My long summer hiatus. Part 2
I saw two more art shows in Houston, but I am going to save them for later posts. I want to get to Nicaraugua! At the end of August, we went back to Nicaragua for a second time. We first went in February and fell in love the the culture, the people, the volcanoes and beaches and all that Nicaragua has to offer. On that trip, our excursions were were centered around awesome experiences, like seeing the Christ of Mercy statue in San Juan del Sur and chocolate making at Mansion de Chocolate' in Granada.
On this trip, I wanted to spend more time investigating the things that make me tick- pottery and painting. We stayed once again in Granada, my favorite city so far and found many art galleries tucked away in courtyards and side streets that were choc full of local art.
I think you can see why I would be so attracted to Nicaraguan art and pottery with it's bright colors, down to earth forms and unpretensiousness. In style, subject and genre, it is very near to my own art and makes me feel that I am walking among kindred spirits when I see it.
Have you been to any Latin American countries with a long tradition of pottery making or painting? Do you have a favorite piece that you bought while there or at another favorite destination? Please let me know your thoughts in the comments section. I'd love to hear of your experiences!