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Finding HYGGE at Mérida’s La Cúpula

by Yucatan Times

What is Hygge? This Danish word is the essence of feeling a warm glow from the inside out. A place inviting of a cozy, gracious atmosphere. Mérida’s artists display their hygge at La Cúpula, while guests feel the open-hearted cultural awareness at this unique corner of this magical city.

La Cúpula has elevated Mérida’s artistic showcase of masterpiece composers. From portraits to jewelry, and fabrics to sculpture, the center is curated to inspire the story of art. Not only a display of artists’ work, however a gathering place for yoga, wine events, documentary screenings and more. La Cúpula has built a sanctuary for the artistic community.

Portraying art in all forms, Mérida’s cultural phenomenon is located steps from the famous tree-lined street, Paseo de Montejo. The historic dome where La Cúpula lives and breathes emotion of artistic expression in all forms, is in itself, stunning.

(PHOTO: Miranda Allfrey)

(PHOTO: Miranda Allfrey)

Artists from across the globe travel to take up residency to create and showcase their work, and locally residing international artists contribute to its legacy. With weekly events, the nonprofit has something for everyone.

A recent interview with Canadian artist extraordinaire, Ric Kokotovich, proved his inner hygge. His soul poured out in his photography transposed into iridescent pieces of Mexico heritage and Yucatecan culture in his exhibit ‘Modern Women’. The beauty heart-stirring, and the unconventional shapes challenging the imagination. His brilliant mind expands what you may have never considered pure art. View Ric’s work on display at Rosas & Xocolate through June 15, 2017.

Ric Kokotovich

Ric Kokotovich

La Cúpula is a breath of fresh air. A beautiful place for stirring emotion and connecting to beautiful stories written through art.

Visit La Cúpula @ http://lacupulamerida.org/

Calle 43 No 407 x 41 y43 Centro

Merida, Yucatán, Mexico 97000

March-April Events & Exhibits @ La Cúpula

Cultural Events @ Centro Cultural La Cúpula

March 16th, 6 pm : Ruta Gráfica MX.

A mobile printmaking workshop is traveling to several Mexican cities to teach children the art of printmaking.

In Mérida, a group of 10 children from the south of Mérida will come to La Cúpula and each one of them will prepare a self portrait. Their artworks will be shown together with those of other 10 children from the north of Merida.

March 23rd, 8 pm : Poetry reading by Lilia Barbachano

*March 23rd to March 26th, from 7 pm to 12 am. International Festival of Lights, artist Orfeo Quagliatta

*March 25th, 8:30 pm : Christopher Collins (violin) and guest pianist, reservation mandatory.

March 30th, 8 pm : English-speaking talk about Toh, the Bird festival of Yucatan, by photographer Ivan Gabaldón.

*April 6th, 7 pm : English presentation of PLASMARTE design furniture by Octavio García Leal

April 7 to 9th, all day : Bird photography workshop in English

April 13th, 7 pm : English guided tour of solo exhibition A Ship’s Log by David Serrano

Current exhibitions @ Centro Cultural La Cúpula

David Serrano – A Ship’s Log


Until April 14th

Erika Harrsch – Beyond Visible

Paintings and mix media

Until May 18th

Octavio García Leal – PLASMARTE

Design Furniture Master Line exclusively for La Cúpula

Until June 24th

Katherine de Barrueta – Alas

Jewelry and Sculptures

Until June 24th

Angela Damman – Alas Collection


Until June 24th

Last but not least at Rosas & Xocolate

Ric Kokotovich – Modern Women

New Media (Photography)

Until June 15th

By Miranda Allfrey for TYT

mandy_berger-99x150Miranda Allfrey is a travel, health & lifestyle writer, cancer survivor, and speaker. Her captivating storytelling adds magic to destinations, cuisine, experiences, products, culture, and health. With a global awareness and passion for life & cloudsurfing (aka flying), she is the perfect brand ambassador. To learn how she can help your company surf to the top, click here: Work with Miranda.


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