Special Invitation from the author Professor Franco Morales to illustrate the Book "Tecali through Time".
The eight pieces were commissioned by Tecali Council in 2016.
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.
All images copyright @chantalmeza
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."
Oil on wood, 40 x 60cm
Private Collection, Mexico.
7 Artworks Illustrated the seventh Legends written by the Tecalense Historiographer and Poet Carlos De Gante.
Gregorio 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, 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.
Chantal Meza back in 2014 in her hometown talking about life & work.
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.
Chantal was invited by Museo de Arte Popular to create a piece for the
Biennale "Artisan among Artists", which she created in collaboration with
‘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.