. Some of the artists will be preparing Oaxaca food specialties to share, too.