Vallarta Living | July 2009
|Alejandro Baez Remembered|
Twila Crawford - PVNN
Memorials continue to be held in remembrance of Sol y Luna art gallery owner, Alejandro Baez. Services are being held at 7 pm on Tuesday, July 7th and Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral in downtown Puerto Vallarta.
|We extend our condolences to any of Alejandro's family or friends reading this for their loss.|
Born in Mexico City, Baez grew up and studied in different parts of Mexico, the United States and Europe. After moving to Santa Fe New Mexico, he began to live and work within the art community and procured a combination of experience and education that would later lead to the creation of his two Puerto Vallarta art galleries - Sol y Luna Fine Contemporary Art and Sol y Luna Art for the Uninhibited.
Both galleries opened their doors in 2006, bringing Baez's art experience and education to the Puerto Vallarta art scene by highlighting a collection of international artists for fine art collectors, as well as admirers.
Alejandro was remembered here in Puerto Vallarta at a ceremony that was held at Sol y Luna on Saturday July 4, 2009 at 6 pm, followed by a special mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral in downtown Puerto Vallarta at 7:30 pm.
On July 5th, a mass was celebrated in his name in Mexico City. Some of his ashes were buried next to his mother there. Wendy Brown Baez, a performance poet from Minneapolis and Puerto Vallarta, and close friend, will conduct a ritual of remembrance in Santa Fe, NM, to celebrate Alejandro's life.
Wendy says, "He will be deeply missed by many. He had quite an impact on my life. We were very close and truly loved each other. I am grateful I was able to say goodbye." Additionally, Wendy points out "Alejandro was a visionary in his abilities to find accomplished artists of extraordinary and wide-ranging talent, and displayed art in ways that enhanced each work. Whether it was an Aztec dancer, a shamanic blessing, an opera singer or a flamenco dancer, he celebrated art in all disciplines. He also hung art in local restaurants, spas and boutique hotels. Alejandro pushed the envelope for homo-erotic art of the male form."
Sol y Luna will continue under the direction of Alejandro's partner.
In 2006, Alejandro Baez brought 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 Fine Contemporary Art and Sol y Luna Art for the Uninhibited. For more information, click HERE or visit solylunapv.com.