Thirteenth Anniversary of Fábrica La Aurora
By Jade Arroyo
Fábrica La Aurora recently celebrated thirteen years as the best art and design center in town. From its beginnings in l902 as a textile factory until its closing in 1990, La Aurora was an essential economic force and a major contributor to the cultural history of San Miguel. Today as a center for art and design, the repurposed building continues the tradition as a vital part of San Miguel´s history and cultural life.
We saw new works by Edgardo Kerlegand, “Mother Earth” and “Father Sun,” along with selected work from his first ten years in the Fábrica; an homage to the late Toller Cranston at Mario Oliva gallery; and new works by talented Merry Calderoni. Galeria Rolando Garcia presented new work by Adolfo Garcia titled “Campos de Luz.”
The February art walk was a big party attended by the whole town, with friends greeting each other, toasting, and joined by the love of art.
Touring the Fábrica is a delightful experience that transports you to different scenarios, experiencing the history that permeates the remains of textile machinery, the privilege of seeing the open ateliers of artists, more abstract design proposals, or elegant whites for the home.