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Puerto Vallarta News NetworkNews from Around Banderas Bay | January 2009 

Sol y Luna Opens Lena Bartula's Art Exhibit "Enigmas" with a Bang!
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Lena Bartula's Enigmas will be on display at Sol y Luna Contemporary Art Gallery in downtown Puerto Vallarta through February 11, 2009.
Sol y Luna Contemporary Art Gallery, on January 28, 2009, opened their newest show of fine art with Enigmas, the moving Huipil (wee-peel) work of artist Lena Bartula of San Miguel de Allende. This exhibit will be on display for the next two weeks. Her work is moving and yet displays the simplicity and complexity of huipil.

The opening was celebrated with local and visiting art connoisseurs, along with those of us in training, to appreciate the newest painting of her art displayed in several mediums. Within each painting, you sense the calm and tranquility of the artist and you are moved with its form.

Lena has explained what hupils are to her: "Huipil is a Maya woman's traditional blouse; it is her identity, a marker of her village, her status, her background and beliefs. The weaving of this garment is both a sacred duty and a personal statement, woven with her own designs, colors and ideas, yet all within the context of the tradition."

Bartula is sure that never in this lifetime will she understand all the codes whispered within their threads. They are beautiful, mysterious and holy. It is said the goddesses reveal the weaving process in dreams. They are enigmatic in that the symbology originally woven into them, as related to religion, agriculture or astronomy, had to be hidden.

Sol y Luna Contemporary Gallery is located at Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez 155-A in downtown Puerto Vallarta. For more information please visit, call (322) 222-1302 or email solylunapv(at)

Since 2006, Alejandro Baez has been bringing his years of art experience and education to the Puerto Vallarta art scene by highlighting a collection of contemporary and erotic art by both Mexican and international artists at his two Puerto Vallarta art galleries Sol y Luna Contemporary Art and Sol y Luna Art for the Uninhibited. For more information, click HERE or visit

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