"Voices of Silver and Stone" Exhibition Curated by Guadalajara Cultural Influencers Melin Castro and Veronica Lopez Garcia
Riviera Nayarit, Mexico (November 15, 2016) – The "Beyond All-Inclusive, Beyond All Compare" Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit once again shines light on contemporary Mexican art with a pop-up gallery from top Mexican artist Rosana Sanchez. At the resort now through January 10, 2017, the exhibit, entitled "Voices of Silver and Stone," features silver, gold and semi-precious stone jewelry that juxtaposes the feminine force with the sculptural tradition of Mexican indigenous people. An annual series, past fashion and art exhibitions include Benito Santos, Hoja Verde, Lyne Jewels, Alejandro Carlín, Juan Barba, and Martha Collignon.
A third-generation jeweler, Rosana Sanchez is the director of the Citlali brand founded by her father in 1968. Voices of Silver and Stone is a composition of her silver creations that embody the spirit of the complex Mexican universe, metamorphosing sky, mountains, valleys, lakes, and seas into wearable art that elevates the mundane into the extraordinary. She draws upon Aztec codices, the deities of the valley of Mexico, the sacredness of the Huichol (Native Mexicans) signs, the hummingbird and the flowers it drinks from, establishing an ethos rich in the imagery of her culture and the sacred feminine. The result is utterly ethereal and delicate, yet rooted and ancient. Sanchez's silvered adornments are as unique and individual as the sacred animals, insects, and flowers from which she draws inspiration. Whether it is an entwining wreath of flowers artfully draped over a shoulder as a statement necklace, or a wreath of crystal bubbles trapped in undulating angles of silver, Sanchez's work narrates a story of her past, present, and future.
Voices of Silver and Stone is curated by Melín Castro, president of Melin Castro Design, a renowned Mexican architectural and interior design studio who is responsible for the design and corporate image of the five Velas Resorts among others, and Veronica López Garcia. From 2010-2015, López Garcia served in the Ministry of Culture of Guadalajara as the head of the Laboratory of Art Variety (LARVA), a forum in which she opened the exhibition space Salón Larva where she planned and curated multiple design, architecture and sculpture exhibits.
Through January 10, 2017, the boutique at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit will have original pieces of Rosana Sanchez for sale. Items such as necklaces, earrings, and bracelets range between $125 and $3,200. For more information on Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, please call 1-888-407-4869 or visit http://vallarta.grandvelas.com/.
About Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit:
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, a Leading Hotel of the World, enjoys a privileged natural setting with flowering, landscaped gardens beside a long stretch of pristine beach and a dramatic backdrop of the Sierra Madre mountains. The centerpiece of the gardens is a three-tiered infinity pool, a preferred spot for catching the legendary sunsets. The AAA Five Diamond all-inclusive resort features 267 ocean-view suites, some with private plunge pools, and all with plasma TVs, wireless internet access, fully stocked mini bar, L'Occitane amenities and Nespresso machines. New Wellness Suites include a personal training session and massage in-suite in addition to other fitness amenities, such as a Lifecycle Exercise Bike, organic soaps, an Alchimia Apothecary Aromatherapy Kit, a Nikken Kenko pillow and comforter, and LED lamp with a clock and timer. Of the resort's five restaurants, three, serving French, Italian and Mexican gourmet cuisine, have received AAA Four Diamond awards for distinguished cuisine and presentation. An oasis of wellbeing, the resort's Leading Spa of the World offers 20 treatment suites, more than 30 spa treatments, many inspired by the native traditions of Mexico and a signature water journey. Other features include a fitness center, 24/7 in suite service, water sports, business center, tennis, baby concierge, Kids Club, and teen lounge during holidays. Puerto Vallarta is just a 15 minute drive away. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit features more than 25,000 square feet of indoor meeting facilities, including the Grand Marissa Ballroom, which consists of more than 6,000 square feet and is easily subdivided into five separate rooms. The resort's facilities also include four other rooms ranging from 681 to more than 1,954 square feet that offer several arrangement variations to maximize meeting productivity and efficiency. The resort has won numerous awards from Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, TripAdvisor, U.S. News and World Report and Forbes, which named it one of the Top Ten Coolest All-Inclusive in 2012. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit was built and is operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, majority owner, founder and president of Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela by his side, vice president of Velas Resorts.