ATTN: MERIDA FRIENDS
ATTN: MERIDA FRIENDS - Right next door to our casa in Merida (Calle 49, e 60 y 62) is a place that is totally indescribable. It is the studio, gallery and workplace of two artists - the painter Israel Koe Bonilla and Russel Aviles Zapata. Koe and Aviles are two artists that everyone in Merida should know about. They are amazing, each in his own way. Koe is a painter of astonishing and fanciful works. He not only creates paintings (some are huge) but also paints on furniture and accessories. Aviles is a highly skilled woodcarver. His mirror frames are truly astonishing. If you live in Merida, or visit occasionally, drop in on this place. In addition to the art work, there are antiques and stuff that could only be described as junk (treasures to some). Tell them Jorge sent you. By the way, Koe has a FB page. Look for it.