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Ribera Arts Review - September 1, 2012

Art fair

Feria Maestros del Arte board members, Diana Ayala and Marianne Carlson, announced and presented the winners of the recent Feria-sponsored children’s art contest held this past month during the Saturday morning art classes at the Lake Chapala Society.

Ribera Arts Review - August 25, 2012


Ajijic’s most popular calendars, “Our Beloved Mexico 2013,” in this 20th edition by Enrique and Belva Velazquez, are now on sale in various sites around Lakeside. The calendars, featuring reproductions of paintings by the artists and big squares to write in your most important upcoming events cost 150 pesos each. Besides using them to keep your own busy social life in order, you’ll be able to keep up with important Mexican, United States and Canadian holidays. If you don’t find them someplace else, stop at the Velazquez Gallery at 16 de Septiembre 7 in Ajijic. It’s open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Ribera Arts Review - August 18, 2012

New group

A new art/artisan group is forming at Lakeside. Called Lakeside Artisan Association, the group is looking for members who are skilled at their trades or handicrafts and looking to aid those members in marketing their goods. Applications will be screened by the board of directors, Charles Freeland, Laura Dunaway, Mario and Marina Maurtua, Barbara Milagros and Tony Passorello.

Ribera Arts Review - August 11, 2012

Free recital

Sunday, August 12, 4 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Riberas del Pilar, popular mezzo-soprano Kimball Wheeler will present a concert of songs by Schubert, Charles E. Ives and Richard Strauss. Sharing the spotlight will be the brilliant Spanish pianist Javier Vasquez Grela. The entrance is free but donations for the Promusicis organization will be accepted.

Ribera Arts Review - August 4, 2012


The Storytellers group is looking for new submissions of short fiction by Lakeside writers. The group is about to begin a new season of monthly readings by the authors themselves or experienced readers, that will take place at the Lake Chapala Society. Stories can be as short as 500 words. The theme for September is “Survival.” Future themes being considered are “Things That Go Bump in the Night,” “Turn It On” and “Mexican Christmas.”

Ribera Arts Review - July 28, 2012


Ajijic artist Cathy Chalvignac will open her studio and garden to the public on Saturday, July 28, 3 p.m. for her latest exhibition of paintings, “Transportadores del Tiempo” (Time Travelers). Besides viewing Chalvignac’s exquisite photographic-realism paintings, visitors will enjoy cocktails, music of the jazz group Acasia and the beautiful ambiance of the garden located at Calle 16 de Septiembre 22.

Ribera Arts Review - July 21, 2012


Lyric tenor Francisco Bedoy, who is receiving support from VIVA la Musica! to help him study at the University of Kentucky, will sing for VIVA members on Thursday, August 9, 6 p.m. in the Capilla del Rosario on the plaza in Ajijic. Donations will be accepted at the door.