Category Archives: Todos Santos Art

Lost Days of Summer – FOUND at Galeria Militar Todos Santos – New Art by Mark Gabriel

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Lost Days of Summer – FOUND at Galeria Militar Todos Santos – New Art by Mark Gabriel



Art buffs, Summer buffs, Mark Gabriel buffs, this is your jam.
I recently had the joy of attending the new art show opening at Galleria Militar in Todos Santos, Baja Sur, Mexico.

It was a brilliant evening showcasing the new exhibit, LOST DAYS OF SUMMER by the prolific Gabriel.

I will share some photos of the work and event but first, more about the artist.

Mark Gabriel



Mark Gabriel is an award-winning multi-media artist who began his career in the underground comics and fanzine world while bashing away at his bass guitar in punk bands at night. Mark earned his Honors Baccalaureate Degree in Illustration from Sheridan College, graduating top of his class. He continued to developed his signature style working in book and magazine illustration before a career in film widened Mark’s palette. As muralist, scenic and storyboard artist, concept illustrator and set designer, Gabriel eventually found a new voice in Production Design, honing his visual story-telling skills over two decades in film and television.

At the threshold of the desert and the sea, Mark Gabriel has tapped into the primal energy of the desert bringing an essential raw power to his art. A series of works called Marine Salvage Rights – where small scavenged pieces of driftwood become sculptural paintings of Flying Whales and Ranchera Musicians, acts as a gateway to large scale renditions of his subjects on stretched canvas and wood panels.

First Blush

Painting subjects the artist describes as dreamscapes inspired by ghosts of the desert and the movements of celestial bodies, these desert and seascapes are inhabited by mythical creature mash-ups of revolutionaries and birds, ranchero cowboys, musicians and stray dogs, as well as the flying “dream whales” of which he has become known. These characters all have stories – they occupy familiar yet exotic geography – they dance, they play, they fight, they love –  and they will reveal their secrets if you lean in. Look again, and again as these creatures take form and celebrate the light.

Mark paints mostly with knife. As he scrape’s and slashes the paint – one can see how essential that energy is to his work. Acrylic is also good because it’s fast. The paint goes on thick and wild, then dabs of prevision. And if paint isn’t sufficient to the story, Gabriel employs ink, or mono-print, chalk and charcoal and oil stick. Some of the work requires collage and mixing of all of the above.

Sweet Oblivion – Detail

Mark Gabriel

Lost Days of Summer
 
On View
November 11, 2021 – December 31, 2021

Lost Days of Summer is a the continuation of last years Bye Gone Days x Retro Tropical Jetset series by Mark Gabriel, featuring socialites of the tropical jet-set.

 

This new series deconstructs the memories we have of the days gone past and brings it to present day.  These moments will live on and bring life to a whole new cast of characters; like the Starlets in Freefall, the Phoenix Divers… or the boys of summer. 

“My interest in the tropical socialite has much to do with half-forgotten memories, the patina’d mirror of our own experience, blurs together with discolored family photos, mingles with glamorous magazine spreads and the silver screen, mixes with rat pack crooners like cocktails made in silver shakers. A dissociative fugue of champagne goblets and Frank Sinatra.”


“She is all possibility. She is human achievement. She is strong. She is free. I’m not sure though, if she is the Phoenix, or the Phoenix is me.”

A few photos of the opening evening, beautiful art, live music (Mehry Iris Eslaminia!), in a lively setting with indoor viewing in the Gallery and an outdoor plaza area with festivities. The event drew a very large crowd of pleasant collectors, fans, and friends.



Now go check it all out!

