Join Lisa DiGioia-Nutini, owner of Mexico Lindo
, for a special program spotlighting Frida-influenced pieces she has bought and sold over the past 17 years. A Graduate Gemologist® and Mexican folk art dealer and devotee known locally for her former gallery in Squirrel Hill, Lisa can now be found showing her collections and conducting folk art workshops at La Palapa restaurant on the South Side. Lisa is also an artist herself, her wire-wrapped mineral and bead jewelry incorporating Mexican components and themes. She is known for her elaborate yearly ofrendas for Dia de los Muertos and recently began performing as DJ Gringa Morena.
Lisa has invited special guest jewelry designer Maria Belen Nilson to join us. Maria, born in Argentina, adopted Mexico as her second home and founded MBN Designs
in Taxco. A love of nature, color, and exuberant, fluent curves characterize her sterling silver jewelry. She approaches all of her designs with an intent to preserve traditions of superior craftsmanship and her holistic approach to and love for life. Maria will show her Frida-inspired jewelry, including a very special collection she owns that once belonged to Frida herself.
Participants are invited to order takeout from La Palapa Mexican restaurant to enjoy in conjunction with this exciting event. Two items recommended: mole poblano con pollo (chicken) or vegetarian tacos with soy chorizo and rajas (poblano peppers). Guests will also be able to order La Palapa's newest addition, canned Paloma Margaritas to-go; just shake and pour over ice! Use the La Palapa app or order online
. Free limited-area delivery is available.