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Mexican Artist Efren Gonzalez Visits Ashland Art Center

Ceramic Clay Mural Mexico

Efren Gonzalez with Ceramic Mural

Ashland Art Center is so excited to bring International Artist Efren Gonzalez to Southern Oregon for a visit and round of workshops in September!

Efren Gonzalez lives on Lake Chapala in the town of Ajijic, a picturesque fishing village near Guadalajara. He enthusiastically engages visitors and locals in the Efren Gonzalez Cultural Center, a gallery, frame shop, ceramics studio, and classroom, where he mentors both adults and children. His work includes painted murals, watercolor and oil paintings, and a recently developed, incredible, three-dimensional clay mural technique.

Efren Gonzalez – Ceramic Mural

These clay murals were inspired by ancient Mayan traditions, although the method and outcome is completely Efren’s invention. The murals, which measure about 8 feet high and can be as much as 18 feet wide, are made in sections, then fired and assembled at the installation site. Although the

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