The Dust Devil
Smile, You Are in San Miguel
By Jade Arroyo
La Tolvanera is an initiative created by the artist Lorenzo Lorenzzo which, besides exposing his own graphic and sculptural work, also serves as space for guest artists, young and independent Mexicans who develop in various disciplines of both the visual and applied arts. Last May the Tijuana artist Taquito Jocoque took up the first residence and completed a pop-up show with the work she produced during her time in San Miguel. Last Saturday the second set of these pop up shows took place. This time the theme was fashion and design and the points where they meet with art.
La Tolvanera brought in the work of six designers: the jewelers Frederique Mercure, Daniela Pruneda, and Lunática; illustrators Lorenzo and Mamika; and the collective of Mexican clothing Mano Santa. They invited friends and the community in general to celebrate and buy directly from the creators in this series of events, featuring music, a house-invented drink by Blu, art, and design in a homey, warm, and spontaneous way.
La Tolvanera (which means dust devil of the desert) is located on Teneriás 2b, Centro. To learn more or make an appointment, visit their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/latolvaneragallery