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Marcela Diaz inaugurated a new gallery in an old, stately home. Handout photo.
Marcela Diaz inaugurated a new gallery in an old, stately home. Handout photo.

Mérida, Yucatán — The Fundación de Artistas will open a new gallery space to the public Wednesday with the exhibition “A Journey … A Decade Woven from Threads” featuring artist Marcela Diaz.

With the support of the Ministry of Culture and the Arts (Sedeculta), the exhibition, which occupies a fully restored house dating from the nineteenth century, which brings together pieces that synthesize 10 years of work by the Yucatecan artist.  

11011055_789244167834813_5138027595033981888_nOfficials said at a press conference that the opening is the result of efforts between the private sector and public institutions whose common goal is to promote culture.

In turn, the representative of Fundación de Artistas, or Artists’ Foundation, noted that the creation of this new cultural center is motivated by love of Yucatán and art found in the state. The building centrally located, on Calle 55, No. 520, between 62 and 64. 

The gallery’s inaugural artist, Marcela Diaz, has exhibited her work in Europe, Latin America and the United States. This exhibit celebrates 10 years of working with textiles and presents around 15 works made with sisal, coconut and cotton, among which are “Artifacts,” “Entities” and “Our girls.”

Marcela Diaz studied with  Gerda Gruber and began as a sculptor in 2005. Since then he has performed in over 40 group shows and 10 solo exhibitions. Her work is in several private collections and as well as The Museum of Finance in Mexico City and El Museo Latino in Omaha, Nebraska.

The opening reception, which begins at 8 p.m., requires an RSVP: Call 999 923 2348 or contact ilondono@fundaciondeartistas.org.


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