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Oaxaca: An Intimate Travel Experience with Culture, Folk Art & Food

Travel to Mexico with Marcia Lucas, Folk Art Specialist and Owner of El Interior   Departure: January 28th –  Return: February 4th, 2021 * * The following activities are some of the experiences you may enjoy on your January adventure. The specific itinerary will emerge in the fall. Experience the essence and diversity of Oaxaca’s art, […]

Oaxaca Group Tour: February 2019

El Interior owner Marcia Lucas shares a big hug with her longtime friend, one of the famous pottery sisters, Concepcion Aguilar in Ocotlan de Morelos. Noriberto and his son show off the masks they made for Carnival in San Martin, Tilcajete El Interior friend Anne enjoys a shot of mezcal as part of the welcome […]

A Talk on the Daily Life in Ocumicho Event Photos

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  Harold Leibowitz, renowned UT Austin Professor and Emeritus in Middle Eastern Studies, “info-tained” customers and friends at El Interior with a conversation on the daily life and art in Ocumicho, a village in Michoacan, Mexico, last Thursday. Professor Leibowitz showcased photos of day-to-day life, as well as the environment and the whimsical, magical art of the women […]

The Joy of the Hunt

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Austin Friends of Folk Art published the following article, “The Joy of the Hunt” by Lee Price Arellano, in their What’s Up, April 2019 edition. Lee describes her experience traveling to Oaxaca with Marcia in late January 2019.  “The Joy of the Hunt” In late January, I was privileged to be a member of a small group of people […]

Oaxaca Group Tour: February 2018

At the start of each year, store owner Marcia Lucas hosts a one-of-a-kind trip to Mexico, allowing participants to fully immerse themselves in the vibrant culture of Oaxaca. After spending a full week basking in the beauty of Oaxaca City, our last group has returned, and we have some fun pictures and videos to share. […]

Mexico Buying Trip: February 2018

Marcia Lucas, owner of El Interior, has officially departed for her annual buying trip down to Oaxaca, Mexico. She’s slated to arrive back in Austin sometime in early March, but in the meantime, we’ve received a handful of pictures and videos that we wanted to share. This is the first piece of a two part […]

Mexico Buying Trip: January 2017

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Marcia Lucas, owner of El Interior, has once again headed down to the beautiful locale of Oaxaca, Mexico. There, she will curate a variety of unique folk art pieces as well as handmade clothing from many different artists in and around the state of Oaxaca. Below are some photos from Marcia while on her road […]

Nacimientos: Traditional Nativity Scenes from Mexico Exhibition with Ed Jordan

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Many changes have occurred in the life of Ed Jordan and his beloved Collection of Folk Art in the last 10 years. (Click here to view our tour of his home in February 2007.) One of the biggest, was his decision to sell his 100 plus year old home! We recently visited with Ed at Mexic-Arte […]

Offerenda, La Labrada Ceremony

Dearest Friends, I am filled with deep gratitude for the abundant generosity that you displayed with your contributions to Grandmother Julieta’s compromiso, as they call it in Oaxaca, her promise of responsibility. We raised $1805 dollars to help Grandmother Julieta, she was thrilled; THANK YOU, THANK YOU! A big shout out to The Center for […]

Grandmother Julieta Casimiro Fiesta Patronal for El Senor de los Tres Caidas

For Friends of El Interior, An Update on Grandmother Julieta Casimiro. Many of you attended a reception we had at El Interior in the Fall of 2014, with Grandmother Julieta Casimiro, of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers. She visited me in my home and came and did a limpia or energetic clearing in the store with copal […]

Mexican Bohemian Style in Austin, Texas

In preparation for our new website, we went out with Tarango Photography & Design and shot a few mexican bohemian style looks featuring some of the beautiful apparel pieces available in our store. Models Carter Wray and Kendra Ballantyne represent the beautiful and diverse style that we bring with our handmade clothing from Oaxaca Mexico. […]