Martinez Weavings Back at Mr. Helsinki

Wence and Sandra Martinez will hang a rotating selection of their weavings and paintings at Mr. Helsinki Restaurant and Wine Bar in Fish Creek over the winter months.

“There is some kind of pixie magic in those tall, beautiful red walls that makes our weavings just glow. Maybe it is the wine, or the spicy shrimp, but showing there is just another great reason to hang out there all the time!” said Sandra.

"Pinon Melon" by Sandra and Wence Martinez.

“Pinon Melon” by Sandra and Wence Martinez.

Chris Cote, owner of Mr. Helsinki says, “The scale, texture and imagery of Wence and Sandra’s work transforms the space every time we host them. The large weavings particularly warm the space over the long ‘off’ season. I always hate to take them down.”

The “Village Collection,” Sandra’s latest designs woven by Wence’s apprentices, debuted in July to an enthusiastic audience. New versions of the designs in new colors have arrived and will share the walls with select weavings by Cosme Martinez (Wence’s late father) and Sandra’s painted studies for weavings. Three generations of the Martinez family of weavers will be celebrated in the first version of the show with fresh works added over the course of the winter.

Martinez Studio has come full circle, flowing back into the cultural heritage from which it was born. A reception will be held for the Helsinki show on Oct. 8, 5 – 7 pm.


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