Since the opening of Martinez Studio in 1994, owners and artists Sandra and Wence Martinez have always found ways to bring along Wence’s family on their artistic adventures – if not literally, at least in spirit. To celebrate the traditional and personal weavings of the family circle, Martinez Studio will host a “family sale” and accompanying lecture. The lecture will take place on September 3 at 3 pm at the Martinez’s working studio and gallery south of Jacksonport.
Wence’s photographs and the couple’s tag-team storytelling will introduce the public to the people and region of Oaxaca. Wence was trained in traditional weaving processes by his father and grandfather in Teotitlan de Valle, Mexico, and then went on to study design, French Gobelin weaving techniques and technical wool dyeing at the Taller Nacional de Tapiz in Mexico City.
In addition to his own weavings, Wence and Sandra also work with Wence’s father Cosme, his brother Mito, Mito’s wife Yadi, and his nephew Eddy to help weave the contemporary designs that both Wence and Sandra are known for.
For the lecture, the walls of the Martinez Studio will be filled with the works of art of the family circle – with all of the weavings at 25 percent off in an effort to support their continued production back in Teotitlan. Special pricing on these weavings will be available throughout the remainder of the fall season.
Martinez Studio, open daily from 10 am – 5 pm through October, is located on Highway 57, one mile south Jacksonport. For more information call 920.823.2154 or visit http://www.martinezstudio.com.