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The Art of the Raffle

By Janice Zimolzak

Feed the Hungry San Miguel turned 30 this past September and is celebrating with two back-to-back events on the weekend of October 24 and 25. The party begins in a beautiful setting at Rancho La Loma on Friday evening. Lots of tasty Mexican bites, wine, beer, tequila, vodka, colorful special guests, dancing, live music, and indigenous dancers to entertain you, and a few tickets for the Art and Design Raffle are all included in the price of your ticket. But do bring some cash, because we will be selling additional raffle tickets at the party. You surely will want to increase your odds to win one or more of these exquisite items.

Mexico Espectacular
To benefit Feed the Hungry
Extravaganza of Mexican
“horse and man” traditional arts
Sat, Oct 25, 4pm
Plaza de Toros Oriente
ViP sombre seating US$85/1,000 pesos
Sol tickets begin at 500 pesos
Tickets avilable at Hank’s
and at bullring on the day of event
For more info
154 9408

There are 11 desirable works to hang on your walls from artist studios and galleries that need no introduction. A still life from Lynne Gleason, who works in many genres but is best known for painting and sculpting horses; from Keith Miller, a serene watercolor from his coveted botanical series; a rare collage donated by the Leonard Brooks Estate; Terry Tomlinson has contributed a framed wall hanging of a trio of her unique hand-made paper renderings; a striking landscape from Mai Onno, a force on the San Miguel art scene for nearly half a decade; Merry Calderoni has donated a mixed media work from her acclaimed corrida series; Frank Gardner, known for his works depicting San Miguel life, has created a painting especially for this event; from Casa Acanto, a distinctive mixed media piece by Andrew Fisher; a recent work from Pascual Hijuelos, who studied with several of the great American modern painters, prior to taking his rightful place among fine contemporary artists; the Skot Foreman Gallery has donated a framed drawing from Purvis Young, a self-taught artist whose work is well respected in the inner circle of the New York City art world; a print from Linda Bacon, who is partnering with Lynne Gleason in a new gallery, soon to open at La Aurora. Linda’s work is shown at the Louis K. Meisel Gallery, one of New York’s finest for photorealist art.

A precise and realistic bronze sculpture was donated by The David Kestenbaum Estate. A fine leather handbag comes to us from the Thomas Horn Collection, as well as a cozy custom designed blanket crafted from vintage materials from Regal Head; a black freshwater pearl necklace with a rare Chinese turquoise pendant designed by Bill Harris for Piedras; and a romantic getaway from Sagrada Boutique Hotel. Additional tickets will be sold at five for 200 pesos and 20 for 500 pesos. Every dollar and every peso will help to provide meals for poor children in San Miguel.

Tickets for the pre-event Lawn Party are US$85 or 1,000 pesos. If you also attend the Feed the Hungry event at the Plaza de Toros on October 25, you can purchase a VIP two-for-one ticket for US$120 or 1,000 pesos —a savings of US$50 or 500 pesos. For more information, go to and click on Spectacular Mexico!


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