Every August the road bicycle club Club Ciclista de San Luis Potosí does a four day state-wide tour in conjunction with the Feria Nacional Potosina – in this video we accompany the cyclists on the first two legs – from their base, the state capitol San Luis Potosí over to agricultural center Rio Verde, then the following day over the Sierra Madre Oriental from the valley of Rio Verde into the Huasteca Potosina. The Huasteca which covers three states – Hidalgo, Veracruz and SLP, is tropical and filled with waterfalls, rivers and natural sites. Its a sugar cane growing region which remains indigenous, the Huastec or Tének people and the Nahua.
Bicycle touring is a great way to feel the way the terrain and climates change, to meet people along the way. This Vuelta combines four hours of hard cycling in the morning with afternoons exploring the sites and regional foods.
Y´all gotta go sometime in your life to Sabado de Gloria, the Saturday before Easter, at least once in your life. When Salvador Juarez my dear friend described this to me, no I did not believe him. 2,000 charros and etc. At the time of this shoot my español was not as great as it is now (ha) but they say 1 pm “Quema de Judas” and I figured they´d set them on fire. So I am in a great position and then they light and explode with gunpowder and tequila these Judases!! all my sins were forgiven…
Juan Manuel Garcia is an artist and writer who is part of the “affordable art” movement – these prints were displayed in the format of a “tendero”, a shopkeeper, and priced at $100 MXN per print, less than $8 USD. His work covers personal as well as traditional themes, and as you see the woodcuts are strong and vibrant. If you want to buy a few let me know and we´ll figure out how to ship them. This exhibition was sponsored by El Pasillo A.C. community arts center, which is involved in all sorts of arts promotion and production including interchanges between artists in Tijuana, Zacatecas and Los Angeles CA, and lots of expositions around Mexico.
Nuevo, para el Festival Internacional de Teatro de Calle de Zacatecas, 2013 – “EL SECRETO”. Los Cosmis han crecido muchos, este año fueron a Venezuela … El Secreto tiene musica de David Doron tocodo en viva con su grupo y con pistas grabados por la Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil de Zacatecas! Con 8 años de trayectoria, los Cosmicomicos siguen creciendo …. PASION por las ARTES graba 2 episodios: detras del escenario con los musicos, el director, los artistas y ensayando, y el evento en Plaza Bicentenario Zacatecas.
People travelling to Mexico should try to experience the annual International Street Theatre Festival in Zacatecas, mid-October to take advantage of sharing resources with Guanajuato´s great Cervantino Festival. Featuring companies from Europe, North and South America and regional Mexican groups its a great way to experience theatre – and if you don´t understand Spanish, no problem. This language is large and visual, outdoors featuring the beautiful spaces of Zacatecas. It has also become for groups like Cosmicomicos a great way to connect with artists from other regions, forge alliances and begin to participate on the international stages.
Here on mexitv.com you can see a variety of works over the past few years of the Cosmis. They rotate positions, cover big creative territory and manage to stay together happily adding elements, now touring alot, really a delightful group.
Carlos Castañeda is a young printmaker and visual artist from Aguascalientes, Mexico. He works from cadavres and pictures of violent death. The first part of this video explores briefly images of death in art across eras and cultures. Then we interview Carlos at an opening of a recent exhibition and take a look at his work.
Every Sunday for the past 9 years Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico has closed its main traffic arteries to cars and hosts the ViaRecreactiva – pedestrians, bicycles, skateboards and rollerblades, runners cover 64 kms. of cityscape. Along the way are activities for children of all ages like arts workshops, chess, sports games as well as shopping in neighboring stores, cafes and dining, and the presence of social service organizations and the Universities. Its been a huge success, and versions exist throughout Latin America – notably in Bogota, Colombia and Santiago de Chile as well as Mexico City. Participants enjoy the opportunity to exercise safely with their families and friends and to see their beautiful city in a fun stressfree manner.
This video was made for the municipality of Guadalupe, Zacatecas, where leaders are developing a parallel event.