The Jameson Gallery Grand Opening: Art Show
By Mittie Roger
On Sunday, November 15, the Jameson Gallery opened its doors for a grand opening art show in a gorgeous private residence located near the Charco del Ingenio botanical gardens. This incredible space, with its lush gardens and ample wall space, will be hosting monthly shows, as well as art viewings by appointment. The grand opening show featured visiting artist Jade Antoine, blind clay sculptor Jose Garcia Antonio, German surreal artist Anita Bucherer, as well as artists Diamond and River Jameson, owners of the gallery. Beyond the wealth of art, there were gourmet appetizers, eclectic music, and an abundance of art lovers enjoying the experience.
The Jamesons are passionate about creativity. Diamond is a musician, artist, systems designer, and photographer. River is a poet, singer, songwriter, photographer, artist, interior designer, and idea generator. They both love creating beautiful gardens and sacred spaces. Together, they make digital art photography prints, which appeared in the exhibition. Additionally, they are master personal growth guides/trainers with more than 40 years of global experience. The Jamesons are the founders and directors of the Total Integration Institute, which currently hosts events such as Living Freedom and Manifest. For more on their work, visit livingfreedom.info.
Though currently living in Auckland, New Zealand, Antoine originally hails from the American Southwest, giving her art a Native American flare. The collection exhibited in Sunday’s art opening focused on her ink drawings, which evoke a mystic, earthy sensation in the viewer. Sacred animals and symbols make powerful statements on her colorful canvases. Antoine was inspired early on by the art of the Hopi Indians, which went on to influence her art. A true renaissance woman, she is a photographer, illustrator, and painter, as well as a scientist.
While walking through the gorgeous gardens and living spaces filled with art, guests sipped on cocktails and snacked on gourmet appetizers by caterer Ruby Joy Browne, creator of an array of delicious sauces and salad dressings and vendor at the Saturday Organic Market. Beautiful and enticing live music from the lawn beckoned to passersby. Musicians included harpist Sergio Basurto, violinist David Mendoza, and an array of exotic instruments played by Diamond Jameson including the didgeridoo, an indigenous instrument from the aboriginal people of Australia, and the KoTaMo, a mixture of three instruments, the koto, the tambura, and the mono harp. The KoTaMo is truly a synergistic instrument. The koto is a Japanese melody instrument, the tambura is an Indian accompanying instrument, and the monochord was developed by Pythagoras and is, therefore, a European instrument. The Jamesons will be hosting monthly art events in this gorgeous space, opening their home to present unique art openings, including their digital photography art prints and rotating featured artists. Don’t miss the next opportunity to experience their art events firsthand. Sun, Dec 13 and Sun, Dec 20, 12–5pm.