San Miguel de Allende

Snapshots & Soundbites Photo Essay: Mexico's Indigenous Masks

Here we present images and observations on Mexico's indigenous mask-making tradition from Bill LeVasseur, founder & curator of Another Face of Mexico folk art gallery and mask museum in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Tune into our chat with Bill while you peruse these pieces from his collection!

Snapshots & Soundbites Photo Essay: Mexico's Indigenous Masks

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.

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

Interview with Bill LeVasseur, Founder of Another Face of Mexico Mask Museum

Bill LeVasseur is founder & curator of Another Face of Mexico folk art gallery and mask museum in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Bill has been collecting Mexican ceremonial masks since 1997, and still travels extensively to see and film dance ceremonies and acquire masks. His mask-collecting hobby has now become an avocation to document and share the indigenous ceremonial customs with mask museum visitors, college audiences and Mexican school children. The museum opened to the public in February of 2006.

Interview with Bill LeVasseur, Founder of Another Face of Mexico Mask Museum