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THURSDAY, April 6,  2017
5 pm - 7 pm

INSTITUTO ALLENDE ESCUELA DE ARTE Y ESPANOL
Ancha de San Antonio No. 22

ADMISSION:
100 pesos donation at the door

Join Audubon de Mexico for our first annual Wild Arts Festival nature art exhibition and sale on Thursday, April 6th in the beautiful garden setting of Instituto Allende Escuela de Arte y Espanol.

The event includes live music, a welcome drink and no-host bar. Proceeds benefit Audubon's Niños y Naturaleza environmental and community stewardship program.

Featured ART

40 original works of art created for the festival by local artists. Each artist has used a 10"x10" wood box as a canvas, frame, or base for their individual paintings, mixed-media, glass, metal, clay, assemblage, jewelry or photography.

$100 USD/$2000 pesos each, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Wood benches, transformed by artists into a work of art by painting, carving or embellishing with mosaic for garden or interior settings. The four-foot benches were built by students of the Escuela de Educación Especial who are learning the art of wood-working from skilled craftsmen.

Starting bids range from $150 USD/$4000 pesos - $500 USD/$10,000 pesos.

To add intrigue to the event and to allow the art to speak for itself, all of the above works
will be sold anonymously; the artist’s name revealed only after the work is purchased.
(Although you may recognize the work, as many notable artists have contributed to the festival.)

Works from the estate of artist Karen Von Felten. Karen passed away two years ago and it was her wish that her work benefit local non-profits. We are honored to present her nature-themed monotype and pastel works. Available for purchase through silent auction.

50 whimsical paper mache birds have been constructed especially for the Festival by Hermes Arroyo. Hermes, a skilled artisan in the art of Mexican paper mache and the maker of San Miguel's famous mojigangas, guided students of Audubon's Niños y Naturaleza program in painting the birds. The students volunteered to paint and donate their masterpieces to the Festival. Made with love and available for adoption for $25 USD/500 pesos.

Event DETAILS

• Musical artists, Hopalong and Rolando , a guitar duo performing tangos, boleros and salsa, will contribute to the atmosphere of celebration amidst the fountains, trees, and flowers of the Instituto's garden.

• Bar service will be provided by Carne Vino Grill, located in the Instituto. If you would like to enjoy dinner following the event, the restaurant is offering a 10 percent discount to Festival attendees.

• Come to view the art and mingle with the artists. If you choose to make a purchase, know that you have not only invested in a one-of-a-kind piece of art, but know that your money will go a long way in supporting Audubon's Niños y Naturaleza program.

• Cash, check or credit card payment through PayPal will be accepted.

Audubon de México is a non-profit environmental organization working locally to foster environmental and community stewardship. Our Niños y Naturaleza program leads public school students, parents and teachers, on a three year journey of discovering the world of nature through the eyes of a bird; and blends the natural sciences with creative arts, gardening, and outdoor adventures to help our youth form a caring connection with nature and the values and skills that will empower them to become active contributors to a healthy, sustainable society - for the sake of their future and for nature itself.

Featured ARTISTS
   
Adrian Ross Leigh Hayes
Alan Goldfarb Linda Soberman
Alberto Lenz Linda Whynman
Anado McLauchlin Luisa Fields
Bea Aaronson Marcela Evans
Bruce Janklow Marisa Ross
Carol Schifman Marti McGinnis
David Leonardo Mary Jane Miller
Deborah White Maureen Morris
Diane Varney Mila Villasana
Elaine Grenier Raé Miller
Elizabeth Watt Ri Anderson
Erica Daborn Robert Graham
Evelyne Pouget Robert Merrill Sweeny
Fernando Hernández Roberto Buchanan
Gordon Morris Rohana Laing
Heidi Levasseur Sheridan Sansegundo
Hope Palmer Susan Fiori
Jane Dill Susan Santiago
Kathleen Cammarata Terra Mizwa
Lane VanDoren Thomas Humphry
Lavinia Ruiz Wendy Weber
Leah Feldon William Martin

 


 
 
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