Dec 042009

The Zihrena Gallery is a virtual gallery of Mexican art and cultural influence.

The gallery has had presence on-line since 1999 and features a number of artists from Mexico as well as as other parts of the world whose works reflect a special relationship with this country and its colorful and expressive culture.

Footbridge 1999

Footbridge 1999, by Peter Schworer

Amongst our artists are featured Miguel Angel Guerrero Garro, Katalina Guerrero, Graciela, Salvador Gonzalez, and Lauri Copeman.

We also honor the memories and fine works of Peter Schworer, accomplished surf and beach artist; Arq. Arturo Macias, master sculptor and promoter of the folklore and art of Michoacan, Mexico; and Kirsti Alopaeus, expressive and vibrant depicter of the spirit of women and the tropics.

We hope you enjoy wandering through these pages and spaces, and we welcome any feedback and comments.


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Jan 232015

Art show: Fantasías y Realidades | Fantasies and Realities

Local Zihuatanejo, Mexico, artists Tamara, Graciela, and Enzo are joining forces in a collective exhibit of their paintings in acrylics and oils on Thursday, February 5, 2015, at the Zihuatanejo archaeological museum, Museo Arqueológico de la Costa Grande, Paseo del Pescador, Colonia Centro, Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico. Opening at 18:00 (6:00 p.m.).

Art Show Zihuatanejo

Oct 062014
José Ignacio Wert, Spain’s minister of education, culture, and sport, assured Spanish television viewers that four major works of art that had been sent to the Prado museum in Madrid for safekeeping during the Spanish Civil War will remain where they are and not be returned to the Royal Collections. The works in question include Hieronymus Bosch’s fabulous triptych of The Garden of Earthly Delights and Tintoretto’s The Foot Washing.

Prado will keep its Bosch and Tintoretto

Spain’s culture minister dispels concerns that Old Masters
would move to Madrid’s Royal Collections

Source: Prado will keep its Bosch and Tintoretto. Published online: 03 October 2014

Tintoretto’s The Foot Washing will
remain in the Prado


Jun 062014

Capella Ixtapa, respected art galleries such as GALART and Arte Nativo, and  local experts join forces to host a Festival de Arte (Art Festival) every weekend during the month of June, 2014.

Galart-Capella Festival de Arte


During June, art and culture will be celebrated at Capella resort in Ixtapa.

Every Friday evening during June, Capella Ixtapa will host a cocktail and showing of the works of a number of renown artists. There will be painting, object art, jewelry, and a tobacco and cigar showing. The artists will be present to discuss their work.

Every Saturday, a series of classes and exhibit-lectures will be conducted by various artists and experts. Classes will cover painting, jewelry, tobacco and cigar exhibit and demonstrations, and lectures by Rodolfo Lobato, the archaeologist in charge of the Soledad de Maciel (Xihuacan) archaeological site near Ixtapa Zihuatanejo.

For more information and to make reservations for the events, contact Capella Ixtapa at US Toll Free 1 877 296 8889; Local telephone: 755 555 1100

Capella Cocktail Nights

Program for the weekend of June 6, 7, and 8, 2014:

Friday, June 6 in the Terrace Bar from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.:

Opening cocktail with showing and sale of the works of three of Galart’s renown and exclusive artists, Lauri Copeman, Michael Hackett, and Monica Gutierrez. Cocktails (margaritas and beer) and canapes will be served. Cost: $15 USD or $200 pesos per person, including taxes and service.

Saturday, June 7 on the Capella Yoga Deck from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.:

Painting class using various painting techniques, conducted by Lauri Copeman. Cost: $15 USD or $200 pesos per person. Cost includes all materials necessary for your finished painting (please reserve at Ext. 5082)

Sunday, June 8 at the Capella reception hall and library from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.:

Art exhibit and sale of pieces (paintings, jewelry, etc.) by various Galart designers, including Lauri Copeman, Monica Gutierrez, Emilia Castillo, Ayala Bar, Manuelle Mizrahii, and D’Argenta.

Capella Art Classes


May 242014

The “Manos Por Mexico” exhibit, in honor of surrealist artist and designer Pedro Friedeberg, will open at the Franz Mayer Museum in Mexico City on June 5, 2014.

Manos Por Mexico Exhibit 2014

Pedro Friedeberg, born in Italy and brought to Mexico as a young child, has spent much of his life in this country, making Mexico City his home. He shared ideas and experiences with Leonora Carrington, Edward James, Pita Amor, Alice Rahon, and Antonio Souza. His masterpiece and most widely recognized work is his “Hand-Chair” (Mano Silla, 1962), and this exhibit will feature reproductions done by plastic artists of that well-known piece.

Opening date and time: June 5, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
Location: Museo Franz Mayer, Hidalgo 45, Centro Histórico, Mexico, D.F.
Telephone: 5518-2266


May 232014

The Fashion and Textile Museum of London announces the first-ever exhibition on the rebozo–the classic Mexican shawl made famous in 20th century culture by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

This exhibit will include a painting by Zihuatanejo artist Graciela.

The exhibit explores the key role textiles have played in promoting Mexican culture worldwide from the 17th century to the present day. Continue reading »

Mar 242014

The Black Swan Gallery of San Miguel del Allende, Mexico, will open a showing of paintings by Zihuatanejo artist Grace Relfe (Graciela) as well as carvings by master mask carver Gerald Shawn on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.

The gallery is located at Sollano 32, Centro, San Miguel de Allende. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tel. (415) 121-4301.

Grace Relfe paintings at the Black Swan Gallery


Oct 272011

Borda Gardens (Jardin Borda), in Cuernavaca, Morelos, will be showing the art of  “Graciela” Grace Relfe–“Tropical Dreams of the Sea” (Sueños Tropicales del Mar)— from November 25th, 2011 through January 22nd, 2012.

The exhibit will officially open on Friday, November 25th at 7 p.m.

See Graciela´s work online…

The Art of Grace Relfe in Cuernavaca


Sep 022011
Katalina Guerrero - Textile art

Katalina Guerrero – Textile art

Katalina Guerrero´s textile art gained placement as a finalist in the Mexican national competition, Arte 40. This piece, along with those of fellow finalists in the Plastic Arts category and entries in the categories of Installation Art, Multimedia, Urban Art and Alternative media, will be on exhibit at the Museo Nacional de Arte(National Art Museum) in Mexico City from September 1 through 30, 2011.

You can vote for Katalina entry or any other entered in this competition at the official Arte 40 website (registration required):!prettyPhoto/19/

Jun 292011

Katalina Guerrero will be at the OPEN STUDIO SHOW at SVA (School of Visual Arts, New York) on Thursday June 30, 2011 from 6 to 9 pm. The show will feature work by artists from the SVA Summer Residency Program.

Katalina Guerrero SVA 2011

Katalina Guerrero SVA 2011

Address: 335 W 16th Ave, New York, NY; Studio #34 on the 4th floor.

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