“ON THE ROAD” with Janet Stanley to San Martin, Ocotlan, Santo Tomas and Coyotepec

On the Road” is a series of articles and photographs about what to do and see in Oaxaca. On March 7, 2011 Janet Stanley along with Oaxaca Lending Library (OLL) <http://oaxlibrary.org/Oaxaca_Lending_Library/Photos/Pages/On_the_Road_to_Ocotlan.html> hosted a day-long tour to San Martin, famous for it’s beautifully constructed and painted wooden animals and other figures ( alebrijes in Spanish) at the home and factory (see slideshow below) of Jacobo and Maria Angeles angeles@tilcajete.org.

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After leaving Los familia Angeles we dined in San Martin at Resturant Azucena Zapoteca.

After comida we visited Ocotlan, famous for being the home to Adolfo Morales, a Meixcan surrealist painter, who incorporated elements of magic realism into his work <http://www.google.com/images?rlz=1T4ADRA_enMX345MX346&q=Rodolfo+Morales&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&sa=X&ei=sRKBTZvvN5C2sAOg8N2OBg&ved=0CCcQsAQ&biw=1003&bih=539>. 

Next we stopped at Josefina Alguilar’s <http://www.aboutoaxaca.com/oaxaca/culture.asp> Ceramic Artisan in Ocotlan de Moreles. Home home is located just on the right as you enter Ocotlan. Photos from Josefina’s can be seen on my “On the Road” to Ocotlan, at https://morknme6.wordpress.com/2011/02/12/on-the-road-highway-175-south-to-ocotlan/  in Jaguar Speaks.