Oaxaca Sketchbook 2015

Blake Myer's sketch of Oaxaca Valley as seen from Monte Alban
Blake Myer’s sketch of Oaxaca Valley as seen from Monte Alban
The observatory at Monte Alban by Malia Balas
The observatory at Monte Alban by Malia Balas
Welcome reception at Hostal Don Nino.
Welcome reception at Hostal Don Nino.

The Hostel Don Nino gave us a welcoming reception of flautas, which are like fried enchiladas, guacamole, Oaxacan cheese and aqua de Jamaica. It is not easy to post from my ipad here, but I will share student drawings and post more when we return from our 17-day Oaxaca tour.

Mariana Rivera giving us a tour of the Opera House.
Mariana Rivera giving us a tour of the Opera House.
Rebekah, Ashley, and Jen sketching at San Pablo
Rebekah, Ashley, and Jen sketching at San Pablo

13 KU students and Prof. Miles Decoster are with me sketching in Oaxaca. In less than 36 hours we have seen the San Pablo Center, site of the first Spanish Settlement in the early 1500’s. Then we visited the ancient Zapotec site at Monte Alban, founded circa 500 B.C, it may have been the very first city in North America. It had 30,000 people at its height. We also visited the Macedonia Alcala Theater, a wonderful old opera house, where we were allowed on stage and on the roof. We met the ASARO printmaking collective, and the students are doing wonderful sketches.

We will be having an exhibition of our prints at the Student Gallery in Sharadin Feb 10-15.

 

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