San Miguel Sketches at Galería Izamal
Smile, You Are in San Miguel
By Jade Aroyo
Galería Izamal is the oldest cooperative gallery in town and a reference point for many local artists. It was founded in 1992 and is located next to the Ángela Peralta Theater. It is a fair trade gallery, where you can meet the artists themselves and purchase the piece directly from them.
The gallery also features the work of artists María Bracho, Juan Ezcurdia, Mary Jo Dolle, Javier García, Leslie Jakobovitz, Roberto López Fuentevilla, Henry Vermillion, and Britt Zaist, all Izamal members. Last Saturday, the first day of spring, we attended the opening of their new exhibition by new resident artist Bill Morrow, who presented the show “The Streets of San Miguel.”
Bill’s latest works are very detailed drawings of San Miguel done with pen, pencil, and some accents of watercolor, along with other pictures from travels through Europe. Most of the small black and white drawings can be spotted by locals as to exact location because of their precise details. Come to admire the drawings and recognize these beloved spots and corners of out city.