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Archive for: April, 2013

New artist at El Sindicato

By Andrew Osta Ukrainian/Canadian (and soon to be Mexican!) artist Andrew Osta is showing his new work at El Sindicato on Friday, April 26 at 7pm. Art The works by Andrew Osta Fri, Apr 26, 7pm El Sindicato Recreo 4 He will be showing work on a variety of themes. Before first coming to San [...]

Guajuato–San Miguel freeway plans go forward

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado On April 13, the state government announced that this year they will solicit bids for the construction of the Bicentennial Freeway that will connect Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende with more than 70 kilometers of roadway. Previously, some residents of rural communities in San Miguel had complained about the [...]

Inspired to quilt, a retrospective

By Camie Sands Quilt art is an art form that uses traditional quilting techniques to create art objects. It generally has more in common with the fine arts than it does with traditional quilting, with pieces generally usually either wall hung or mounted as sculpture, though exceptions exist – table runners, lap quilts, and 3-dimensional [...]

Inspired by color

By Megan Saint-Marie Hal McCartor’s large abstracted floral canvases are inspired by the colors of San Miguel de Allende. Art Works by Hal McCartor Fri, May 3, 5-7pm Van Doren Gallery Fábrica la Aurora After careers in medicine and computer science, McCartor took up painting in 1996, returning to college full time in studio art. [...]

Theft of a bust from the historic center

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado On February 10 a commemorative bust of Don Manuel Zavala located on calle Sollano in front of the local radio station was stolen. The next day, the local government said that this regrettable theft occurred just one day after security in the historic center had been reduced. Days later, a [...]

Cineastas piden posada

Por Jade Arroyo El Festival Internacional de Cine Guanajuato, mejor conocido por todos como el GIFF, regresa a San Miguel tras un año de ausencia. En su edición número 16, el festival cobrará vida del 18 al 24 de julio, presentando proyecciones fílmicas (casi) interrumpidas las 24 horas del día, tocando un gran espectro de [...]

Tere Martínez of CEDESA, 1947-2013: An Exemplary Life

By Holly Yasui It began as a dream, fueled by the will and energy of a group of young campesinos, led by Father Guillermo (Padre Memo) Dávalos. They took on the greatest challenges that face humankind: poverty, ignorance and injustice. They created a place called CEDESA, the Center for Agricultural Development, where they lived and [...]

Relajándose en San Miguel /Loosening up in San Miguel

Por/by Jade Arroyo Algunas sugerencias para hacer de tu día en San Miguel, uno perfecto. Some suggestions to make your day in San Miguel a perfect one. Comencemos el día con la mejor actitud: ¿les apetece pan y café para el desayuno? En La Mesa Grande se siente un ambiente relajado, muy a gusto, y [...]

Audubon launches next cycle of its Environmental Grant Program

By Bruce Janklow Sociedad Audubon de Mexico, the only Audubon chapter in Mexico, is currently launching the second cycle of its 2013 environmental grant program with a Call for Proposals. The program supports projects that protect, conserve or restore the ecology of San Miguel de Allende and its surrounding areas by addressing environmental threats, promoting [...]

Travel News

By Judy Newell Mexico Travel News Los Cabos to hold first-ever comedy festival in October The first Cabo Comedy Festival will run October 2-6. The five-day event, which will use the slogan “Where the Land Ends and the Laughs Begin,” will feature some of the entertainment industry’s top stand-up headliners along with a best new [...]

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