The Ajijic Museo de Arte (AMA) will mark its first anniversary with new exhibits and collateral festivities on Thursday, June 1.
Museum founder Efrén González will also celebrate his 51st birthday on that day.
AMA houses a permanent collection of heritage art works produced by artists who have lived in or visited the Lake Chapala area over the past century. A new showing of the heritage pieces will be put on view for the next three months, starting June 1, when the museum’s doors open at 4 p.m.
Openings of temporary exhibits are also set for the occasion.
A space on the ground floor will accommodate 23 works by María Victoria Corona that depict the daily life and village customs in her hometown of San Antonio Tlayacapan. The charming naïve paintings representing Corona’s lifetime of artistic endeavors will not be offered for sale. However, small reproductions of some of the works will be available to AMA visitors.
Showing in the museum lobby will be 40 or more pieces in diverse media created by Efrén González and other members of the González Galindo clan. These will be on sale to generate funds for AMA operations.
The anniversary festivities will crank up in earnest from 6:30 p.m. with musical entertainment, bar service and ladling of pozole platters for the dinner crowd. Expect a torito mobile fireworks device to be ignited in a repeat of last year’s gala opening events.
AMA is located on the west end of Ajijic at Privada Flores Magón 3, situated half way between Calles Zaragoza and Ocampo. Admission to the anniversary event will be free of charge.