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

Friday, August 11, 2017

Garzas - Herons by Jesus Sosa and family

Here's another remarkable music stand by Jesus Sosa Calvo and family of San Martin Tilcajete. 
They created twenty-six atriles or stands over the years and they really perfected the whole style and functional aspects of the pieces.  I really wish they were all here in a museum in Oaxaca... or a museum anywhere.  I also wish I could see all sixty plus on stage being used by an orchestra, but if wishes were fishes.....


Bev in Ct said...

we just returned home from Santa Fe New Mexico where they have an incredible folk art museum
I am sure they would love to have your collection! We do have contact names if you are interested.
There also is a folk art museum in NY-a bit easier to transport the music stands
They really should be seen--they are incredible

Christopher Stowens said...

Yes, send me the contact info. I would love to see them here in Oaxaca, but you know... it's Mexico and reimporting would be a challenge. Glad you enjoy them. I'll post a couple more.

lani.calvert said...
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lani.calvert said...

Yes, there is a wonderful, well-respected folk art museum here in San Diego too, called the Mingei International Museum. I would think they would want to exhibit it as well: If you need, I could drop by and ask about a contact.

The Observer said...

The San Antonio Museum of Art has a large collection of Latin American folk art ...from Nelson Rockefeller, who put Oaxaca on the map back in the 30's. The Fine Art Museum of Houston, Gary Tinterow Director, has made a strong commitment to Latin American art and is boosting its collection. I'm sure either of these would be interested and both have access to much needed funding. Do it! These are gorgeous.
Gary M

Christopher Stowens said...

Thanks for all these suggestions. I will follow up and see what happens. In the meantime, I'm glad to share them with you all.