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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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.

Jun 072011
Here is the June update for shows and new paintings by Lauri Copeman:
May 31 – June 17, 2011
Vancouver Federation Gallery, 1241 Cartwright Street, Granville IslandVancouver, BC
Canvas Unbound – Juried group exhibition
June 17, 2011
Penticton Shatford Center, 760 Main St., Penticton, BC
Triptych – Juried group exhibition
June 20 – July 3
Little Straw Winery, 2815 Ourtoland Road, West Kelowna, BC
Group exhibition
July 25 – July 27
House of Rose Winery, 2270 Garner Road, Kelowna, B.C
Art in Process Exhibition and auction
In Studio – Studio 113
Rotary Center for the Arts, Kelowna, B.C.
Cariñoso.600 X 900 cm.Acrylic on Canvas
Lift!700 X 1000 cm.Oil on Canvas
Scars of the Metis Grandaughter (repainted). 700 X 500 cm.Acrylic on Canvas

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May 242011

A memorial gathering and homage to master sculptor Arturo Macias, whose incredible sculptures of the goddesses and great women of Mexico, among other figures and representations, have graced many lives both here and around the world, took place in his home town of Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico.

Arturo Macias sculpture

Sculpture by Arturo Macias

Arturo Macias passed away on May 10, 2011

Learn more about Arturo Macia and his evocative sculptures.

Apr 052011

Artist and photographer,  Salvador Gonzalez, a native and resident of the city of Puebla in central Mexico, is newly featured in the Zihrena Gallery this month. Now in his 80s, his works are evocative of the old and traditional Mexican way of life, full of character and charisma.

Learn about Salvador Gonzalez E. and view some of his watercolors that are currently available.

Mar 172011

March 2011

Lauri Copemans work and presence now forms part of Studio 113, a Resident Artist Co-op/studio in Kelowna, B.C., Canada, where she shares space and perspective with fellow artists Julia Trops, Angela Bonten, and Trina Ganson.

More info about the studio and its artists is available from the Kelowna Rotary Centre for the Arts website:

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Jan 252011

Coming up in February of 2011 are two Guerrero expositions, both taking place in Zihuatanejo, Gro., Mexico at Coconuts Restaurant.

NOTE: There has been a rescheduling of these two events into a combined exposition of both the Textile Arts of Katalina Guerrero and Landscape paintings of M. Angel Guerrero G., opening on Saturday, February 5, 7 p.m., at Coconut´s Restaurant.

Katalina Guerrero, February 5 through 18, Coconuts Restaurant; Opening Feb. 5, 7 p.m

Katalina Guerrero, Textile Arts

Katalina Guerrero, Textile Arts

Katalina Guerrero will be opening a showing of her textile arts on the evening of Saturday, February 5th. Coming from a family of artists and with influences that extend from her colorful Mexican heritage mixed with the intricacies of Eastern European roots and travel to such visually impactful locations as Greece, Turkey and Guinea,  Katalina studied textile arts at Capilano College of Textile Arts and later received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, Canada.


M. Angel Guerrero G., February 19 through March 4, Coconuts Restaurant; Opening Feb. 19 5th, 7 p.m.

Miguel Angel Guerrero Garro opens his showing of rich Mexican landscapes that capture the light and textures of Mexico´s varied geography. He studied art at the San Carlos Academy in the 1960s and later studied architecture at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, although most of his life has been dedicated to the development of his own art. He has exhibited widely both in Mexico and in Canada.

“With absolute mastery Angel Guerrero recuperates an impossible naturalism in an epoch where artists only reflect their interior ghosts. He transports the viewer right into the landscape.” — Nelson Oxman

 View the paintings of M.A. Guerrero Garro

Paintings by M. Angel Guerrero Garro

M. Angel Guerrero Garro


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