"MORE ARTWORK"The combination of food, drinks, paintings, pictures & fixtures is what makes Tequilas Restaurant a gallery for all your senses to enjoy. Three very interesting Punched Tin Mirrors are featured in the dining rooms. Traditional early classic colonial hacienda and folk art mirrors were developed in San Miguel de Allende in the state of Guanajuato in central Mexico about 100 years ago. Originally local artisans were using milk cans to make lanterns for religious celebrations but shortly after, the foreigners began placing orders for mirrors and other wall decor made of punched tin foil.
Locked in the middle of this Paco De La Peña painting located on the corrider towards the rest rooms, is the Fire Woman (Mujer de Fuego).
De La Peña was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco in 1951 as Francisco Javier de la Peña. Took painting classes with José Ma. Servín, studied in the School of Plastic Arts at the University Of Guadalajara and at the Washington University in St. Louis. Missouri. He is distinquished by his magical realism, the vivid colors he tends to utilize and how he incorporates popular Mexico scenes into his works.
Along the hallway leading to the main dining room in the back of the restaurant are two paintings of women carrying food on their head. These are of indigenous females one carries bunches of bananas, while the other is carrying bundles of garlic.
In our next segment "we will explore the pictures" in the restaurant.