Enjoy a fun, eclectic, and inspired selection of musical and spoken word acts, all originals, presented under the Baja starlight in a magical garden setting.
Both amazing restaurants will be open for the events, Oystera Seafood, and Oystera Garden Farm to Table, with different drink specials for each event. Seating starts at 6pm with music in the garden at 7pm. Garden entry is 200MXN and RSVP can be made to secure the best close up tables and experience.
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Join us in celebrating the wonderful food and atmosphere presented by Oystera and Santa Terra, with truly special music performed by local and International artists that will fill our hearts and evening with that special Baja magic. Each show is a one of a kind, once in a lifetime event, you will want to come to every one so mark your calendar!
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 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.
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.
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.”
I will have physical album copies, CD’s of Morning Light at our VILLAGE show this month! A Sunday Session at Todos Santos Brewing, Baja, Mexico. Make RSVPs to join us at https://www.todossantosbrewing.mx/
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
Learn the benefits of making your own local plant medicine with Omar Piña at The Balm of Pescadero.In Level 1 you will be using local plants that you will collect to learn how to make your own tinctures, microdoses, gels and balms for use at home. As well as the benefits of numerous traditional mexican medicinal plants. Level 2 will be a walk through La Sierra de La Laguna at Rancho San Dionisio with Omar and a local plant guide to have a closer look at the local medicinal plants in the wild, collect specimens and make tinctures in bulk for all students. We will enjoy a medicinal plant meditation with Omar in nature and lunch at back at the ranch.
Sisters in Song is coming up on Sunday March 10th, let the siren songs inspire with this fantastic line up of talented singer/songwriters :
“Get ready for our all female Sisters in Song #SundaySessions celebrating International Women’s Day. With an outstanding line up of local and international musicians, this is going to be a very special performance. So far, our talented line up includes Jenelle Aubade, Zoë Dearborn, Angelina Wolf, BeRnzy Mac, Elizabeth Campbell and the list is still growing. https://www.facebook.com/events/370744847094575/
Cancelling my shows for the season for personal reasons. Will be making a series of videos for my future new music releases, and my new album Summer People is available everywhere, iTunes, Spotify SoundCloud, etc. Wonderful playing for you all, see you around Tiny Town. Will pick back up with live performances this Spring and keep you posted. http://JenelleAubade.com
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. “