A night in the Secret Garden

By Jade Arroyo

On April 16 art lovers had the opportunity to immerse themselves in a world of fantasy, magic and beauty thanks to the artist Janelle Pietzak and her photography series, “The Secret Garden.” Each image in this exhibition was taken at a different locale, such as the Teotihuacan pyramids, the shores of Baja California or San Miguel’s secret landscapes, and the images were not enhanced or manipulated afterward. Her photos are the fruits of long exposures and an excellent sense of composition. All of them are self-portraits, but rather than portraits of the artist, they come across as images of different characters who transmit mystery. The exhibition was held at a beautiful garden within an old San Miguel house whose location was revealed only to attendees.

The Secret Garden was an event combining art with an experience that offered good taste and a magical atmosphere, a dressy night of etiquette and champagne.

For those who did not have the chance to see the exhibition, a pop-up gallery has been set up at Cuna de Allende 15, open Wednesday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm. Five percent of the sales will benefit the organization CASA. Appointments can be made by email at thesecretgardensma@gmail.com.


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