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ART GLEN

ART GLEN

Glen Rogers Open Studio Introduces New Work

By Mary A. Rowe

ART GLEN

The Glen Rogers Studio in colonia San Antonio has begun a regular series of open studio events on the second Sunday of each month, from 2–5pm. This is an opportunity to have a conversation with an artist and view or purchase their work.

Glen’s work ranges from paintings, prints, and drawings to metal wall sculpture. Her work has been exhibited internationally. Her most recent solo show was part of the Bienal Internacional de Grabado in Lima.

Rogers, a relatively recent arrival to San Miguel de Allende, spent the last 17 years in Mazatlán. As part of her involvement in the arts community there, she started the city’s monthly artwalks. As owner of Galería Luna, she organized international artist exchanges and exhibitions. She is a master printer who teaches monotype workshops (see her website for upcoming classes).

Rogers is excited about her relocation to San Miguel and says “At this point in my life, this is the perfect place for me to be.”

Asked why she relocated here, she said, “I was ready for a change and began looking around for another city in México. I’d taught printmaking workshops in Oaxaca for a number of years and truly love that city, but when I went to check it out, I couldn’t picture myself living there. While in Oaxaca, I turned my focus to San Miguel, scanning real estate online, and found my little house.”

She says her work is “symbolic abstraction,” using archetypal symbols derived from nature and the sacred sites she’s visited worldwide. “It’s somewhat mystical and has a distinctly feminine quality. I use bold strokes and subtle textures in both color and black and white.” She calls her work intuitive, “accessed through the heart versus the head. I work in several different mediums, which makes life in the studio more interesting. I make monotype prints, one-of-a-kind images on an etching press, and also paint in oil and do some charcoal drawings.” Rogers also designs sculptures fabricated in steel and copper for homes and public spaces.

“My work is inspired by visiting sacred sites and cultures around the world such as caves in the South of France, Newgrange in Ireland, Machu Picchu in Peru, and, most recently, Morocco with its Moorish design and architecture. In my book, Art & Sacred Sites: Connecting with Spirit of Place, I introduce these journeys and how each one bore a new wave of creativity in the studio. From the symbolism found in the markings and structures to a sense of the spiritual, I try to capture the essence thru my art.”

 

Art Opening

Artist Open Studio

Glen Rogers

Sun, Nov 11, 2–5pm

28 de Abril Norte 56, col San Antonio

(Between Pila Seca and Orizaba)

Cell: 669 933 8005

glenrogersart.com

Free

Open to the public second Sunday of each month or by appointment

 

 

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