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Archive for: February, 2015

Nueva sala literaria para niños y jóvenes en Bellas Artes

Por Sandra Ríos El Centro Cultural Ignacio Ramírez “El Nigromante”, mejor conocido como Bellas Artes, anunció que abrirá en abril una sala literaria destinada principalmente para niños y jóvenes. El Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, INBA, creó recientemente un convenio con la asociación “Sala Literaria” de los organizadores del Festival de Escritores para instalar este [...]

El corazón de San Miguel sigue latiendo

Por Jesús Aguado En la tercera edición de El Corazón de San Miguel, el reconocimiento fue entregado al cantautor Benny Ibarra. Por tercer año consecutivo, el gobierno local entregó el reconocimiento El Corazón de San Miguel, una escultura que reciben aquellas personas que están atrapadas por la magia de la ciudad. Este año, el Corazón [...]

Conferencia de la escritora Ángeles Mastretta

Por Sandra Ríos El pasado viernes 13 de febrero se presentó la escritora mexicana Ángeles Matretta dentro del marco de San Miguel Writer’s Conference para presentar su último libro La emoción de las cosas, con lleno total y un gran éxito. En 1985 Matretta publicó su primera novela Arráncame la vida que recibió el Premio [...]

Galería Atotonilco Presents Internationally Acclaimed Artist Gustavo Pérez

By Susan Page Some of the most eminent art critics in the world have raved about the extraordinary ceramics of Mexico’s internationally acclaimed ceramic artist, Gustavo Pérez. Excerpts of their reviews appear below. While San Ildefonso Museum in Mexico City is planning a major retrospective of Pérez’s work in 2016, San Miguel visitors and residents [...]

Masterpieces to Be Presented in San Miguel

By Jack Watson More than 50 paintings and sculpture pieces will be presented from March 7 at Gallery Gleason Ray in Fabrica La Aurora. Some of these pieces were exhibited in the Middle East, UK, Austria, Holland, and other countries in the European Union and Americas. Lynne Gleason began her artistic career through the important [...]

Peter Leventhal: A Baroque Artist for the 21st Century

By Kahren Jones Arbitman Peter Leventhal’s remarkable series The Thirty Six will be on display this weekend for two days only. Every one of its two dozen paintings testifies to his 60 years as a thoroughly Baroque artist. Leventhal’s distinctive style courses with movement and color, coaxed along by brushstrokes loaded with paint. His canvases [...]

The Science of Mindfulness

By Frank Simons The Meditation Center presents the video lecture series The Science of Mindfulness: A Research-Based Path to Well-Being from Great Courses, lecture 3, Informal, Formal and Intensive Practices. In this lecture you will learn about the options for meditation practice: informal mindfulness practice, formal meditation practice, and intensive retreat practice. Throughout this course, [...]

The Nation’s Worst Financial Crisis

By Jim Carey Front and center is Brooksley Born, first in her class, the first female editor of the Stanford Law Review. She speaks now about her failed campaign during the Clinton Administration to regulate the secretive, multi-trillion-dollar derivatives market and its crash which helped trigger the 2008 meltdown. Then former SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt, [...]

Melancholia: The Dark Side of Genius, Metamorphoses of the Artistic Temperament

By Bea Aaronson Melancholia is not an emotion. It is a mood that may lead to emotional disorders. But these emotional disorders are the fertile humus from which artists, poets, writers, and musicians draw their creative power. Usually defined as an abnormal state attributed to an excess of black bile, characterized by either a pensive [...]

We Shall Overcome!

By Patricia Jean Browne Protest music has been a powerful cry for justice throughout history, uniting people to share a spirit of dissent against personal or institutional injustices. Musicologist Jon Sievert explores a history of American protest music at this week’s PEN talk, Tuesday, March 3, in Bellas Artes auditorium at 6pm. Lecture PEN series [...]

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