Saturday, June 21, 2008

Where can I see Mary's etchings?

Some of you have asked where you can see Mary's etchings if and when you are visiting Spain (I have just now realized that there are some comments! thank you!! - I learn and see something new every time I go on the site).

Mary is at the market in Puerto Banus (Nueva Andalucia) every Saturday from 9:30ish to 2 pm. It is a huge market and she is at the top of the hill in the shopping center area where there is an underground parking and a supermarket (SuperSol). Mary's stand is located in the center (of the shopping center) across from the gentlemen who sell the Panama hats. Another option is to give her a call and come by the studio to see her work. The phone number (dialing in Spain) is 95-248-60-35 ( add a 34 at the front if dialing from outside the country).

If none of that works and you have something specific in mind, I can email you some pictures in the theme you are looking for - yes, I know, where IS that website??

Thanks for the comments - keep them coming, now that I know where to look for them!

Open House for Artists in Mijas

Last weekend, June 14th and 15th, seventeen artists who live and work in and around Mijas opened their studios to the public to share what they do and how they do it. This is the second year of the Open House and it was a great experience!

Mary had several repeat visitors from last year who brought along some new friends to meet her and see how an etching is made. Milagros Gallego and Teresa Madueno, who work with Mary in her studio took turns explaining the process of creating an etching and showing people how the plate is colored and put through the press to obtain the end result on paper which is the only part most of us ever see. People were thrilled to see how it is done and next year maybe we will set something up which allows people to make their own little etching after watching the process!

Here is a picture of Milagros, Mary and Teresa as they set up for the weekend. Heat withstanding (hottest weekend of the summer so far), we had a great turnout and were all very pleased! Maybe you could drop by next year if you are in Spain!