Thursday, November 29, 2012

Saturday Night Reception At Segil Fine Art in Monrovia, CA

Saturday Night In The Plaza 12x9 O/C

The night life near the Plaza in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico is a lively exchange between people from all over the world.

I created this painting a while ago, but it was recently accepted into the  
11th Annual Holiday Small Works Show at Segil Fine Art Source in Monrovia, CA
110 West Lime Ave.
Monrovia, California 91016
The reception is from 5-7 on Saturday, December 1.   It is always a fun time -- packed to the gills with artists, friends and people who want to get a little something special for a friend or loved one.   - Perhaps you'll be one of them?

The Story
I visited San Miguel de Allende for the first time several years ago to attend a painting workshop with Frank Gardner.  Frankly, although I have visited Mexico many times, it was mostly along the cities of the Sea of Cortes (the Gulf of California), along the Baja Peninsula or in the tourist areas on the east coast of the country.   San Miguel is north of Mexico City in central Mexico.  It is a colonial town that has become a well-known haven for snow birds and lots and lots of ex-patriots from USA and Canada and many other countries.

The workshop with Frank was fabulous and I found the people and the city just full of excitement, beauty and wonder!  I loved it so much that I went back again the next year!!  

What was fun was that it seemed that somewhere in the city there was something interesting going on at any moment.  And Saturday night...!!  Well on Saturday night it seemed like the whole town went to the main Plaza to have a good time.  There were concerts and celebrations and sometimes just a lot of people having a great time.  The main cathedral is a gorgeous building at any time and at night with all the lights shining on it, it stands like a beacon throughout the city.  I hope someday you all get a chance to visit.   While you're there, make sure to spend some time on Saturday Night In The Plaza!

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CrimsonLeaves said...

It is a lovely piece, Marian. I would have thought this was in California somewhere. I know there is much Mexican and Spanish influences in that state.

Marian Fortunati said...

You're so right, Sherry! Of course California was part of Mexico before it was part of the USA!!
And I'd say that a very high percentage of our population is originally or by family line from Mexico.

Hope the upcoming month is wonderful and full of warmth and happiness!

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