Interview with Anado Mclauchlin, Founder & Curator of Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery

Anado Mclauchlin is an assemblage and mosiac artist, and founder & curator of the Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery in the Casa de Las Ranas Compound about a half hour outside San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. Anado, who was originally named James Rayburn McLauchlin III, became a Mexico resident by way of Oklahoma, New York, India and California.

Anado has been creating art since his early childhood and remains committed to tapping into that child-like innocence and sense of playfulness . His vision has been to create a visceral playground for both adults and children.

He says:

I am not trying to change the world…I am using my art as a vehicle of exploration and inclusion in this big old world…. 

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