News ~ Noticias ~ June 2007
¡Hola, dear Friends of Mexico Lindo! Here are some special items that we thought you'd like to know about as everyone prepares for summer: The new and improved Ceramics of Metepec and Izucar de Matamoros section is up and running. Several items were already sold before we could let you know about it, but fear not, we'll continue to add to it.

las dos fridas Yes, Father's Day is just around the corner on Sunday June 17th and we have what you need. Crisp and Hip Dads wouldn't wear just any kind of tie, and why should they? Show him you appreciate his dudical-ness with something in silk from Pineda Covalin, like The Two Fridas or the Mayan Murals of Bonampak. From $55-$65. bonampak murals
Radical Dads can always use a classic tee emblazoned with the image of a quintessential icon, be it Che, Emiliano Zapata, Pancho Villa or Subcomandante Marcos. We have lots to choose from, most in size XL. From $18-24.
El Che Justicia! Libertad! Viva Zapata

precolumbian earrings We very rarely make exceptions in selling items from any locality other than Mexico, but as some of you know, we have always carried the PreColumbian reproduction jewelry based on ancient artifacts from the Museo de Oro in Bogota. Some wonderful new pieces will be arriving in mid-June. These are finely made pieces of 24K gold plate over pewter; prized for their unique elegance and durability. Distinctive yet affordable, priced from $30-235.

Pittsburghers who knew and admired the paintings of the late Dr. Eduardo Lozano will be happy to know that we are taking requests for the book Lozano, in preparation for a special order with the publisher in Argentina. This coffee table-worthy volume, conceived and edited by Iván Vásquez, features many beautiful color plates of Dr. Lozano's work and will retail for $40. We would like to have all requests in by the end of July so that we can place our order by the beginning of August. Email Lisa if you are interested in being placed on the list. Although we aren't requesting any deposits, please do be certain that you definitely want the book before requesting it. A copy of it is available for viewing in the store and if you would like to see it beforehand, please feel free to drop in!
The People Decide Another very special new book will soon be here: Nancy Davies’ The People Decide: Oaxaca’s Popular Assembly. Authentic Journalist Nancy Davies' reports from the Mexican city of Oaxaca throughout 2006 during the rise of the Popular Assembly movement are now compiled into one book. This is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the conflicts that occurred in Oaxaca last year and which still remain unresolved. This will retail for $20. Call or email Lisa to reserve your copy.

It's not too late to join the Polar Bear Raffle! Help us to adopt Koda Rogers and Nuka McFeely, the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium's star polar bears for a chance to win a Polar Bear alebrije by Oaxacan artist Armando Jiménez! Armando's work is known and collected by people all over the world, and this stunning bear with a retail value of $180 would be a grand addition to any collection or a great start to the begining of one. Raffle tickets are $15.00 or three for $40.00 and the drawing will be held on July 1st, 2007. If we succeed in raising more than $250.00 for the adoption, the lucky winner of the raffle will also win 10 free Zoo passes and we will be helping the Zoo’s continuing conservation efforts. Raffle tickets may be purchased in person at the store, online via Paypal here or by phone with a credit card. Email Lisa or call 412.422.9984 if you need more information or have any questions. To learn more about the Zoo's Adopt an Animal Program, visit their website.
Win a Polar Bear!
An Alebrijes update will soon be underway and we'll be sure and let you know when that's ready for viewing. Until then: ¡Saludos!
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