Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk and Anniversary
By Edward Swift
La Aurora will be celebrating its 12th anniversary as an arts and design center on Saturday. For over 90 years Aurora was a textile factory for the production of manta (muslin). In 1991 the looms fell silent, but the building continues to be a hub of activity housing galleries, studios, shops, and restaurants. The Fábrica is a fascinating place to shop, to experience a wide variety of artistic styles and techniques, to take a stroll through the corridors and courtyards, or to relax with food and drink in one of the restaurants.
Art Walk/Anniversary Celebration
Sat, Feb 6, 5-8pm
Fábrica la Aurora
Owned and operated by the Garay family from 1932 to the present day, the history of the Fábrica is told in photographs in the principal corridor. This is a permanent exhibition and worth more than a fleeting glance. In these pictures you will see some of the old machinery that has now been incorporated into galleries and public spaces. Since it was converted to an arts and design center, artists from almost every Mexican state and many foreign countries have occupied galleries or studios in this historic building.
The anniversary celebration will showcase new work by the resident artists in addition to exhibitions by invited participants. Terra Mizwa will open a new exhibition of her paintings and sculptures, entitled “Out of the Caves.” Six Zoho Gallery artists will each create a surprise painting or sculpture. Galería Aller will showcase the new work of Eglen Aridjis, and Merry Calderoni will open Soldaderas II, composed of new paintings as well as some that were exhibited in the Museum of Art in Querétaro. The event is open to the public.