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Ribera Arts Review - March 31, 2012

Ajijic arts festival

Be sure to make time in your schedules to visit the second annual Festival Cultural Sangre Viva, a three-day program of art and performances derived from Mexico’s indigenous roots.

Ribera Arts Review - March 24, 2012


The March meeting of the Culinary Arts Society of Ajijic (CASA) was a very special one, as one of the members, Ginger Perkins, won her BING award so very early in the year. The BING is awarded to any CASA member who has three first place wins within a one-year period. Perkins won first-place ribbons in January, February and March of this year!

Ribera Arts Review - January 7, 2012

Singing for the brain begins at LCS

A weekly sing-along will begin Monday, January 16, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the gazebo at the Lake Chapala Society.

Ribera Arts Review - March 17, 2012

Judged show

The Ajijic Society of the Arts (ASA) opens its annual Judged Show on Saturday, March 17, 5 p.m. at the Ajijic Cultural Center located on the village’s principal plaza.

Ribera Arts Review – December 31, 2011

Musical Christ story

The story of Christ was told in an amazing musical presentation by five talented musicians at the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services of the Lake Chapala Baptist Church.

The talents were those of Eric Callis on guitar, Patrick Dumouchel, vocals and percussion; Bob Hendrick, vocals, mandolin, banjo and steel guitar; Judy Hendrick, vocals and keyboard and eight-year-old Miguel Nguyen, vocals and percussion.

Nguyen captivated the congregation with his presentation of the entire genealogy of Matthew, Chapter 1.

Ribera Arts Review - March 10, 2012

Fantastic flamenco

MAS Musica ends its 2011-2012 season with a fiery flourish, presenting VIVA! Flamenco on Tuesday, March 13, 7:30 p.m. at Auditorio de la Ribera del Lago in La Floresta, Ajijic.

Ribera Arts Review - December 24, 2011

Cultural center

An exhibit featuring the work of three talented Lakeside artists opens with a reception at the Ajijic Cultural Center (on the main plaza) on Saturday, January 7, 4-8 p.m.

Ribera Arts Review - February 25, 2012


MAS Musica presents a show of flamenco dance featuring Viva Flamenco from Mexico City on Tuesday, March 13, 7:30 p.m. at Auditorio de la Ribera del Lago.

Ribera Arts Review - December 17, 2011

The Nutcracker

Instituto Loyola de Chapala will again present its abbreviated version of the Nutcracker ballet on Friday, December 16, with two performances at Auditorio de la Ribera del Lago in La Floresta at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Ribera Arts Review - February 18, 2012

Music festival

All the indications suggest that the Scotiabank Northern Lights Music Festival will see larger audiences this year. More folks than ever have purchased “Patron” packages but a few are still left for those who would like to be included in this privileged category. Contact Patron chairperson Judy Parker for more information at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Ribera Arts Review - December 8, 2011

Fiesta and art

A new exhibit with the title “The Rainy Season,” featuring several stunning paintings by Nancy Gray, opened Friday, December 9 at La Bella Vida.

Ribera Arts Review - February 11, 2012

The beach

Ken Gosh opens his El Gallo Gallery (Guadalupe Victoria 30, Ajijic) on Saturday and Sunday, February 11 and 12, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for an exhibit of paintings created by his students during a recent workshop in Melaque.

Ribera Arts Review - December 1, 2011

Michoacan spirit

Several communities of Michoacan will congregate in Ajijic for their annual artisans’ exhibition on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 9, 10 and 11 and possibly into December 12. The venue this year will be the new amphitheater area on Ajijic’s malecon, just across the street from the Abbeyfield home at the foot of Aquiles Serdan on the lakeshore. The exhibition will feature the fantastic ceramics of Ocumicho, pottery from Patamban, embroidery and straw artwork from around Lake Patzcuaro and new work from Cocucho that will include pots for plants, along with their famous urns. Warm, hand-loomed shawls from Anguhuan will be available for purchase.

Ribera Arts Review - February 4, 2012

Something new

Marco Zaragoza debuts a dazzling new art form at an exhibit opening on Saturday, February 4, 4-6 p.m. at the Ajijic Cultural Center.

Ribera Arts Review - November 26, 2011

Painting guild

The Lake Chapala Painting Guild opens its first juried show at the Ajijic Cultural Center on Saturday, December 10, with a reception from 5-7 p.m. featuring refreshments and entertainment. The public is invited to view paintings in a variety of media, including oil, watercolor, gouache, acrylic, encaustic, pastel and mixed media. The show will remain up until Friday, December 23.

Ribera Arts Review - January 28, 2012

Jewish films

The Third Annual Jewish Film Festival will get underway on Sunday, February 5 with the showing of a short film, “The Wall” and “Infidel,” beginning at 2 p.m. (starting early to accommodate Superbowl fans). All the other films will be shown, one each Sunday for six weeks, at 3 p.m. at the movie theater at Plaza Bugambilias.

Ribera Arts Review - November 19, 2011

VIVA Christmas

Guadalajara soprano Dolores Moreno will headline the Christmas Concert for VIVA la Musica! on Thursday, December 1 at Auditorio de la Ribera del Lago.

Ribera Arts Review - January 21, 2012

Hymn festival

A hymn festival to be directed by distinguished choir conductor Thomas Pavlechko will be held on Sunday, February 5, 4 p.m. at Saint Andrew’s Anglican Church in Riberas del Pilar. Pavlechko, who is a widely published composer of choral anthems, liturgical music, Psalm settings and more than 100 hymn tunes, will direct the Saint Andrew’s choir.

Ribera Arts Review - November 12, 2011


Don’t kid yourselves. Christmas is fast approaching and the Lakeside Carolers have set December 16 as the date for making the rounds. Belva McIrvin de Velazquez and  Kay Borkowski are putting it all together.

Ribera Arts Review - January 14, 2012


Tickets are on sale for the performance by Sinfonica de San Luis Potosi  at the Auditorio de la Ribera del Lago in La Floresta on Thursday, January 19.

Ribera Arts Review - November 5, 2011


Galeria de Arte Axixic, owned by local artist Jesus Lopez Vega, will re-open after a remodeling on Saturday, November 12, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Besides his own mystical Mexican paintings, Lopez will offer an exhibition of works by Kathy Seaboyer, Linda Richards, Gloria Palazzo, Cha Chazano, Gabriel Mariscal, Judy Dykstra-Brown, Isidro Xilonxochilt, DePaul Durham, Pat Apt and Antonio Lopez.

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