Thu–Fri, Oct 28–29, 12–6pm
Ancha de San Antonio 22, Centro
By Zara Chandra Fernández
On Thursday and Friday, October 28 and 29, 2021, more than 30 artists from Colonia San Antonio will be spotlighted in a collective “Pop Up” exhibition at Instituto Allende, Ancha de San Antonio 22. The collective exposition will be open from 12–6pm.
This “Pop Up” signals the return of the MyStudio Art Walk and previews a sampling from artists who will open their studios to the public for the upcoming annual event. The popular open studio happening is held every third weekend of February and features the studios of artists throughout Colonia San Antonio. Due to the pandemic, MyStudio Art Walk 2021 was cancelled. Happily, MyStudio/MiEstudio will return this February 19 and 20, 2022. Stay tuned for more details.
The Pop Up Preview includes 30+ artists working in acrylic, watercolor, oil, collage, jewelry, ceramics, photography, mixed media, and textiles. Artists featured: Lindsay Duval, Alifie Rojas, Edith Robertson, Katrina Noel, Isabelle Manhes, Emmanuel Sierra, Bruce Stewart, Claudia Stewart, Linda Joy, Joe Campiere, Mary Jane Miller, Lori Schwilling, Lucia Garza Marcos, Alejandra Treviño, Casa Mata, Leslie Kate, Jonathan Williams, Peter Gee, Pakina Langenscheidt, Sharon Jeffers, Terra Mizwa, Peter Leventhal, Roberto Buchanan, B. Sophie Weinberger, Agapito Jimenez, James Gritz, Alejandro Palomar, Peter Summer, Peter A Davis, Meryl Truett, and Zara Fernández M.B.
The entrance for the MyStudio Pop Up will be the main academic entrance of the Instituto Allende on Ancha de San Antonio 22.
The San Antonio Open Studio Art Walk began circa 2013. Starting with a smaller event headed by Shannon Reece, which evolved into the San Antonio Open Studios headed by Jane Dill and Kathleen Cammarata, it then evolved into MyStudio/MiEstudio headed by Peter A Davis. Currently, the organization is in the trusty hands of Zara Fernandez M.B Director of Operations of the Institute Allende (assisted by Meryl Truett and Peter A Davis.)
The colonia San Antonio is one of the oldest colonias in San Miguel de Allende beginning to develop in the early 20th century. San Antonio is a lively area of traditional Mexican families and many artists who call the area home.
MyStudio´s main mission is to recognize and promote national and foreign artists who make up a varied and inclusive community. MyStudio is also proud of the free Outreach Program that celebrates the Mexican heritage and emerging artists of the Colonia.
The Instituto Allende, founded in 1950 and incorporated to the University of Guanajuato continues to be a Plastic and Visual Arts University that also offers a variety of non-accredited art workshops, Spanish programs, conferences and seminars for the general public and is affiliated with the Veterans Affairs of the United States of America (G.I Bill / Post 911).
We look forward you joining us on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 of October from 12-6pm to see the work of our San Antonio Artists. All COVID-19 safety precautions and protocols will be in place.