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Archive for: October, 2013

Rembrandt y Alejandro Santiago, la parranda imposible

Por Fernando Gálvez de Aguinaga Uno de los padres del arte del grabado es sin lugar a dudas Rembrandt (1606-1669), muy pocos pintores de renombre veían en las técnicas de la estampa más allá de una herramienta para hacer copias en blanco y negro de su obra o para ilustrar libros. Nombres como el del [...]

Molcajete: an ancient Mexican tradition

By Susan Page You can’t get more Mexican than a molcajete! A new collection of novel shapes and designs will be on display at Galería Atotonilco’s Open House, October 26 and 27, noon to 5pm each day. Art Galería Atotonilco’s Open House Featuring decorative molcajete carvings Sat and Sun, Oct 26 and 27, 5pm Directions [...]

Master Mexican artists arrive in San Miguel for Day of the Dead at Casa de la Cuesta

By Barbara Erickson Jacobo Mendoza, the Oaxacan master weaver, comes to Casa de la Cuesta each Day of the Dead to exhibit and sell his exceptional weavings. Casa de la Cuesta gallery owners Heidi and Bill Levasseur invite the public to join them for this annual event, saying, “We enjoy hosting Jacobo for Day of [...]

Soul connections: Couples who create

By Marcia Wolff “Love is a high inducement for the individual to ripen, to become world for himself for another’s sake.” Rainer Maria Rilke “For one human being to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult task of all,” says Rilke. And while it depends on how we are raised, it is still our [...]

Gallery CSEIS presents new work by Victoria Pierce

By Maureen Smullens Mixed media artist Victoria Pierce’s new show La Tierra en el Fuego will be presented at Gallery CSEIS on November 1. The opening reception will coincide with the First Friday Art Walk at the Fábrica la Aurora. Art Victoria Pierce at Gallery CSEIS Fri, Nov 1, 5-8pm Gallery CSEIS (C-6) Fábrica la [...]

The Other Place hits close to home

By Geoff Rose, photo by Erik Zavala The critically acclaimed play, The Other Place by Sharr White continues its successful run at Teatro Santa Ana this Wednesday through Sunday October 30-November 3. Produced by Stray Dog Presents, directed by Taylor Korobow, with a professional ensemble of actors, The Other Place is a provocative, entertaining and [...]

Learning about bullfighting: a day at the Plaza de Toros

By Henry Vermillion A day in the Bullfight Ring Sat, Oct 26, 10am-1pm Plaza de Toros Oriente Recreo 52 Free and open to the public Bullfighting is an ancient tradition in most Latin countries, including, of course, Mexico. (Others are Spain, France, Columbia, Portugal, Venezuela, Peru, and Ecuador.) It’s an art—the only one in which [...]

La Calaca Festival more “alive” than ever

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado La Calaca (skeleton), one of the newest and most successful festivals in San Miguel de Allende, returns this year more “alive” than ever. The festival will explore art through exhibitions and murals related to the Day of the Dead and pay homage to Chavela Vargas, a Costa Rica-born Mexican singer especially known for her renditions of Mexican [...]

Keep CASA moving!

By Nina Weber CASA is constantly on the move, with 93 employees in total divided between 10 educational and health programs. Most of the programs travel on a daily basis, providing their services to members of rural communities outside San Miguel de Allende. Each week, the peer counseling programs and midwifery students travel over 700 [...]

Interview with District Attorney René Urrutia

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado René Urrutia was introduced as the new district attorney in Zone D, which includes San Miguel de Allende. In an interview for Atención he talked about his challenges in this position as well as the status of some crimes that have occurred in the city. Jesús Aguado: Could you talk about your experience in the Procuraduría [...]

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