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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.

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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

Cordovas Band Feb 2020 Todos Santos

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Cordovas Band Feb 2020 Todos Santos

 

Cordovas

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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Taller Herbolaria and The Balm Wellness Workshops

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Taller Herbolaria and The Balm Wellness Workshops

The Balm of Pescadero is offering some really great workshops and classes this season, check out their calendar of events @ www.thebalmofpescadero.com

“Kicking off the The Balm Wellness Workshops with a FREE informative talk on the health benefits of HEMP EXTRACT with guest speaker Dr. Erin Pollinger. If you are interested in or curious about the growing buzz on CBD oil and hemp based wellness products join us at this workshop to learn more about the different kinds of products, the many health benefits, market trends and financial opportunities.

FREE to attend Wednesday, November 20, 2019/2-4PM
@thebalmofpescadero ”  https://www.facebook.com/thebalmofpescadero

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“Back to the Ranch with Omar Piña M and Catarino to learn about local medicinal plants in their natural habitat while exploring the desert mountains of La Sierra de la Laguna at Rancho San Dionisio. A full day local nature adventure, medicinal crafts and learning with transport and lunch at the ranch.”

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https://www.facebook.com/events/425396001748695/

“Take your herbal medicine knowledge to the next level with this full day experience to a local ranch in the Sierra de La Laguna. You will be guided by Omar of Nahoa and local ranchero Catarino on a walk through the desert mountains with attention to plant identification in raw nature and the traditional medicinal qualities that they possess.”

www.thebalmofpescadero.com

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

Tropic of Cancer Concert Series Music Festival Jan 2020 Todos Santos Baja Mexico

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Tropic of Cancer Concert Series Music Festival Jan 2020 Todos Santos Baja Mexico

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Sneak a peek,  first line up announcement for this season’s Tropic of Cancer Concert Series =) https://www.tropicofcancerconcertseries.com/line-up

https://www.facebook.com/TropicofCancerConcertSeries/

 

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

La Ventana Nikky Avatara Real Estate, Music, Kite Surfing? Yep

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La Ventana Nikky Avatara Real Estate, Music, Kite Surfing? Yep

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A gem of a resource to share. My good friend and talented artist Nikky Avatara  has hook ups for you. Get away on a day trip to La Ventana for Kite Surfing, enjoy a night of live music (she is am amazing songstress) and chat with her about securing your dream home, vacation home, or income generating rental in the beautiful area of La Ventana, Baja Sur. Mexico. https://nikkyavataracabopremiere.pro 

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

Tropic of Cancer Concert Series Jan 2020

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Tropic of Cancer Concert Series Jan 2020

My fav Festy has announced dates for 2020! Tropic of Cancer Concert Series in Todos Santos, BCS, Mexico : https://www.facebook.com/TropicofCancerConcertSeries

“TCCS friends and family, we’re thrilled to announce that the concert series will return to Todos Santos Jan 15-19, 2020!

Holy Spirits (Jay Buchanan), Joan OsborneSUSTO, and Cordovas will be among the many acts joining us on the Baja. Get your Early Bird “El Jefe” tix now!”
TICKETS https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-tropic-of-cancer-concert-series-tickets-66973207667

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

Art, Music, and Links Todos Santos July 2019

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Art, Music, and Links Todos Santos July 2019

Some fun music and art events to share, and refreshing us on some Todos Santos relevant FB links.

Sunday July 7th – Smalls to the Wall https://www.facebook.com/events/499574250583083/

“Walk off your Eggs Benedict by hoofing it over to Galeria Military for our 2nd annual SMALLS TO THE WALL show, with new work by Brian McGuffey and Mark Gabriel.
This show is focused on smaller works, most priced $50-$500 USD, or starting at $1000 Pesos.
Libations will be available by the fabulous Amor D’Vino (Mexican Wines).

Also, the hosts and the support staff are really fun to hang out with.

See y’all on Sunday! ”

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Thursday July 18th – La Esquina Cafe Music Night https://www.facebook.com/events/613137242514912/

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Fun line-up of live music at Cafe La Esquina- music starts at 6pm:

6-7pm Denes McIntosh
7-7:30 Steve Keys & Lucas Bennett
7:30 – 7:50 Mark Gabriel (with Jenelle Aubade)
8:00-9:00 Jenelle Aubade originals with Daniel Prather, Lucas Bennett, Kerrie Gable
9:00- fin Jenelle Aubade and Steve Keys jam

Sunday July 28th – Sunday Session at Todos Santos Brewing with Jenelle Aubade, Kerrie Gable (and special guests). http://JenelleAubade.com/shows

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And a few links to Fb groups and Pages to share:

Todos Santos Pets – https://www.facebook.com/groups/TSPets/
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“Todos Santos and Pescadero area lost, found, and adoptable pets.
Help local pets reconnect with their people or find a new home.
*No for sale posts allowed. Not for Cabo or La Paz.”

Music Daily Page – https://www.facebook.com/MusicDailyClub/


Enjoy you daily dose of music videos and news here on the Music Daily Page.

Join us over in the the Music Daily Community group to share and discuss your fav music, videos, artists, events, and more. https://www.facebook.com/groups/MusicDailyCommunity/

Todos Santos Music Equipment Buy/Sell/Swap Group  https://www.facebook.com/groups/646411005770396/
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Musical Equipment BUY/SELL/TRADE group for Todos Santos.

Healthy Apple Club Group –  https://www.facebook.com/groups/HealthyApple/
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“Sharing natural health resources, information, and personal testimony on what is keeping us feeling good.

http://HealthyAppleClub.com/

The Wake a new play at Teatro Luna Azul Todos Santos

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https://www.facebook.com/TeatroLunaAzulBaja
https://www.facebook.com/events/1872265006218275/ 

“A captivating comedy – an Irish Wake complete with Jigs and Jokes, Songs and Stories. Dinner Theater on Friday and Saturdays, Matinee show on Sundays. Tickets: Tecolote Bookstore, Pura Vida, Mini Super Munchies. Info: bluemooninbaja@yahoo.com”

March 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th,17th ….

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Baja Bloom Pottery Yoga Journaling Art Retreat Todos Santos

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Bajabloom

Feb 3rd -9th in Todos Santos:
“This is an amazing opportunity for a fun, creative & relaxing retreat in Todos Santos! Bloom Baja Retreat. For Baja locals, there is an early bird sale ($100 off) until November 26th! The Early Bird Day Rate for Baja locals is $775 (until Nov. 16th) for 5 days of pottery lessons with Stephanie Friedmanof Bloom Pottery SF, yoga with Emelie Eldridge  and 2 special Art Journal Labs to help unleash your creative inspiration, with Zoë of ART FOR LIFE! Don’t miss this very special opportunity. The retreat takes place at CalyCanto Casitas. “

For more info, check the website:

www.bloompotterysf.com — with Stephanie Friedman.

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