Fábrica La Aurora Celebrates its 9th year

By Edward Swift

On February 2 from 6-9pm Fábrica La Aurora will celebrate its 9th anniversary as an arts and design center. All venues will be open for the event, which will include special exhibitions and music.

Fábrica La Aurora 9th Anniversary
Sat, Feb 2, 6-9pm
Fábrica La Aurora

For over 90 years La Aurora was a textile factory for the production of manta (muslin). Since 1992 the looms have been silent, but the building continues to be a hub of activity housing galleries, workspaces, shops and restaurants. The history of the Fábrica is told in photographs in the principal corridor, and much of the machinery has been incorporated into galleries and public spaces. Here are a few things to expect at this event.

William Martin Fine Art: New paintings and watercolors. At 8pm a double portrait will be unveiled. Will it be two portraits in one frame or two portraits in two frames?

Alebrije: Now known as Kuro, the Japanese word for the color black. Mario Oliva explains the name change, “At Kuro creativity will make an expression of life out of the color black… darkness will be the nothingness where everything is possible.”

Estudio Juan Ezcurdia: New work, new direction, different color palate, seems to be heading toward some form of cubism; a new Juan, yet the old Juan that everyone loves is still there. Must see!

Mary Rapp: New collages on paper, some with pastel backgrounds. Organic forms, possibly human or animal; mysterious. She calls it “Mary Rapp Light.”

ZOHO: Mike Kleimo’s new acrylic paintings with signature theme of an old truck. Richard Trumbull: new large format paintings. Edna Dickinson: ceramic recycled series; glazed white porcelain toilet rolls. Ellen Johnson: large ceramic vessels. Nicias Aridjis: new paintings in astonishing techniques.

Galería-Estudio Rolando García: Paintings by Hugo Laborice, a superb draftsman, born in Puebla, known for his own brand of psychological realism.

Galería Santiago Corral: “Mundo Visual,” conceptual work of Santiago Corral and the Mexican sculptor Rodrigo de la Sierra, who has become a favorite with collectors here and in Europe.

James Harvey: Figures, landscapes and birds painted on transparent fabric. Three or four  transparent layers create a 3D effect and the illusion of movement.

Raé Miller Studio/Gallery: “Postcards from Dreamland”; “Postales de la Tierra de los Sueños”, a new collection of small encaustic works on paper.

Pineda Covalín: Exclusive promotion, San Miguel only, for February 2nd. Receive a special gift with minimum purchase of 1,500 pesos.

Edina Sagert: Welcomes two new artists: Terry Ann Tomlinson, contemporary handmade paper art; Patricia de la Parra, abstract collage artist from Queretáro.

Smallworks: New items from blomus, contemporary home accessories.

Galería OMO: New works from Margaret Dawit depicting coastal life here in Mexico. All works will be presented in vintage gold frames.

Moyshen The Gallery: Solo exhibitions for three painters: “Recitaciones del Eden” by Jaime Lupercio, “Memoria Sempiterna” by Moyshen, and “Sueño Fugitivo” by Mónica Pérez.

Galería Sortilegio: Large free-standing figures by Edward Swift, Poems of Nezahualcóyotl, mystery boxes and fine works of art by Mexican artisanias.

Sualglass: Group show/glass artists: Carlos Sánchez Vega, Mexican, trained in Italy; balances the best of old and new worlds. Héctor Flores, glass artist since childhood, a student of his father Miguel Angel Flores. Luisa Restrepo, a contemporary-style mixed with vintage. Susana Alonso, unique pieces based on the balance between color and organic shapes.

Calderoni Studio: “Sketchbook to Canvas,” an exhibit of nude figurative paintings from Life Drawing class, including the original sketch.

Christopher Fallon: Christopher Fallon designs beautiful clothing for women and shirts for men. The stunning interior of the new shop has been designed by James Corcoran of OMO Gallery.


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