The Women of San Miguel, an Indiegogo Project
By David Álvarez
San Miguel poet and painter Anthony Maulucci has launched an Indiegogo campaign called “The Women of San Miguel de Allende” in order to fund a series of portraits of some of the women he finds most attractive in the city in central Mexico that he now calls home. “There’s some beauty in every woman, but I hope to capture the soulful sensuality of the women I consider to be the most exceptionally beautiful in this city of strikingly attractive women,” Maulucci says.
A Wesleyan University graduate, Maulucci was a college professor of literature and creative writing in Connecticut prior to his retirement from full-time teaching at the age of 53. Since then, he has returned to his first love, painting in oils, and had a solo show at the Village Gallery in East Haddam, Connecticut, in 2007 on the eve of his departure for Mexico. In San Miguel, Maulucci’s work has had another solo show and been included in various galleries around the town, known globally as an international center for the arts.
Maulucci is seeking a total of US$5,000 to cover the cost of hiring models, purchasing supplies and mounting the exhibit(s).The portraits in this series will be similar to the Rossetti-inspired work Maulucci has been doing recently. Samples are on view on his Indiegogo campaign page at
Contributions starting at US$10 will be gratefully received, and there are rewards for amounts of US$25 or higher, including a reproduction of one of the portraits and an invitation to the exhibit opening in San Miguel.
The completed portraits will be put on exhibit in San Miguel and, providing there is sufficient funding, will travel to other cities in Mexico and the US.
Maulucci is the author of 20 books, including 100 Love Sonnets, which was inspired by Pablo Neruda and of which one reviewer said, “Maulucci has carried the sonnet forward into the 21st century, and made it relevant again.” Pianist and broadcaster Will Duchon of WMNR Public Radio calls them “passionate and intelligent.” His literary work is available in Kindle editions from Amazon.
Indiegogo is a premier crowdfunding website on a par with Kickstarter. Maulucci’s campaign runs for 60 days and will end on October 11, 2014.