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

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Toledo not a roof fan

Francisco Toledo, the painter, who is arguably Oaxaca's greatest patron, having sponsored many restoration and beautification projects, thinks the new roof over the Guelaguezta Stadium is "ugly."  The artist has joined others in condemning the project saying that the money could have been spent on more pressing needs.
Toledo, the founder of the Institute of Graphical Arts of Oaxaca (IAGO), is sorry that so much money  has been spent on this project; “There are so many needs in the state, that this is a barbarism.... There is a need to erase this clown outfit, that is can be seen from any part of the city, because aesthetically it is very, very ugly....  This monstrosity can be seen from every angle, it presence dominates the city."

full story from El Imparcial.


Anonymous said...

What el Maestro says is true. It is an eyesore that is in our faces every day of the year while it is only needed a few days a year.

It will be interesting to see if the spectators embrace the roof.


Christopher Stowens said...

I am holding off judgment until the Guelaguetza comes and goes. How's that for equivocation?