Our very own Marcia Lucas was recently featured in an article titled “The wonders of Oaxaca” by the Austin American-Statesman:
Austin connections to Oaxaca
You don’t have to travel to southern Mexico to sample the textures, colors and spirit of Oaxaca.
Marcia Lucas first experienced the wonders of Mexico when she lived there as a child. She has felt a connection with the culture ever since.
She visited Oaxaca for the first time in 1977 on her way to Chiapas and two years later opened the Mexican import and folk art shop El Interior on West Lynn Street.
The energetic Lucas, who makes regular visits to Oaxaca, has formed close bonds with the Zapotec artisans throughout the region.
“You feel their joy. You get a connection with the culture because of that,” Lucas said. “The heart and the hand are really connected.”
The finely curated El Interior includes black pottery from San Bartolo Coyotepec, rugs from Teotitlán del Valle, textiles from Oaxaca, green pottery from Michoacan and much more.
Lucas says she is grounded and inspired by the people she has met in Oaxaca and the harmonious and reciprocal relationship the Zapotec artisans have with nature.
“They nourish my spirit,” Lucas said.
Info: 1009 W. Lynn St. 512-474-8680, elinterior.com
You can read the rest of the article here.