About Enrique A
Lives in Playa del Carmen
Since Jul 2009
35-49 year old male
Hi there, as you have already noticed I am based at the Mexican Caribbean a beautifull place full of color and life, wonderfull landscapes, beaches and the extraordinary blue caribbean sea, such a paradise... I was born in Mexico City , i used to live in downtown, pretty close to the place in wich the archaeologist Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, found the ruins of the Main Temple of the Aztec Civilization. I am a Story Teller, i always knew it, and when someone listen to my words i feel so glad, because i can bring back to the life the magic of the aztecs, the mayas, the ancient cities that grew up in the middle of the jungle, and i can stil hear the roar of the jaguar, the song of the quetzal and i give a new dimention to the motives of the heroes that created our country and left a legacy that now we call History.
Gift & Speciality Shops, Art Galleries, Art Museums
The Galleria Dante is located in an interesting building, and you can enjoy a glass of wine while appreciating contemporary art, painting and sculptures crafted by local artists. The tapas bar above the gallery provides great views of Puerto Vallarta.
Peyote People is much more than just an art gallery. It has been recognized by the Huichol Indian Traditional Government of San Andres, Cohamaita because it not only promotes the artwork but helps to preserve the Huichol customs and traditions. The gallery operates on a fair trade, co-operative system, with the owners, a Mexican-Canadian couple, providing Huichol families with artistic materials. The finished projects are colorful handicrafts that that incorporate images that the artists actually see when they eat peyote as part of their religious rituals.
If you are interested in ancient Mexican history, come to the Rio Cuale museum and learn more about the Purepechas, the pre-Hispanic people who lived in this area. There is also a naval exhibition and some interesting archaeological pieces on display.
The Loft Galeria is a small, cozy space with a lovely exhibition of art and jewelry by both international and local artists. The collection is truly diverse, and the staff and owner are very helpful and knowledgable about the individual pieces.
Named for a mountainous Nahuatl village, Galeria Olinala displays and sells ceremonial masks that have been worn in rituals for various local cultures. Whether they depict, peacocks, jaguars, tigers, or devils, these masks represent mysticism, magic, and religious beliefs essential to local ethnic groups. The vibrant colors and themes will catch your eye in an instant!
If you want to purchase genuine, high quality talavera (pottery), Majolica Antica is the place. The kind, informative owner will tell you all about the production process and history of the talavera.
Located in the airport, Galeria de Arte Mata Ortiz is a great place to do some emergency shopping! At Mata Ortiz you'll find a small art exhibition as well as jewelry and intricately designed pots.
Ambos is a contemporary art gallery that stands out from the traditional galleries in Puerto Vallarta with fresh and very interesting temporary exhibitions. Some of the artists exhibiting work at the gallery and are happy to show you around and talk to you about their art.
The sculptures at Puerto Vallarta Gallery are outstanding and very unique, made of different materials such as clay, metal, and glass. The prices are also very accessible and there are pieces to suit most budgets.
At Puerco Azul, you can find lots of different art pieces, from paintings to papier-maché sculptures. The staff is really kind and attentive, and will find a piece that suits your interests and budget.