First art exhibition in Mexico

First art exhibition in Mexico! How exciting!

On Monday October 28th, 2019, Oaxaca was getting ready for the celebrations of The Day of the Death, that takes place every year on October 31st, November 1st & 2nd. The city looked beautiful and busier than ever. Thousand of fresh flowers adorned the facades of businesses, altars and homes. People were still busy finishing the altars and preparing the ofrendas for their loved ones.

Women decorating the facade of their business a day before the celebrations.

Tourists were arriving and a calendar filled with activities promised a great weekend ahead. Our exhibition was scheduled for Wednesday October 30th. I arrived two days before with my son Liam in the mist of a tropical storm that didn’t allow us to land in Oaxaca until it calmed down.

An altar inside an Hotel's patio.

The staff at the Gallery Cuatrosiete was busy curating the exhibition and arranging the last-minute details. Gaby Vilchiz, my business partner was busy confirming last minute guests and organizing the press conference to promote the project. I felt a bit like a guest in the middle of an hectic situation.