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Friday Night Live Music Show in Todos Santos – Jenelle Aubade & Guests

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Friday Night Live Music Show in Todos Santos – Jenelle Aubade & Guests

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Jenelle Aubade Friday Night Live Show

During Covid I have been laying low in real-time life trying to keep safe with everyone. To keep the music alive I stream a sunset hour show from my home in Todos Santos, Baja Sur, Mexico, every week. Some of my local musician friends join me when they can, past shows have included Lucas Bennett, Zoe Dearborn, Angelina Wolf, and Alf Ea. We are keeping it low key, intimate, and fun. To tune in to the live event on Friday nights (8pm MT) go to http://Facebook.com/JenelleAubadeMusic or to watch the episodes later or get caught up on the series you can do so on FB or on YouTube at http://Youtube.com/JenelleAubade – we do not ask for propina although I do split tips with my guest performers if they come in, and with great thanks, everything helps right now as we all adjust to the current way of life in regards to playing live and how we connect with our arts.  I am still making beads every day, melting glass and making music is where you will find me! http://Beadsandbotanicals.artfire.com

Enjoy the entire music series plus prequels in a binge any time at https://jenelleaubade.com/jenelle-aubade-friday-night-live-show
– but know that when you tune in to the live show it makes our performance better and more interesting so super thanks to those that do lend your energy and support!

For those far away who would like little bits of Todos Santos in your life I post some Todos Santos Photos on occasion on Instagram at http://Instagram.com/JenelleAubade

Best, stay safe, keep in touch. Comment here on the blog,  and hook up with me on social media, let’s keep connected. Jenelle


more social:
http://Twitter.com/JenelleAubade
http://Facebook.com/Beadsbot

My facebook groups!

Beads – https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParadiseBeads
Jewelry – https://www.facebook.com/groups/HeartOfGlassJewelry
Healthy Apple Club – https://www.facebook.com/groups/HealthyApple
Todos Santos Pets Lost and Found + info – https://www.facebook.com/groups/TSPets
Music – https://www.facebook.com/groups/MusicDailyCommunity
Glass Club – https://www.facebook.com/groups/AmazingGlass
Cat Club – https://www.facebook.com/groups/CatADayCommunity

New Play Opens Friday March 13th GREATER TUNA twisted Luna Azul

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New Play Opens Friday March 13th GREATER TUNA twisted Luna Azul

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Get your tickets now at Tecolote Bookstore for this great new play. Dinner Theatre available on Friday and Saturday shows. Sunday matinee at 4pm, show only.
Info: http://teatrolunaazulwordpress.com

Join the event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/232595501223185/

“When Greater Tuna, a story set in a fictional Texas town called Tuna, was first produced in Austin, Texas in 1981, even the snooty New Yorker Magazine called it “sharp, satiric & funny.” Thirty-five years later, the show is one of the most often produced shows in the history of the American theatre.

You can get tickets at the door but they cost more.  – 300 pesos instead of 250 pesos/   You have to prepay dinner, since we have to give numbers to the chef ( Dany) no later than the morning of the show.”

Support our local community theater!  “If you love theater, and spend any time in Baja California Sur, we are here to keep you connected to the plays and community events at Teatro Luna Azul, including Live Theater & Music , Movies, and much more.”  https://www.facebook.com/groups/141884669299488/
Daniel Caracas has several fun parts in this play, pretty stoked, see you there =)

This blog is sponsored by BAJATIKI.com HappyRebelRecords MusicDailyShow.com

International Women’s Day 2020 #EachforEqual Sisters in Song TSB

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International Women’s Day 2020 #EachforEqual Sisters in Song TSB

✌️We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, each one of us can help create a gender equal world. Let’s all be #EachforEqual.

I will be performing at 🎸 Tuesday Sisters In Song – Jenelle Aubade
Lori Bulat opens the evening with a beautiful acoustic set 6pm – 6:30. I will play two sets of Indie originals stating at 6:30. Todos Santos Brewing
International Women’s Day 2020 theme is #EachforEqual

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Sisters in Song Music Series is presented by Todos Santos Brewing in Todos Santos, Baja Sur, Mexico. Enjoy a week-long festival with different female musicians performing each night and a grande finale evening on Sunday the 8th featuring even more musicians, celebrating International Women’s Day. https://www.internationalwomensday.com/https://www.facebook.com/SistersInSongMusicSeries/

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Cordovas Band Feb 2020 Todos Santos

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Cordovas Band Feb 2020 Todos Santos

 

