Art in the Ajijic, Lake Chapala, Mexico Area
Ajijic, Lake Chapala has a booming and very diverse art community. There is truly something for everything and art studios adorn every street corner. You are welcome to browse and the artist’s are happy to take commissions for special pieces or murals for your home or office.
We all have our favorites and I would like to tell you about two art shows this weekend for 2 of my favorite artists.
Judy Eager is an award winning artist here in Ajiic, Lake Chapala and has been painting since she arrived in the late 70’s. Although she has a busy job at La Nueva Posada she still finds time to paint several hours every day at her studio just below the carretera on Javier Mina in Ajijic.
Her paintings can also be seen gracing the elegant staircase at La Nueva Posada and are available for sale at that location too.
I am lucky enough to have 2 of her paintings in my home. Being Canadian the 2 flowers I miss the most are lilacs and tulips. In my living room I have a beautiful painting of cream tulips in an antique vase on a taupe background and I also have a painting of a glass bowl on a gold base which reflects the amazing deep purple lilacs it holds with an old Victorian book on a rose background in my main guest room. I love both of these paintings and they give me and my family a great deal of pleasure.
Today Feb. 6 and tomorrow Feb. 7 Judy is holding an art show from 11:00am to 4:00pm in her studio on Javier Mina. I urge you to attend and some very beautiful art and a glass of wine will be offered to you.
The other artist I would like to tell you about is Kiki Kaye (www.kikikaye.com) You can find her full bio on her website. Kiki had a very successful show at the studio of Enrique and Belva Valasquez on Contitucion in Ajiic in Dec. 2008.
Kiki has been chosen to show her work in The Book of Art: International Contemporary Masters of 2009 at the Centro Cultural Ajijic on the north side of the plaza in Sala I, Saturday Feb 7 from 5:00 – 8:00pm. There will be cocktails and music provided at this show.
We support also our local artists and the Collins Real Estate office across, from Superlake in San Antonio Tlayacapan is adorned with the creativity of a young Ajijic artist, Churro. Although the work in progress was a little frightening the end result was amazing and has garnered much acclaim.
Art is alive and well in Ajijic Lake Chapala and we invite you to support and enjoy what our extensive artist’ community have to offer.