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Bellas Artes and the Development of San Miguel

By Robin Loving Rowland

What would San Miguel be without its cultural richness? Would it be the social hub that it is? Would it have the economy that it does? I’d lobby that it would still have a lovely climate and beautiful people, but that those of us who crave culture would be nesting in, and visiting, other communities. That’s why our cultural institutions are essential to San Miguel.

Rotary Club Presentation
Bellas Artes & the Economic, Social & Cultural Development of San Miguel
Tue, Oct 21, 12:30pm
Hotel Misión El Molino
Salida a Querétaro 1

An expert opinion on that will be available free to all comers to the Rotary Club of San Miguel de Allende – Midday on Tuesday, October 21, when the architect Alberto Lenz, director of Bellas Artes (Centro Cultural El Nigromante), speaks at Hotel Misión, Salida de Querétaro 1, at 12:30pm.

Lenz, who earned a master’s degree in urban development and a doctorate in urbanism, is a specialist in urban infrastructure planning. To his credit, he was responsible for the creation of the interior port of Guanajuato, the logistical center of multimodal transportation, a first of this type of project in this country.

He also directed the creation of the convention and expo centers in Leon and Irapuato, directed the development of the national platform of strategic infrastructure under the Mexican chamber of construction industry, and guided technical assistance for the public-private association to establish cooperation between Mexico and Great Britain.

Lenz is a painter, a sculptor, and a jewelry designer. His paintings and sculptures have been presented in more than 20 individual expositions and 40 group expositions in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Leon, Queretaro, San Miguel, New York, Miami, Toronto, Barcelona, and Caracas. Monumental steel sculptures by Lenz have been installed in public spaces in Leon, Queretaro, Celaya, and Aguascalientes.

He has held his current position since 2012.

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