The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
A couple of years in San Sebastian Etla and now, just down the road in San Pablo Etla. Life is good.

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Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Artists and their art - Christian Thornton

Yesterday we were lucky to attend the opening of an exhibit at CASA in San Agustin Etla, by Christian Thornton, a renown glass artist who has a studio in nearby Etla.  His work is really spectacular and he pushes the limits of new techniques in glass.  As noted before, the contemporary visual arts scene is really happening here, more vibrant than anywhere I been.  So it was a crowded gathering at the noon opening. Thornton is a co-founder of Studio Xaquixe and his many years of working with glass are evident in the wide-range of his pieces.  Here he is with maestro Fransisco Toledo to open the show.
In one of the galleries.
There were just enough people there to make me nervous, the whole "bull in a china shop thing."  I did not get enough shots of his art.
Interesting technique of printing on glass.
The artist through his art.
The exhibition is up through September. 
 Congratulations, maestro Thornton, on a great show.


oaxacakate said...

"The artist through his art" shot is brilliant!

Christopher Stowens said...

Gracias. It is a really good show. Well worth the trip should you decide to make it.