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Archive for: January, 2016

YAM Gallery at Contemporary Art Fair Zona MACO

By Marie Moébius In February, Mexico City attracts the attention of the contemporary art world: gallerists, collectors, museum directors, artists, and amateurs from all over the world gather for the most important contemporary art fair in Latin America. This year, for the 15th iteration, Zona MACO is held once again in the Centro Banamex convention [...]

Casa Flamenca

By Ángela García Esperón We invite you to enjoy this unique experience to meet the “La Cueva del Duende,” where the magic of flamenco lives in every corner, and share in an intimate evening of flamenco in San Miguel de Allende. Flamenco Show Sat, Feb 6, 13, and 20, 4pm Tanque 24 Col. Atascadero 350 [...]

Buddhist Art and Architecture

By Frank Simons After the Buddha’s death, he was represented by shrines containing his relics or those related to the events in his life, the most basic being the stupa, a solid reliquary mound. Lay people worshiped at these shrines as a way of gaining merit or good karma and saw the shrine in an [...]

Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Art and Life

By Béa Aaronson, PhD Painter, architect, philosopher, and environmentalist, Hundertwasser is a one-of-a-kind artist. He was fascinated with spirals, and called straight lines “the devil’s tools.” Hundertwasser loved uneven paved streets and uneven irregular floors, saying that they were “a melody to the feet.” He would have loved San Miguel de Allende! He marveled at [...]

A House of My Own: A Bilingual Event

By Pat Hirschl Home has been a theme for Sandra Cisneros since The House on Mango Street, the book that catapulted her to fame in 1984. Mango Street has won countless awards, been translated into many languages, is required reading in many US schools, and has sold over six million copies. PEN 2016 Series A [...]

Preparing for the End of Our Life

By The Rt. Rev’d William O. Gregg St. Paul’s Anglican Church will be offering its series, “Preparing for the End of Our Life,” on Mondays, beginning February 1. The six-week series, ending March 7, will be held 4–6 p.m. in the Parish Hall. All are welcome. “Preparing for the End of Our Life” Mon, Feb [...]

It Takes a Global Village to Host International Event, Provide Local Outreach

By Maia Williams The San Miguel Writers’ Conference and Literary Festival is one of the world’s most prominent gatherings of its kind. Celebrated authors, distinguished faculty members, and attendees, primarily from Canada, the United States, and Mexico, flock to this sunny mountain-ringed paradise. The annual event, celebrating its iith anniversary February 10-14, is produced by [...]

Thirteenth Anniversary of the Jazz Encounter

By Cristóbal Martínez During a musical career of more than 35 years as sax player and composer, Salomon Maawad has been greatly influenced by the rhythms, melodies, and harmonies of the legends of jazz. Although classic jazz might have been his stepping stones, Salomon has developed a style of his own. By blending melodies and [...]

Copland House Piano Trio: 150 Years of America’s Musical Legacy

By Mittie Roger Returning to San Miguel de Allende, the three founding members of the acclaimed “Music from Copland House,” the resident ensemble at the creative music center located in Aaron Copland’s renovated National Historic Landmark home in New York, will wow audiences with two concerts Friday, January 29, at 5pm and Sunday, January 31, [...]

Award Winner Dorothy Lyman Directs Enemy

By Michael Gottlieb Two-time Emmy Award winner Dorothy Lyman chose to stage her world premiere of Enemy, a new adaptation of the Henrick Ibsen classic, An Enemy of the People, here in San Miguel de Allende. Theater Enemy Tue, Feb 11, Fri, Feb 12, and Sat, Feb 13, 7pm Sun, Feb 14, 5pm Tue, Feb [...]

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