Saturday, July 14, 2012

El Gallinero: A Printmaker's Delight in Southern Spain

For those of you seeking a wonderful opportunity to sample the scenary and culture of southern Spain, El Gallinero will be something to remember. El Gallinero is a printmaking retreat run by artist Maureen Booth. She also offers classes for anyone wanting to try this medium we all know is wonderfully inkedup. 
Located nine miles,  a fifteen minute drive, south of Granada,  at the edge of a village in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, this little oasis provides the artist a place to work and print in a private, sun-drenched studio. Nontoxic, solarplate, monotype, relief and intaglio media are available.  
One can visit the Mediterranean coast at Motril, which is only 40 minutes away, and if you want to ski, the Sierra Nevada ski resort is a mere 25 minutes' drive. El Gallinero's surroundings are some of the most sumptuous you'll find in this part of Europe.  There are lots of small villages, walking trails, mountain biking and outdoor dining in a true Spanish tradition of tapas, music and wine. A special treat  to whet an artist's creative appetite is a trip to Granada's medieval fortress, Alhambre, which is located close by. It is a must for an excellent day trip of Spain's Moorish history. 
For more information on this special place, contact Maureen Booth at Tel: +34 958 488972, +34 653 221571 (cell)

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