Crossroads Art Opening
Saturday, October 28th, 1-5 pm
Once again, come worship the art, and experience the “irreverent gumbo of the creative.” Now in charge of gallery operations, Richard Schultz is featuring the work of eight gallery artists and offering his own mixed media work!
ANADO McLAUCHLIN explored his interior landscape in what he called “Installed Poetry.” Metaphor is the thread that Anado followed as he revealed his connection with kismet and mystery.
ANN CHAMBERLIN’s work is a special favorite of visitors and collectors at the Chapel. Her outpourings are based on what appears to be a primitive eye. However, deeper observation reveals the hand of an accomplished painter with an insightful feminine viewpoint that salutes and addresses the farcical plight of mankind.
AUGUSTIN SANTOYO is a Mexican artist now residing in Barcelona. His artwork has many influences and multiple benchmarks from the folk culture, handicrafts, traditional textiles, and media culture.
BEVERLY MOOR has exhibited art worldwide. Her method consists of painting on heavy-weight paper and manipulating it to create multi-dimensional, many-layered surfaces. The result is rough, organic, and almost geologic, evoking the raw beauty of ruins and natural formations.
CARLOS RAMIREZ was the assistant of Anado McLauchlin who has made a name for himself in San Miguel…His adorned cow skulls leap off the wall and into your heart. His indigenous heritage is celebrated in this intricate work.
EDWARD SWIFT is displaying his esoteric paper mache figures and assemblages. A literary storyline emerges from these renderings that evoke an almost shamanic salute of days past.
MERYL TRUETT has also been exhibited worldwide. Her new body of work is photographically-based mixed media with encaustic, incorporating the color and iconography of her adopted home. Her exuberant pieces come from a place of intuitive painting coupled with historic research. Visit Meryl’s website.
SHERIDAN SANSEGUNDO brings together a rich imagination steeped in the lore of an observant bohemian pedigree. A certain clever and witty glee is brought to the fore in her assemblages and paintings.
Whether you’re new to The Chapel of Jimmy Ray or you’re a regular, be sure to mark your calendar for a day of awe and wonder!
The Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery is open again. Visiting hours are 10:30 AM on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Reservations can be made by emailing the Chapel at: email@example.com
From Centro Historico in San Miguel take Calle San Francisco which later becomes Calzada de La Estacion. Follow this street straight through the glorieta (traffic circle) and proceed to the train station. Follow the road as it winds to the left and crosses the railroad tracks. Take the asphalt road which winds to the right….follow this road through three curves and you will be on a straightaway to La Cieneguita. When you arrive in Cieneguita you will pass over three topes (speed bumps).
You will pass a large green sign pointing to Guanajuato to the left. DO NOT GO LEFT-Continue straight ahead 150 meters past that sign and you will see a small lane on the right. There is a small purple and yellow sign which reads Casa de Las Ranas and Chapel of Jimmy Ray marking the spot and pointing to the right. Take that turn and soon you will come to a small Church…take a half- right turn and follow the road up the hill parallel to the Church. The Gallery grounds begin behind the Church property…you will enter at the first gate on the left. If coming for a tour you will arrive in front of the large colorful home on the left side of the road….
Desde el Centro Histórico de San Miguel de Allende, toma la Calle San Francisco que después se convierte en Calzada de la Estación. Sigue sobre esta calle todo derecho hasta llegar a la glorieta y continúa en dirección a la estación de ferrocarril. Continúa sobre la carretera conforme agarra hacia la izquierda, pasando las vías. Toma entonces el camino de asfalto que va hacia la derecha.
Sigue sobre este camino pasando las tres curvas y te encontrarás en el camino directo a La Cieneguita. Cuando llegues a Cieneguita pasarás tres topes. Luego pasarás por donde está un letrero grande, verde, que señala a Guanajuato hacia la izquierda. NO VAYAS A LA IZQUIERDA – continúa derecho 150 metros pasando ese letrero y verás un caminito a la derecha. Hay un letrero pequeño, de color morado y amarillo, que dice Casa de Las Ranas / Chapel of Jimmy Ray…Da media vuelta hacia la derecha y sigue el camino hacia arriba, paralelo a la iglesia. El terreno de la Galería comienza detrás del terreno de la iglesia. Entrarás en la primera reja a la izquierda. Si vienes para un tour, llegarás frente a la casa grande y muy colorida en el lado izquierdo del camino.
The Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery was founded in 2012 as a vehicle to present the work of Anado McLauchlin along with select artists that Anado has bonded with on a visual and oftentimes emotional level. The Gallery is located 5 kilometers from San Miguel de Allende at the Casa de Las Ranas compound in the small town of La Ceieneguita. This is an artist friendly gallery dedicated to the “road less travelled”.