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Ribera Arts Review - May 06, 2023

Artists salon series

360 Xochi Quetzal and the Garden of Dreams will host a monthly salon series, Artists Together/Artistas Juntos, every month.

The inaugural event, with presenters Su Cooper, Bruce Howard and Zahava Sherez, is on Friday, May 5, 5 to 7 p.m. at Constitucion 105 in Ajijic.

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The Ajijic Writers Group holds meetings on the first and third Fridays of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at La Nueva Posada (Donato Guerra 9 in Ajijic).

A variety of skilled writers share their work and receive feedback.  Each reader has 12 minutes to share. Everyone is invited to stay for lunch. Although anyone can attend, the readers are scheduled in advance.

Contact moderator Carol Bowman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Graffiti workshop

Learn how to use spray paint to create urban art at a workshop Saturday, May 6 with @Bardos Collective. Learn color theory, composition, how to mix colors, how to transfer your sketch to a wall and other themes. On Sunday, May 7, take what you’ve learned to create art at the skate park ramps on the malecon. The cost of 1,500 pesos includes food and drink both days, drawing materials, six spray paint cans of different colors and six valves, an official certification and souvenirs.

To sign up, contact whatsapp 333-970-8504.

Craft exhibition

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A craft exhibition at Marcadito Sol y Luna is on Sunday, May 7, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Enjoy live music by Renne Diaz, mariachis, and Karen Cordero: “The voice of Ana Gabriel.” Rio Bravo 10-A, West Ajijic. Good food is also available.

ASA notes

• Ajijic Society of the Arts (ASA) holds its monthly Art Market Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Garden of Dreams Boutique Hotel, Constitucion 105, Ajijic.

Some 50-plus artists show and sell their creations, musicians play and a bar and food are available. The lovely garden experience attracts around 300 attendees each month. To reserve a space to show your art, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The ASA Spring Show theme is Water. An opening reception will be held Friday, May 19 at Casa del Sol Inn. The show runs through June 4.

ASA members will have submitted pieces in a variety of genres and mediums with the water theme in mind. Most work will be for sale. The work is judged anonymously and prizes are awarded for first, second and third place and People’s Choice. Wine is served (100 pesos for tw0 glasses).

Urban Sketchers

Urban Sketchers of Ajijic meet every Wednesday, 3 p.m. at a new location for sketching and painting. The group has every level of drawing and painting experience. All you need is a desire to draw and paint while making new friends. If you are a beginner, grab a sketchbook and a pencil and come to a sketch outing. 
Sketch for two hours, share your work and then have dinner somewhere.

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This group is based on ideas from the International Urban Sketching Community, which is “for all sketchers out there who love to draw the cities where they live and visit, from the window of their homes, from a cafe, at a park, standing by a street corner ... always on location, not from photos or memory.”

The idea is to “See the World, One Drawing at a Time.” 

Contact: Robert McConnell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All details are posted FB/Urban Sketchers Ajijic.

Joco Loco

The third annual Joco Loco music, art and culture celebration is Saturday, May 13, noon to 11 p.m. at Casa Joco, Calle El Chante 5 in Jocotepec.

In concert will be the bands Inamic, Mary’s Island, Yaktorio, Tito Gonzalez, Bluegrass and Beyond, La Sopa, Paul Lopez and His Seeing Eye Dog, Black Sapphire. Artists exhibiting include painters Isidro Xilotl, Noel Gonzalez, Fernando Arredondo, Victor Alcaraz, Wendy Medina, Carolina Tejeda, Charlyna Hernandez, Alejandro Marquez and sculptors Lafit Miracles and Ana Favela.
Different workshops to choose from include yogance vegan milks, wall cartoons, the flavors of honey, slackline, masks, alebrijes, macramé, aerial dance and organic gardening.

Various restaurants will be serving food and drink.

Tickets, 225 pesos general, 375 pesos VIP, are available at Flor de Humo, Maricos Rene, Romeo y Julieta, La Casa de Ray, Pud Garden, Espacio de arte y cultural Xilotl, and Mia’s Boutique of Ajjic.

A pool is for use by attendees.

Classical

The Zapopan Youth Symphony Orchestra performs a free concert, Wednesday, March 17, 6:30 p.m. at the Centro Para La Cultura y Las Artes de la Ribera. More than 70 musicians will perform under the baton of Enrique Radillo. Classical guitarist David Mozqueda is the guest performer. Reservations at VoyAlTeatro.

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