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TECALI THROUGH TIME

THE
BOOK LAUNCH

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.

Eight pieces were commissioned by Tecali Council in 2016.

THE
STORY BEHIND

Chantal Meza’s artwork simply titled “Tecali” featured on the cover of Franco Morales book "Tecali through Time". Eight works were commissioned to show the intimate and historical life of this small village in Mexico, which holds until today an ancestral tradition; Stone craftsmanship.

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."

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CHANTAL MEZA

Tecali, 2016

Oil on wood,

40 x 60cm

Private Collection, Mexico.

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7 Artworks were created to Illustrate the seventh Legends  written by the

Tecalense Historiographer and Poet

Carlos De Gante. 

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THEATRE

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, place of municipal meetings as well as 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.

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Gregorio 

De Gante

Chantal Meza back in 2014 in her hometown talking about life & work.

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RELATED PROJECTS

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In 2019 there was a Public Ceremony held at 'Tecali Cultural Centre' to recognise five local Artists for their contribution to Culture in Tecali, Mexico.

The Visual Artist Chantal Meza was one of them. 

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Chantal was invited by Museo de Arte Popular to create a piece for the

Biennale "Artisan among Artists", which she created in collaboration with

Tecali's Artisans.

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‘CHANGES: Senses-Thoughts’ was an Individual Exhibition held at the Technology and Science Museum, Chiapas, Mexico in 2009. It consisted of artworks in oil, marble & onyx that brought together the artistic sensibility of an Artist and Artisans from the local village Tecali in the state of Puebla, Mexico. 

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