The Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery is currently displaying the work of Sheridan Sansegundo, Edward Swift, Ann Chamberlin, Carlos Ramirez Galvan and Anado McLauchlin. The exhibition is colorful, festive, mysterious and bold.
Sheridan Sansegundo is a mixed media artist who brings together a rich imagination steeped in the lore of an observant bohemian pedigree. A certain clever and witty glee is brought to fore in her assemblages and paintings.
Edward Swift is displaying his esoteric paper mache figures and assemblages. A literary story line emerges from these renderings that evoke an almost shamanic salute of days past. He never ceases to amaze in his juggled artistic output and published novels.
Ann Chamberlin’s work is a special favorite of visitors and collectors at the Chapel. Her outpourings are based in 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.
Carlos Ramirez is 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.
Anado McLauchlin continues to explore his interior landscape in what he calls “Installed Poetry”. Metaphor is the thread that Anado follows as he reveals his connection with kismet and mystery. His mixed media pieces often appear as an altar or an homage to the Unknown.
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”.