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Ribera Arts Review - November 12, 2011


Don’t kid yourselves. Christmas is fast approaching and the Lakeside Carolers have set December 16 as the date for making the rounds. Belva McIrvin de Velazquez and  Kay Borkowski are putting it all together.

Ribera Arts Review - November 5, 2011


Galeria de Arte Axixic, owned by local artist Jesus Lopez Vega, will re-open after a remodeling on Saturday, November 12, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Besides his own mystical Mexican paintings, Lopez will offer an exhibition of works by Kathy Seaboyer, Linda Richards, Gloria Palazzo, Cha Chazano, Gabriel Mariscal, Judy Dykstra-Brown, Isidro Xilonxochilt, DePaul Durham, Pat Apt and Antonio Lopez.

Ribera Arts Review – October 29, 2011

Dark comedy

“Abundance,” a play by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Beth Henley, comes to the Auditorio de la Ribera del Lago in La Floresta this weekend, playing Friday and Saturday, October 28 and 29, 7:30 p.m.

Ribera Arts Review – October 22, 2011


Next week VIVA la Musica! presents another fall season concert featuring Guadalajara-based husband and wife team Rosalinda Preciaso and Guillermo Salvador, who use their four hands at the same piano.

The program includes sonatas by Mozart and Diabelli, as waell as a brilliant “Sonata for Right Hands” by Franco Margola and the Mother Goose Suite by Ravel. The grand finale will be “Fugue and Mystery” by Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla.

The concert is scheduled Thursday, October 27, 7:30 p.m. at Auditorio de la Ribera del Lago in Ajijic.  Tickets are 250 pesos for VIVA members and 300 pesos for non-members. They are on sale now at the Lake Chapala Society, Diane Pearl’s Colecciones, Charter Club Tours and the Auditorium.

Ribera Arts Review – October 15, 2011

New space

Beautician Jim Coolidge officially opens his luxury salon, “Gloriosa,” on Saturday, October 24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., along with a new art space.

The first exhibitor in the space will be contemporary sculptor Rainer Gocksch. For more information call 766-3372 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Rainer’s exhibition runs until November 15. Gloriosa is located at Libramiento Plaza Interlago.

Ribera Arts Review – October 8, 2011

Ultimate guitar

Virtuoso Mexican guitarist Paco Renteria and his band “Free Play” entertain at the Auditorio de la Ribera del Lago in La Floresta on Wednesday, October 12, 7:30 p.m., as part of Pro-Auditorio Autumn Arts Festival. Tickets are 150 to 250 pesos and are on sale at the Lake Chapala Society, Charter Club Tours, Diane Pearl’s Colecciones and the Auditorium. Proceeds from this performance will go toward the renovation of the auditorium that will begin in April 2012.

Ribera Arts Review – October 1, 2011


VIVA la Musica has authorized scholarships of 10,000 pesos each to five outstanding Mexican music students.

They include Ajijic’s Emmanuel Medeles, the conductor and teacher of the CREM orchestra, who will be able to continue his studies at the University of Guadalajara.

Other University of Guadalajara recipients are Areli Medeles of Ajijic and Ivan Morales of Guadalajara, who study the cello and piano respectively.  Awards have also gone to Eduardo Garcia of San Antonio Tlayacapan towards the purchase of a professional cello and Francisco Bedoy of Autlan to continue voice performance studies at the University of Kentucky. (Bedoy will perform at the VIVA la Musica! membership party in December.)

VIVA la Musica! also donates 18,000 pesos annually to CREM to support the teaching faculty.