From Here: April 5 – 11

My dear friend, sculptor Jim Demetro, spent part of this week in the hospital with heart problems. He’s home now resting but scared the bejabbers out of us. He’ll be back at work finishing up The Fishermen at his gallery across from Parque Lazaro Cardenas. Drop in this week and add a touch of clay to the sculpture before it heads to the foundry to be bronzed and give him a big hug. Be sure to join us Thursday evening for wine and nibblies around 7 pm when Gary Thompson’s Free Sculpture Tour ends at Demetro Galeria.

Paul Aleman and Renee Armand open tomorrow night at the Red Room. I am so excited to see them and get lost in their incredible voices. I will have a review next week but don’t wait – get tickets. They can do nothing but brilliance so don’t miss them. Their show dates are April 05, 07, 10, 12, and 14 at 7:30 pm.The palm Cabaret has closed for the season. I caught Kevin levesque’s outrageously funny “Where in the World is Miss Conception,” last week. I have seen Kevin’s Miss C almost every year but have to say; the current show topped them all. His costumes – always masterful – are now being built here in Vallarta and are stunningly fabulous! Kevin will be back for the Fall opening of the palm and has some grand plans including a Christmas show he

has nearly finished writing. We will be getting together for a chat this summer; stay tuned for new things happening on Olas Altas.

My colleague at the Vallarta Tribune, Leigh Thelmadatter, who writes Creative Hands in Mexico, wrote an article about me and my creations! My talented friend Paco Ojeda took most of the photos. Enjoy his current work at Paco Ojeda Live.

I hope everyone’s Easter was as lovely as the weather. Take care of each other with gentle kindness, From Here.

Marcia Blondin