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Large, beloved art festival set for city’s American School

A much-anticipated annual event comes to fruition next weekend when the American School Foundation of Guadalajara (ASFG) stages Art Fest 2018.

pg6This year, for the 30th time, the school’s spacious outdoor grounds will be transformed on Saturday, December 8 into an art showcase for strolling visitors and subdivided into booths, where about 50 artists display and sell their paintings, prints, ceramics, sculptures and more. 

Adjacent areas inside and outside the school’s buildings will offer out-of-the-ordinary food, music, children’s art workshops and displays of student art. ASFG takes pride in emphasizing the arts — visual arts, theater and music — to students, which has resulted in many of them choosing careers in this area, according to ASFG spokesperson Maria Rosa Palacio.

Art Fest is open to the entire community free of charge, she added.

This year’s invited artist is the painter Toni Guerra, whose trajectory as an artist — 40 years — spans ten years more than the Art Fest itself, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Guerra’s colorful, contemporary work may fluidly depict nature, the human figure, emotions, reason and sensuality, sometimes with touches of surrealism.

Born in Tampico, Tamaulipas, she studied at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas of the Universidad de Guadalajara, and has lived in Guadalajara for more than four decades.  She has been recognized both in Spain and Mexico.

Art Fest follows a large auction, held before this newspaper’s publication date, in which work by 50 professional artists of national and international stature was offered for sale. 

American School Art Fest 2018, Saturday, December 8, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free entrance. The American School, Colomos 2300, Guadalajara, (33) 3648-0299, www.asfg.mx.

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