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Enjoy live music by the Cordovas in Todos Santos this month https://web.facebook.com/cordovasband

“TODOS SANTOS FAMILY, we’ll be playing in town for the next few weeks.”
2/13 Cafe La Esquina
2/15 La Morena
2/20 Cafe La Esquina
2/22 La Morena
2/27 Cafe La Esquina
2/29 La Morena 

📷 Mikayla Jones photography

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Live Music Baja 100, La Esquina, TSB Dec 12th, 14th, and 15th

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Live Music Baja 100, La Esquina, TSB Dec 12th, 14th, and 15th

Dec 12th Join Zoe and the Mischief Band at La Esquina for cool punk rock 6pm
Dec 14th Baja 100 with local artists and music, block party 1pm – 6pm
Dec 15th Todos Santos Brewing Sunday Session with Jenelle Aubade and lots of special guests. 6pm – 9pm

Start off the weekend right on Thursday, Dec 12th with Zoe Dearborn and Lucas Bennett Live Music at La Esquina starting at 6pm.
Those of you attending the Healthy Apple Pot luck with me at Todos Artes I will be going to La Esquina to enjoy this show after the social, 7pm, join in, see you there, more the merrier!

Saturday, Dec 14th join the whole town in a fun block party full of art and live music – Casa Tota Block 1-6pm. Kerrie Gable and I will be playing some songs there along with a great line up of local talent. The Baja 100 is a block party and community Art Event featuring the work of many Todos Santos artists. 🎸

 Sunday, Dec 15th join the Jenelle Aubade Band at Todos Santos Brewing 6pm – 9pm. For this event Kerrie Gable percussion, Lucas Bennett on Keys, with tons of special guest musicians. Last TSB show I was recording a live album, this weekend we will have a more relaxed intimate performance – showcasing some new tunes and sharing the stage with fun acts that I am keeping as a surprise for you, see you at the show =) 

http://JenelleAubade.com/Shows

 

 

Thursday, Dec 12th Studio Tour Tai Chi Pot Luck 5pm Todos Artes

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Thursday, Dec 12th Studio Tour Tai Chi Pot Luck 5pm Todos Artes

Hi! A lot of fun things on the social calendar this week =) Next up is a fun evening at the local Pottery Studio in Todos Santos, Todos Artes. The studio is located across from St. Judes, a large ceramic whale is in the front courtyard. Come on in the front gate at 5pm to join in on the event. Donna Billick will give us a complimentary tour of her studio and art, and talk about some of her community events coming up. Then Rhoda Joy Jacobs will guide us through a Tai Chi and Qigong introduction and demo before we head upstairs to enjoy pot luck social under the Baja Starlight. Bring a dish to share, see you there!

Presented by The Healthy Apple Club of Todos Santos, Hosted by Donna Billick of Todos Artes, and workshop presented by Rhoda Joy Jacobs.

https://healthyappleclub.com/    https://www.facebook.com/groups/HealthyApple/

Thanksgiving and the Day after

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Thanksgiving and the Day after

Happy Thanksgiving =)

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I would like to invite you to join the band and I on  Friday, Nov 29 for a live recording session and performance of my upcoming album. Some of the photos from the show will be used in album art.  My last album “Summer People” was recorded in the heat of it all at Todos Santos Brewing and we all had a lot of fun.
This new album being a Fall recording will hopefully give some of my seasonal Todos Santos friends a chance to join in the fun.

Deets:  6pm Todos Santos Brewing

🎸 Album “Love in Space” release + party 3/27 TSB
🎸 Recording engineer Lucas Bennett
🎸 Photos of the evening’s participants will be included in album art.
🎸 Recording Session artists Kerr E G’Able and Mark Attala.
🎸 Dal and Donna (Jazz Cats) opening. Dalmiro Farias Donna Hazleton.

The CD release party will be held at Todos Santos Brewing on March 27th, 2020.

