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Ribera Arts Review – July 27, 2013

Iron man gets to work

The Ajijic Plaza remodeling project is finally back on track, with local iron sculptor Ramon Heredia Lares picking up his blowtorch early last week to begin work on the artistic railing that will wrap around the central kiosko bandstand. Although he is barely getting started with the basic framework, his sketches show images of ducks, herons, pelicans and other elements of Lake Chapala’s rich bird life that are focused in the design. The artist expects it will take him another two months to complete the project, including finishing touches to be painted in pastel shades.  

Ribera Arts Review – July 20, 2013

The Naked Stage, which presents minimalistic play readings for adult theater lovers, presents “Do Not Go Gentle,” a comedy/drama by Susan L. Zeder, on Friday, July 26, Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28.

Ribera Arts Review – July 13, 2013

The second concert in the series of summer concerts organized by Viva la Musica takes place at St. Andrews Church on Sunday, July 21, 4 p.m. (the bar and seating open at 3 p.m.). The performers will be the Cronopios Ensemble and Cuauhtemoc Garcia.

Ribera Arts Review - July 6, 2013

The Lake Chapala Society children’s art program will offer a summer camp running from July 22 through 26 with a selection of workshops in oil painting, watercolors, engraving, papier mache and jewelry-making. 

Ribera Arts Review - June 29, 2013

Centro Regional de Estudios Musicales (CREM), and their professional orchestra directed by Emmanuel Medeles Medina together with CREM’s Children’s Orchestra, is holding its 2013 summer concert at the Auditorio de la Ribera on Saturday, July 6, 7 p.m.  

Ribera Arts Review - June 15, 2013

The event to benefit Lake Chapala, Una Tarde de Verano (A Summer Afternoon), is  billed as “a unique fun happening involving music, art, yoga, arts and crafts and good food, set in a beautiful garden overlooking Lake Chapala.”

Ribera Arts Review - June 8, 2013

The recent works of painter Adriana Perez Cadena – including this piece titled “Impression in movement” – will be shown at Galeria Gecko (Ocampo 6, Ajijic), with an opening reception scheduled for Saturday, June 8, 5-8 p.m. Wine and snacks will be offered.

The exhibit will be up until July 8.

Ribera Arts Review – May 25, 2013


Hear some great classical guitar music at Chapala’s Gonzalez Gallo Cultural Center (old train station) on Thursday, June 13, when University of Guadalajara Music School teachers David Mozqueda and Winy Kellner team up for a concert.

Mozqueda is arguably the best classical guitarist in Mexico.

The acoustics in the Gonzalez Gallo building should be ideal for a guitar concert. The admission is just 50 pesos that will go into the coffers to help fund the summer school of arts held each year at the Gonzalez Gallo. The concert begins at 6 p.m.

Ribera Arts Review – May 18, 2013

The Naked Stage, producers of minimalist play readings for adult theater lovers, will present “Hot Line” by Elaine May and “The Spelling of Coynes by Jules Tosca on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 24, 25 and 26. Collette Clavadetscher is directing.

Roseann Wilshire, Mark Bennett, Howard Feldstein, Zane Pumiglia, Clay McAdam and Don Pruitt appear in “Hot Line.”

The cast of “The Spelling of Coynes” includes Jon DeYoung, Shirley Appelbaum, Joan Lowy Warren, Bob Jones, Barbara Pruitt and Amy Friend. 

Ribera Arts Review – May 11, 2013


Efren Gonzalez, local artist and manager of the Ajijic Cultural Center, will hold an art auction on Friday, May 17, beginning on the north side of the Ajijic Plaza at 6 p.m.

The auction will benefit the project to complete the sculpture donated to the town by master sculptor Miguel Miramontes.

Besides a tent up to shade everyone from the sun and heat, there will be refreshments served. Come out and help.

Those artists who wish to donate work to be auctioned should contact Gonzalez at (376) 766-5381.

The task of finishing Miramontes’ work is well underway at a foundry in Guadalajara. For Ajijic to own a work by this acclaimed sculptor will put Ajijic even further on the country’s artistic map, Gonzalez believes.

Those artists who wish to donate work to be auctioned should contact Gonzalez at (376) 766-5381.

Ribera Arts Review – May 4, 2013

El Gallo

Ken Gosh is closing his El Gallo exhibition gallery at Guadalupe Victoria 30 in Ajijic. His paintings will be shown in future at Studio 18 (Colon 18, Ajijic). He will continue to teach his watercolor classes at El Gallo and will open the gallery for special events.

For more information, call Gosh at (376) 766-4171.

Ribera Arts Review - April 20, 2013

Party art

Mexican artists Francisco Gonzalez, Noel Gonzalez, Manuel Santillan, David Mendoza and others are staging an art party on Friday, April 19, 2-7 p.m. at Calle Mezcala 86 (between P. Monroy and Avenida La Estacion), Colonia Las Redes in Chapala.

Ribera Arts Review - April 13, 2013

The Naked Stage

The Naked Stage stages minimalistic play readings for adult theater lovers. Their next presentation will be “Boston Marriage” by David Mamet on April 19, 20 and 21, 4 p.m. at the Naked Stage Theatre.  Directed by Phyllis Silverman, the cast includes three veteran actors: Betty Lloyd Robinson, Jeritza McCarter and Diana Rowland.

Ribera Arts Review - April 6, 2013

Rural photos

Amazingly beautiful photographs by Rodd Pye taken during Xill Fessenden’s recent field workshops are on exhibit at Ajijic’s Quattro Gallery (Colon 9).

Ribera Arts Review - March 23, 2013

Maestros del Arte

The board of the Feria Maestros del Arte has determined this year’s date and location for the festival. The event will return to the Chapala Yacht Club for the weekend of November 15-17. If you’d like more details on the location or possible vending space contact Feria Coordinator Donna Williams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Ribera Arts Review - March 9, 2013

Auditorium acoustics

Hooray for the improved auditorium. The appearance and acoustics are much improved thanks to the efforts of Pro Auditorio and the contributions of members of Lakeside musical organizations. All agree that the money was well spent!