Archive for: October, 2012

San Miguel voted top tourist spot in Mexico

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado Readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine have selected San Miguel de Allende as the top location to visit in Mexico. Now, it is the job of the Tourism Council and of those who offer tourism services to demonstrate to visitors that San Miguel is also the top city in terms [...]

A grave fit for kings at the Parroquia

By Jesús Ibarra Where are you going so rushed, sanmigueleño? Turn your eyes to the shadowed place that contains the ashes of your beloved. Do not look at it so coldly! Spread your tears on it, watering it as the dew does the moss. Cry, since there lies—and I’m a witness—your priest and your best [...]

Day of the Dead a living tradition

By Oswaldo Mejía The Day of the Dead is one of the most ingrained traditions in Mexican culture. Since the times of the ancient empires there has existed here a vision about death, and it has been a cornerstone for understanding the rites celebrated in Mexico every year during the first two days of November, [...]

Death has a sweet tooth

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado Every year during the weeks leading up to Day of the Dead the Feria del Alfeñique is set up on Plaza de la Soledad in front of El Oratorio. Many vendors offering a wide array of figurines handmade from sugar are open for business every day until November 5 from [...]

Girls only: an exclusive club

By Joan DiPiero With their attention-grabbing colors, calico cats have long been favored by cat fanciers. They are not a separate breed, but rather a patterned color type. To qualify, the cat must have three colors – typically white, orange, and black or a more muted version of peach and gray with white. This lighter [...]

Gallery celebrates Day of the Dead and new international annex

By Susan Page Galería Atotonilco will celebrate the opening of a new international annex at its sixth anniversary with an open house. The event will also celebrate the Day of the Dead, featuring the work of two paper-maché artists: Abraham Rosales and Mauricio Hernández. A special, artist-created Day of the Dead altar, and refreshments, will [...]

Mexican Artists arrive at Casa de la Cuesta for Day of the Dead

By Barbara Erickson Jacobo Mendoza, a Oaxacan master weaver, comes to Casa de la Cuesta each Day of the Dead to share and sell his exceptional weavings. This past year was one of acknowledgement for Jacobo. In January he was selected to participate in the exhibition “Splendor of Textile” at the Peter Gray Art Museum [...]

“A Collective of Two” –captured by clay

By Alice Sperling In the lovely serendipitous way that San Miguel provides, a licensed clinical social worker from San Diego (Sylvia), with a passion for photography, met a medical researcher and talented clay artist from Philadelphia (Elaine) in a restaurant eight years ago. The women were breakfasting with their respective husbands. Elaine and Ken, in [...]

La Calaca festival: public and participatory arts

By Ángela Lewis You are invited to the first annual La Calaca Festival in San Miguel de Allende, November 1-4, 2012. The four-day, multi-disciplinary event will be integrated into the vibrant celebration of Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead). La Calaca Festival is both a homage to long-standing traditions and a celebration of the [...]

Are you ready to quit smoking?

By Joseph Bennett There is an amazing healing power that occurs when we are surrounded by people who want what is best for us and support us. The camaraderie that is felt when we join together with others to achieve a higher goal is remarkable. For this and many other reasons, a new group hypnosis [...]

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