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

Santo Domingo
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

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

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christopher Huck - Opening in Teotitlan

There are many things one can do and see in Teotitlan del Valle.  There are the dancers, the processions, the weaving, the food, but going to an art opening? Now that's a rarity.  Yesterday, just before the last curve to enter the village proper, was just such an event.  And it will be the first of many as Christopher Huck and his wife, Laura Fisher, both talented artists, plan on following this initial gallery opening with one every three months.  They live in the village, but this little fiesta was at their gallery.
The art speaks for itself, filled with vibrant color.
Here's a link to this body of work, but his is extensive, as he is a very accomplished blacksmith with amazing metal work.  Check out some of it here

It was an interesting setting.  Girls from the village, in traditional outfits, served food and drinks.  The neighbors came, as well as people from the village, so there was a touch of Zapotec formality.  There were also visitors from the city and beyond.  And even some normal crazy artist types.
All were treated to quite a wonderful show.
We talked at some length about how living here has effected our art.  Hey, it effects one's whole perspective, so it would only make sense to have it infused in his work.  And the magic is sure there.

Those of you here for Navidad have to go check it out.


Emiliano Zapata said...

Thanks for your kind words, Chris.
-Chris Huck

dtrev said...

sounds like a fine I would have much enjoyed. Buena suerte y adelante.

David Wright

Jo Ann Randall said...

Wonderfully written article and such a warm New Year's gift to the world to see Chris Huck's newest art online. Absolutely beautiful and so obviously in touch with the incredible people around him and Laurie (my cousin) in Oaxaca.

Christopher Stowens said...

Yes, it was a fine show, a real pleasure to attend. And of course, I will be at Laura's, which is in three months.