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Folk Rock, Indie Rock, Goth Rock, and Punk Rock

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Folk Rock, Indie Rock, Goth Rock, and Punk Rock

Essential oil social today (11.13)  11am Pura Vida 🌸
and reminder, my FROCK show is coming up next Thursday, I have booked us some of the best female musical talent for a night of sirens … Thur La Esquina 11/21
folk rock, indie rock, goth rock, and punk rock
http://JenelleAubade.com/shows 

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Go with the Flow in Nov, Chakra Flow Yoga Class & Dance Lab

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Go with the Flow in Nov, Chakra Flow Yoga Class & Dance Lab

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Zoe Dearborn of Art for Life is presenting a series of classes in November, highly recommend. Details:

“Chakra Flow Yoga is back! Starting November 1st. Fridays at 10:30 AM at Cuatro Vientos. This is an 8 week series where we will do slow flow asanas, meditation and other yogic techniques to explore these amazing energy centers in your body. No previous knowledge of yoga or chakras is required.

This is an 8 week series that starts on Nov 1st. Last class is December 20th. This class requires pre-registration. It is not a drop in. The cost for all 8 weeks is $1200 pesos. Each week we will explore the chakra of the day through meditation, asanas, free movement & breath, from the root up to the crown. The last week will be an integration of all that we learned. Deadline to register is Friday, October 25th. Please private message Zoe Dearborn at Art for Life  to reserve your spot.”

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Also check out Zoe’s DANCE LAB for November:

DANCE LAB: MOVEMENT THERAPY

MONDAYS, 4:30 – 6 PM
Cuatro Vientos
Cost: $600 Pesos for 4 Weeks of November
 
Please let Zoe know if you’d like to sign up. Space is limited to 10 participants.
“What is Dance Lab: Movement Therapy?

This is a class I started 4 years ago based on the idea of empowering and teaching people how to listen to their bodies and to practice moving from a place of personal truth that honors both the fullness of your potential and the reality of your limitations. The class is a playful, holistic workout that encourages authentic and free expression of body, mind, heart and soul. I provide guidance in exploring and developing your inner resources – imagination, compassion, creativity, curiosity, and self awareness (on all levels: body, mind, emotion & energy).

It is also an opportunity to develop your core muscles, increase strength, flexibility and learn how to move in a way that feels most beneficial to you. The lass is a form of moving meditation – where you will practice listening to your intuitive guidance so that you can get the best individual workout possible in each session. You will have a chance to feel and move through a full range of music, energies, emotions and parts of self. The most common response students have to Dance Lab is that they had fun and felt liberated!

There are no prerequisites for this group. You do not need to know anything about dance or movement therapy. All that is required is a commitment to the class and an interest.”

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Love this excerpt by Zoe talking about Dance Lab : “

Sometimes people ask me about Dance Lab – What is it? Can I actually learn how to dance? And my answer is yes, but not in the way you think.

Not in the way society has taught us – which is from the outside in.
Not from the very limited idea of who gets to be a dancer, and who doesn’t.

The way I teach is from the inside out. I teach from the point of view of wholeness – my belief in the beauty of the whole human. Darkness and Light. In Dance Lab, you can develop your skills, with out actually focusing on your skills or ‘doing it right’.

Dance Lab is about developing what I think of as the four core resources – creativity, compassion, curiosity & consciousness. These are our human super powers, available to everyone.
When we practice listening, feeling, being in a safe space, we develop these resources and the dance naturally flows from there.
You will become a better dancer, because you’ll be way more in tune with your body. Because you’ll develop your own moves, and learn to trust yourself. You’ll develop strength, rhythm, expressiveness, breath capacity, alignment.

I don’t like to teach people steps because I believe everything you need is already inside of you. Also, I’ve always preferred to improvise. My goal is to create a safe, inspiring, artistic, evocative space where you can truly listen to your body, feel your energy and express authentically what needs to be expressed.

This class is for everyone. It’s not just for “Dancers”, or “Creatives” or fit people. It’s for anyone who wants to connect with a deeper, freer aspect of their human experience. It’s a place where you get to be all yourselves. It’s a place of therapeutic release. You get a holistic personalized workout that is aligned with your true self.”

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