Second Anniversary of Bendita Showroom
By Jade Arroyo
Since its opening in San Miguel de Allende, Bendita Showroom has been distinguished by the originality and quality of its special events. Unlike artists who have the support of gallery owners and art dealers, Bendita focuses on fashion, accessories, and decorative items of high quality, presented in a showroom concept. In an attractive and functional setting the sale features a select group of designers and artists and contributes to the dissemination and commercialization of the work of Mexican artists.
Bendita Second Anniversary
Sun, Sep 12, 6-9pm
Hernández Macías 56
Bendita opened in San Miguel on August 17, 2013, at the Festival of Art2Wear, with the cutting of the ribbon by Lorenzo Ruiz, director of Tommy Hilfiger in Mexico and Maria José Garrido, director of Economic Development and International Relations. Bendita is a project of the Monterrey designer Myrna Camacho, who promotes the work of young Mexican artists who express their talents from different platforms, but consider quality to be their common denominator.
This time we will have with us the original Mexican duo “de la mera capital” (Distrito Federal), John Yanajara and Vicente Rodríguez. Formed in 2013, Kinkones del ritmo is a band of eclectic and original music led by Juan Vicente, which includes some cumbias within their set. Their album, Flower Swamp, was produced by the band and Humberto Pabon, leader of the legendary group Canaveral. Kinkones del Ritmo has appeared in much of México and recently debuted in Argentina.
Bendita will throw a big party full of art, creativity, mexicanidad, and fun. There will be a live battle of the bands which will play in the streets of San Miguel to announce the opening of our celebration; all our designers and artists will give attractive discounts. Everything will be spiced with mezcal and Mexican ingredients that highlight these two blessed years. We want to thank our sponsors Estudio Calavera, Malora Beer, and Mezcal Amores for their support and sponsorship of the event.
We have top designers like Carla Fernandez, winner of the Prince Claus Award 2013, who had in 2013-2014 a solo exhibition at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston. Alan Zepeda was named by the magazine Code as one of the leading fashion designers of Mexico in 2015. Samuel Giron, working for Mexican artists such as Gloria Trevi, Dulce Maria, and Alejandra Guzmán, made costumes for their tour from 2014 to 2015. O-Lab, ceramic design studio in 2014, received the prize “a!” Camposanto winner, design bag. To learn more about the project, visit www.bendita.com.mx.