Having traveled to Oaxaca 6 times now, I can see changes happening over the years. The city continues to gentrify itself with new interesting shops, galleries, restaurants, bakeries and cafes. But what is really exciting is the emerging printmaking community. There have always been print makers in Oaxaca, but since it has become a political voice for the people, there are lots of studios where printmakers are creating amazing work. In addition to exciting street art and murals, now there are prints on thin paper that are plastering the ancient walls of the city. And so it continues, the creative merging of the old and the new, that I call “Oaxaca Cool.”
On March 22, we will be starting another 10 day tour in this exotic place where food is at the center of life, and art is at the head of the table. We plan our trip to get the most from every day we are there. Our hacienda offers lovely rooms, amazing meals, gorgeous gardens, an open air studio, plus a library and art collections to die for. We spend mornings making art, and afternoons exploring. We take the roads less traveled and visit artisans in their humble homes and workshops to see how they do what they do so well. We venture out for special meals at the some of the best dining experiences in the area. It really is the best way to see Oaxaca…with others who love art and making art.
We will have a couple of projects to work on while we are there that include paper clay, collage and assemblage work. We will be inspired by what we see and be able to reflect it in our work. To me, that is the best way to travel…see a lot of amazing stuff…get inspired…make art to reflect and express. For me, I can only take in so much before I have to make something.
You can read more about our itinerary and get details on our blog by clicking here.
We only take 10 people…and we already have 5 without having advertised it yet. So if you are interested, you should contact my partner and our Cultural Curator, Jewel Murphy at email@example.com.
Dates: March 22-30, 2019