Saturday, June 21, 2008

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!

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