84.2 F
Mérida
Sunday, May 22, 2022
###

2 Mérida art venues reopen with a look at nature

Latest headlines

You won’t miss the meat or dairy in these recipes from Yucatán

Vegan, vegetarian and plant-based lifestyles are easy to enjoy, despite living in meat-centric Yucatán.  Now that we’ve listed our...

Yucatán COVID patient 1st to die in 49 days

Coronavirus cases rose steadily in a week that ended with Yucatán's first COVID fatality since April 2. A...

Expats in Mexico face impossible deadline to comply with new tax law

Taxpayers in Mérida wait for their numbers to be called at the SAT office. Photo: File A tax...

What is the Loop Current and how does it affect hurricanes on the Yucatán Peninsula?

A current of warm tropical water is looping unusually far into the Gulf of Mexico for this time of year, with the power to turn tropical storms into monster hurricanes.
Yucatán Magazine
Yucatán Magazine has the inside scoop on living here. Sign up to get our top headlines delivered to your inbox every week.
Agnelly Chávez introduces her work in the gallery of the Peón Contreras. Photo: Courtesy

The beauty of nature brings together the works of Agnelly Chávez, Ricardo Can and Kay Vilchis at the teatro José Peón Contreras and the Centro de Artes Visuales.

Their exhibits, which in English translate to “Honey Plant,” “Men and Animals of the Jungle” and “The World We Don’t See,” respectively, are on view until February. Visiting hours at both venues are from Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.

Chávez’s “Honey Plant” (in Mayan, Uxíiwi kaab) is made up of a dozen scientific illustrations in watercolor and colored pencil, on cotton paper. The plant in question is called the “trajonal,” which attracts honey bees in Yucatán.

Agnelly Chávez is a Visual Arts graduate from the Autonomous University of Yucatán and has been an artist for five years.

Added to the Peón Contreras exhibition, off the lobby on Calle 60 at 57, is a video with a poem in Mayan, dedicated to local culture and bees.

At the Centro de Artes Visual, on Calle 60 between 47 and 45, Kimbilá native Ricardo Can was inspired by climate change when he created “Men and Animals of the Jungle.”

He explained that he used natural indigo pigment, following the ancient Mayans, when choosing blue. Can, in the fourth year of his artistic career, exhorts the public to admire nature’s colors and the Mayan worldview.

Kay Vilchis presents more than two dozen underwater photographs presenting both the beauty and the pollution apparent in Yucatán’s cenotes.

Rosa Arteaga, head of the Department of Visual Arts at Sedeculta, stated that the artist’s objective is to raise awareness about these magical places.

In the exhibition there are also objects extracted from the cenotes, such as plastic wrappers and bottles.

Both venues reopened, after a long pause due to coronavirus restrictions, earlier this month.

- Advertisement -

Subscribe Now!

More articles

Mexico looks to its southern neighbors for investment and international cooperation

Historically Mexico’s economic footprint regarding its neighbors to the south has been negligible at best, aside from a few large corporations such as Banco Azteca and Bimbo. 

Activists in Mérida observe International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Trans pride flag flies over the Monumento a la Patria on Paseo de Montejo. Photo: Courtesy Jornada Maya

The Most Famous Mexican Mathematicians

Photo by Nothing Ahead via Pexels By James Collins The subject of mathematics can be...

Mexico’s COVID-19 vaccine contracts to remain a state secret until 2025

The true cost of Mexico’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign will not be known until well after the next round of federal elections....

Drivers infuriated by dangers where train work clashes with Mérida-Cancún highway

Serious accidents on the Mérida-Cancún toll highway have become more common since the construction of Phase 4 of the Mayan Train...

Progreso to open new inflatable water park this summer

The new attraction made by Splash-n-Dash Aqua Park will arrive in Progreso in the coming weeks and should be ready by...

Gov. Vila travels to France to promote investment in Yucatán

Yucatán Gov. Vila heads a seminar aimed at investors in France titled “Yucatán, the right place to invest.” Photo: Courtesy

A Mérida restaurant makes a big move, to Phoenix

A Mérida restaurant has moved to Phoenix, where Arianna Pared Villegas still proudly displays her Cuban roots. Photo: Courtesy

Out-of-control fire rages through Valladolid garbage dump

Fires are common in Yucatán between March and May, and the problem only seems to be getting worse every year. Photo:...

Starbucks forces cafes in Mexico to remove frappuccinos from menus

A law firm representing Starbucks has sent cease and desist letters to cafes across Mexico.