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Chapala's Feria Maestros del Arte: guardians of the folk art tradition Erin Cassin

"Art is a country's history and, before Mexicans could read or write, they were telling stories through their art. If this art disappears, so does history." read more

Mexican photographer Enrique Metinides: The man who saw too much Erin Cassin

Exploring Enrique Metinides' images is to immerse yourself in those depths of humanity awash in raw emotion, as the 79-year-old photographer has captured some of the most poignant moments to unfold on ... read more

Mexican master ceramist Jorge Wilmot: the interval between before and after Erin Cassin and Kinich Ramirez

Master ceramist Jorge Wilmot
"When I was working, I never thought of it as creating a piece of art. I was doing what I wanted to do and what I could do and I organized other people to do it."
"I am from Mexico, but it is like (being) from another country that no longer exists," says famed potter Juan Jorge Wilmot Mason.
Mexico lost a beloved artisan when he passed away on January 12, 2012. read more

Uncovering Tonala's history at the National Ceramic Museum Erin Cassin

Dating back to pre-Hispanic times, the nahual is a shape shifter who switches between human and animal forms and is often characterized as a shaman. read more

Wandering warriors: the Tastoan masks of Prudencio Guzman Erin Cassin

On July 25, Saint James Day, Tastoanes perform in many towns and villages. The first performances in 12th century Spain were known as the dance of the Moors and the Christians. In Spain's version, the event symbolizes the expulsion of the Moors, while Mexico's variation -- often called the dance of the Tastoanes -- is commonly interpreted as the representation of the Spanish conquest of Mexico in the 1500s. read more

Mexican painter Gabriela Epstein: color, form and energy Erin Cassin

Epstein spent eleven years on a Chiapas coffee plantation. Its fertile landscape seeped into her subconscious and left an indelible impression. read more

An artistic evolution: Three modern Mexican muralists Erin Cassin

For these three young men, art is not just an integral part of their lives, but a vital force in society as a whole. read more

Inner reality: Ary Stillman in Cuernavaca Erin Cassin

Cuernavaca worked a miracle on Ary and his painting seemed revitalized. For the next few years, there was an outpouring of fantasies on canvas or paper. read more

The vibrant voyages of Mexican artist Hector Ramirez Erin Cassin

Drenched in color, the paintings of Chihuahua artist H. Ramírez pulse with energy and emotion. These elements form the core of Ramírez's work; his very brushstrokes are informed by the artist's inner sentiments.

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Mexican painter Lorena Rodriguez: from the personal to the universal Erin Cassin

Lorena Rodríguez is shattering stereotypes about Mexican women one brushstroke at a time. Her multidimensional, female characters inhabit Mexico's contemporary landscape. Her paintings explore the many layers that comprise these women and the society in which they live. read more

A family tradition in Michoacan: the pineapple pottery of Hilario Alejos Madrigal Erin Cassin

All of my sentiments, all of my imagination are imprinted in a pineapple. It is the way in which I share my imagination with people. read more
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