Photographic Adventures in Paradise
Last night was the grand opening of the “Hecho En Mexico” art exhibit. The paintings are all oil on canvas. They were painted by various students of the San Lorenzo School of Art, Cancun, Mexico. Paco Negrete is the instructor and owner.
We were invited to a birthday party given by Barry Ivan White at his home for his friend and fellow entertainer Betty Melendez last week. It was Betty’s 88th birthday. She is a Mexican movie star and long time songstress that still entertains both in Cancun and Las Vegas. She spends about 6 months in each of these cities. The following is a film clip from a movie she starred in 1962 at age 33.
The following are some of the pictures from the party.
This special day was filled with a dish to pass from each of the guests, cake, ice cream, singing by Barry, Betty, Cynthia Morningstar Davis, and others. Guests present were from 6 different countries. The conversation was vigorous and the commaradere wonderful. The guest of honor enjoyed her special day immensely. Cancun is a very special place where this kind of gathering is common among friends that live here. Come and enjoy the fun.
Paco Negrete´s art school students are joining together to present some of their works at the , for a week long showing. The Center is located conveniently on Tulum on the inner road next to the Casino. The map is below as well as a picture of the bldg. The exact address is Av. Tulum SM20 Mz8.
I took some photos during the setup stage this morning and they are below. They are all oil on canvas paintings. Move to follow as the event unfolds.
The exhibit opens to the public at 7pm tonight Friday Feb. 3. Please stop to see all the beautiful works of art.