LOCAL Houston | The City Guide October 2016 - Page 68

SCENE EVENT: INAUGURATION OF ROLANDO ROJAS PERMANENT STUDIO WHERE: SERRANO GALLERY, WASHINGTON ARTS DISTRICT The Consulate General of Mexico in Houston and Mexico Tourism Board joined Serrano Gallery and LOCAL Houston magazine to celebrate iconic Oaxacan artist Rolando Rojas’ new permanent studio at Silver Street Studios. The Consul General of Mexico Oscar Rodríguez Cabrera was on site for the ribbon cutting. The night was the perfect kickoff for Mexican independence. An acoustic guitar serenade musician set the tone with Mexican classics while guests enjoyed delicious mole tasting by Cuchara. Don Julio 1942 Bar created an on-site bar featuring classic margaritas and palomas made with their exquisite Anejo which is aged in oak barrels for over a year. Guests walked around life-size paintings by Rojas suspended within the space from the beams overhead and crowded to watch and interact with Rojas as he painted a canvas live. Photography by Serrano Gallery Rolando Rojas 68 L O C A L | october 16 Valentina Atkinson