TECALI THROUGH TIME
The Ceremony was held in the oldest Theatre in the Country 'Gregorio De Gante' built in 1540 and built by Claudio de Arcienega in Tecali, Mexico.
The eight pieces were commissioned by Tecali Council in 2016.
Chantal Meza’s artwork simply titled “Tecali” featured on the cover of Franco Morales book "Tecali through Time". Eight works were commissioned for project, to show the intimate and historical life of one of the most important places which is full of the richest ancestral traditions in all Mexico; Tecali de Herrera.
Chantal agreed to be part of the project out of her personal love for the town, and an appreciation of its unique and beautiful character.
"To speak of the history of Tecali is appreciate how the place has had different ways of naming itself in the different historical periods, and how it has been central to the formation of the municipality of Puebla."
Oil on wood,
40 x 60cm
Private Collection, Mexico.
7 Artworks were created to Illustrate the seventh Legends written by the
Tecalense Historiographer and Poet
Carlos De Gante.
The property was built in approximately 1540, designed by the architect Claudio de Arcienaga. Initially it was used as the Corral de Comedia (as it was called until before the current name), stable, garbage, place of municipal meetings, for poetry and theater contests. In 1870, Ángela Peralta performed, El Ruiseñor Mexicano. The World Choir Festival was held in this theater, as well as plays by CADAC and the International Festival of Puebla.
Chantal Meza back in 2014 in her hometown talking about life & work.