Art & Music (43)

  • Artist Georgia Charuhas

    24 October 2018 Art & Music, People & Interviews

    One of the treasures of any area are the artists who reside there. One of Merida's treasures is 30-year resident Georgia Charuhas.

  • La Serva Padrona

    17 February 2018 Art & Music, Events

    An authentic, localized interpretation of the classic opera!


    28 November 2017 Art & Music, Events

    ARTE A MANO, an important event where the artistic work of more than 80 participants, coming from the three states of th...

  • Rare Baroque Experience in Merida

    5 April 2017 Art & Music

    Performance on authentic classical instruments in Yucatan.

  • Holiday 2016 AANY

    14 November 2016 Art & Music

    Every year the AANY show presents extraordinary arts and crafts from local Yucatecan artists and artesanias...

  • Classical Music Concerts

    23 August 2016 Art & Music

    An exciting and very different concept in classical music is coming to Merida this fall at Hacienda Xcanatun.

  • Noche Blanca in May

    15 May 2016 Art & Music

    Upcoming Noche Blanca will be celebrated in many locations... here is the list!

  • The Yucatan Symphony Orchestra

    16 January 2016 Art & Music

    The Symphony Orchestra of the Yucatan is a foundational aspect of the cultural landscape of Merida. What it lacks in age, it more than makes up for in quality... and it just keeps getting better...

  • Joseph Dreams in Merida

    3 January 2016 Art & Music

    Hidden in Merida's centro, Joseph Kurhajec is an international artist who is plumbing the depths of the psyche in clay, stone and paint...

  • Upcoming Art Shows in Merida

    14 November 2015 Art & Music

    This year's winter AANY show will be joined by other art events, making this a great time for buying art and handicrafts...

  • Art in Merida

    6 August 2015 Art & Music

    Merida has galleries, museums and exhibits showing artists from around Mexico and the rest of the world. There is art here for every taste and every pocketbook.

  • Symphonic Orchestra 2015

    20 January 2015 Art & Music

    This season, the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra performs all over the map. From Bohemia to Beethoven, ending with a fantastic opera... don't miss this great season!

  • AANY Update

    23 June 2014 Art & Music

    Here are some important updates about the shows and store of AANY, a group of local artisans and craftspeople.

  • La Artesa in Merida

    5 May 2014 Art & Music

    The Merida English Library and the Nahualli art gallery is bringing to Merida a unique and exciting art exhibit by a group of Oaxacan painters and printmakers, along with the story of their people...

  • The Short Stories of Carlos Martín Briceño

    1 April 2014 Art & Music

    Our contributor, James Gunn, reviews books of short stories from a locally-born author, Martin Briceño. Briceño writes with wit and insight into characters living on the darker side...

  • Stay... the Movie

    5 December 2013 Art & Music

    Estancia is a lovely, evocative short film that was made by a photographer who has fallen in love with the Yucatan. Here's our interview with him about making the film...

  • Christmas Shopping at AANY

    29 October 2013 Art & Music

    Start collecting your money and making your lists... here comes the AANY show, just in time for your Christmas shopping. Check out the news and mark your calendar... you don't want to miss this!

  • Pottery Lives On in Valladolid

    26 March 2013 Art & Music, Valladolid Living, Local Culture, People & Interviews

    An exhibit of work by a third-generation (at least!) potter in Valladolid who is working hard to preserve Maya techniques and traditions of pottery making in Uayma, outside of Valladolid, Yucatan.

  • AANY Arts & Crafts Show 2012

    2 November 2012 Art & Music

    The upcoming Arte e Mano show features some new artists and new works by favorite artists... a great way to buy unique holiday gifts AND support local artists. This year, there's also a great raffle too...

  • Paul Ziegler, Mexican Art Collector

    4 October 2011 Art & Music

    Artists create art, but it is the collectors who support them that allow them to flourish in their craft. Here we profile a local and prolific collector of Mexican art, Paul Ziegler, and focus on his vast collection of Mexican pottery...

  • AANY Art Show Spring 2011

    21 March 2011 Art & Music

    The sixth AANY show featuring Yucatan-based artisans is coming up on April 2 and 3. Look at how the community works together to make this increasingly popular event happen...

  • Knives by Jeff Ware

    22 February 2011 Art & Music

    This is the story of Jeff Ware, who came to Merida to fulfill a life-long dream and renew his passion for making knives.

  • Katherine de Barrueta

    17 May 2010 Art & Music

    Katherine de Barrueta's art is lifted from fossil records and butterfly wings, bringing two dimensional records into a three dimensional world. And it begs the question... what is left behind?

  • AANY Art Show Returns!

