Proprietress Jennifer Bjarnason has worked with indigenous artists for over 31 years, and was owner and curator of Copper Moon Gallery from 2004 until 2022. As an art dealer and history enthusiast, with special interest in indigenous cultures and archaeology, she has enjoyed exploring Mexico, from Yucatan to Chihuahua, and many places between, since her first visit to central Mexico in 1991.
In 2018, while staying at the gorgeous Amor y Paz hotel in Real de Catorce, Jennifer penned her first major tour, La Puerta del Camino Real. Having worked previously in logistics and as tour coordination for a hotel in Morelia, she had already been organizing tours for 3 years, including art collection studio tours in the Lake Patzcuaro Region, to the Monarch Butterfly Reserves, for Dia de Muertos, many of which included travel logistics for private tours leaving Zihuatanejo, Lake Chapala, Guanajuato, San Miguel, and Mexico City. La Puerta del Camino Real was our debut tour, a two week journey traversing a grand route from Zihuatanejo through Guanajuato, Zacatecas, Real de Catorce, San Luis Potosi and back to Zihuatanejo through Mineral de Pozos and Morelia. Following this, Jennifer began organizing workshops with artists around the Lake Patzcuaro region, which eventually led her to organizing a festival of art workshops in Patzcuaro in July 2022. In 2020, she organized our first Hope for the Monarchs butterfly fundraisers, which involves a dinner and lecture with Dr. Pablo Jaramillo Lopez, who then leads a tour into the reserve, for guests who are interested in being educated about this sacred migration, route, populations, obstacles and solutions pertaining to their environment and survival. Jennifer has organized exceptional tours for Dia de Muertos since 2017, incorporating events and dinner parties that are fun and educational.
Contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org