Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco - You know Misael Lopez. His portraits of Princess Leah and Albert Einstein define Vallarta street art, and now Gold Leaf Smoke Shop is proud to sponsor the grand opening of Lopez's new space, The Hive Studio and Galería.
The event will take place from 7:00 to 10:00 pm on Friday, January 26th, at San Salvador #370 in Col. 5 de Diciembre. The exhibition includes work by Lopez, plus Mara Díaz, Quetzal Coatl, and other local urban artists, as well as live music performed by Machete House.
At the opening, Lopez will unveil The Hive's first major project, a collaboration with Joey Real of PV Street Art for a citywide series of murals. The murals will focus on the environment and conservation. The first piece, which wraps the wall next to The Hive Studio in Col. 5 de Diciembre, echoes the theme of "The Hive" with a swarm of bees.
"We are using the bees as a platform to talk about other issues that are happening with other endangered species," says Misael.Misael Lopez has been creating urban art in Puerto Vallarta since 2010. The Hive Studio and Galería is his first gallery space. For more information, contact Misael Lopez 322.173.1918 or Joey Real 520.440.9410 (U.S. phone) or jrreal87(at)gmail.com.