    12 March 2010 Art & Music

    The AANY program of finding Yucatan artists who create original designs and quality products has continued to grow. On March 20 and 21, their fourth show will be held in a new location. Read about it and definitely, don't miss it!

  • Doug Tanoury, Poet

    18 December 2009 Art & Music

    Something about the Yucatan and Merida awakens the poet in many of us. Imagine what it does for someone like Doug Tanoury, an actual, real-life poet...

  • Handmade Art in Merida

    17 October 2009 Art & Music

    There really is some amazing handmade art being created in the Yucatan, but it has taken a group of dedicated artlovers to search it out and work with the artists to bring it to Merida. Come to the AANY Arte A Mano show to see what they have found...

  • Juan Carlos Lomónaco & The Symphony

    11 September 2009 Art & Music, People & Interviews

    Juan Carlos Lomónaco, the new director of the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra gives Yucatan Living an interview about his work and the program for their fall season "Sounds of the World".

  • Singing About Scissors: José Adán Pérez

    30 May 2009 Art & Music, People & Interviews

    The Barber of Seville was performed in Merida, with José Adán Pérez in the leading role of Figaro. This young man from Mazatlán has come a long way in a very short time...

  • Merida Art Review

    26 May 2009 Art & Music

    There seems to be a lot more going on in the Merida Art World these days... here's a quick update on random events, people and circumstances that we find interesting...

  • Merida Art Update - November 2008

    24 November 2008 Art & Music

    The snowbirds are flying in for the winter, the heat is abating (a little more than necessary this week...) and the Merida Art Scene is heating up for the winter. Here's a quick rundown of what's new...

  • Merida Gets Realism

    20 October 2008 Art & Music

    Merida's beautiful weather, colonial architecture and laid-back culture has recently attracted an accomplished realist, whose portraits and other paintings sell so quickly, we may never see any of them. Not to worry... Harold McAnaney's history, perspective and influence are a welcome addition to Merida's growing art community...

  • Artesanias Creativas - AANY

    9 June 2008 Art & Music

    Have you been looking for some creative folk art in the Yucatan? We thought so... so have we. Save your pesos for the next upcoming AANY show...

  • Benjamin Ramirez, Gentleman Artist

    17 April 2008 Art & Music

    Benjamin Ramirez is the epitome of a gentleman. But like many of the colonial homes in Merida, behind the stately facade lives an artistry of unexpected color and light...

  • Carla Zarebska: Not Forgetting

    5 December 2007 Art & Music

    Carla Zarebska's art is the art of searching, interviewing, asking, collecting, finding, organizing and ultimately, the art of remembering. Her books are graphic and literary, with something for both casual and serious readers...

  • David Sierra... Jumping Into The Void

    14 November 2007 Art & Music

    David Sierra has been a steady contributor to the art scene in Merida since he returned from New York and Chiapas in 1985. We sat down with him in his studio to find out more about him and to take a look around his world...

  • Samuel Barrera - Merida Surrealist Painter

    29 September 2007 Art & Music

    After many years of recognition in Mexico City and the United States, local artist Samuel Barrera begins to show his unique surreal paintings in the museums and galleries of Merida...

  • Artists in Mexico

    23 April 2007 Art & Music

    A colonial Merida art gallery near Parque Santa Ana displays art from two Mexican artists. Melva comes from Morelia, Abel from Oaxaca. They both studied in Mexico City and are creating a new life (and great art!) in Merida...

  • The Dying Art of Rotulos

    20 January 2007 Art & Music

    José Góngora may paint Se Vende signs for his day job, but when he gets off work, he trains his eye and paintbrush on reproductions of famous Mexican calendar art...

  • Favorite Son of Merida: Alberto Castillo

    14 January 2007 Art & Music

    Alberto Castillo's paintings grace the walls of many homes and hotels in Merida. The Working Gringos visit the artist in his natural habitat, which is a jungle of art and history...

  • Renaissance Modern: Salvador Baeza

    20 July 2006 Art & Music, People & Interviews

    Salvado lives and paints here in Merida where he shares his home with his actress/dancer wife and their daughter. As he puts it, he 'steals' space from them to have his art studio...

  • You Don't See This Every Day

    11 February 2006 Art & Music

    Our first reaction to this was, wow! Its art! This would not be out of place in a SoHo gallery...

  • Mayaland Stained Glass

    5 December 2005 Art & Music

    If you are going to Chichen Itza, consider walking out the back entrance towards Mayaland (or driving around and parking there) to check out these beautiful stained glass windows...

  • Love those floors!

    18 November 2005 Art & Music, Real Estate FYI

    One of the first things we noticed about properties for sale here in Merida was the floors. No kidding. Because many of the floors, even in the most humble of stores or homes, are covered with beautiful mosaico tiles...

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