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Archive for: February, 2016

Carta de Renuncia de la Presidenta de La Biblioteca

Febrero 12 de 2016 Con gran pesar en mi corazón hago del conocimiento público mi renuncia como Presidenta de la mesa Directiva de la Biblioteca Pública de San Miguel de Allende, A.C. efectivo 1 de febrero de 2016. Las razones de mi renuncia son varias: En octubre del año pasado fui diagnosticada con cáncer. Innecesario [...]

Jaguar Book and Tequila Presentation at Galería Casa Diana

By Diana Friedeberg Galería Casa Diana will host a special benefit event for jaguars. A large percentage of the funds obtained will be destined to jaguar conservation in Mexico through Panthera Mexico A.C. Book and tequila presentation K’iben de la Selva, by biologist Diana Friedeberg Tequila Jaguar To benefit the jaguar conservation in Mexico through [...]

Ceramics and Papier-Mâché by Annie Evans

By Diana Adkins Glassman Magenta Gallery presents “Other Truths,” a new exhibit by Annie Evans of her hand-built figurative ceramic and papier-mâché sculpture. A cocktail reception will be held at the gallery, Zacateros 26, from 5–8pm, on Saturday, February 27, Art Other Truths By Annie Evans Sat, Feb 27, 5–8pm Magenta Gallery Zacateros 26 “Other [...]

Art in the Park

By Ángela Cisneros Any time of day, you’ll find locals and tourists soaking up the scene in El Jardín, San Miguel’s beautiful main plaza. While El Jardín is indeed an awesome spot to dar una vuelta (take a stroll), just three blocks to the east, Parque Juárez offers an alternate landscape for outdoor lovers. On [...]

Buddhism and the Concept of Emptiness

By Frank Simons The Mahayana texts insist that “everything is possible for someone for whom emptiness is possible.” Video Presentation Buddhism. Part 12, Emptiness Thu, Mar 3, 5:30pm Meditation Center Callejón Blanco 4 Free, donations accepted The Mahayana introduced many important changes in the Indian/Buddhist tradition, but none was as profound or as far-reaching as [...]

Life in Occupied Palestine

By Jim Carey Fareed Zakaria once said: “Wise Israeli politicians, from Ariel Sharon to Ehud Olmert to Ehud Barak, have wanted to take risks to make peace because they have worried about Israel’s future as a Jewish and democratic state. That peace is what is in danger, not Israel’s existence.” The year 2016 has begun [...]

Freud and Surrealism: Art Mapping the Unconscious

By Béa Aaronson “I believe in the future resolution of these two states which in appearance are so contradictory, that of the dream and that of reality, into a kind of absolute reality, a surreality, if one may call it such.” ⎯André Breton Surrealism is not a “school,” not a style. It is not just [...]

Kaylie Jones, Daughter of Literary Lion James Jones, Reads From Latest Book

By Jenny Purdue Kaylie Jones grew up with legends like Norman Mailer, James Baldwin, Mary McCarthy, and Carlos Fuentes as part of her childhood, and didn’t fully understand their roles in American letters until she encountered them later in college literature courses. The daughter of James Jones, one of the post-World War II “new writers” [...]

Opera San Miguel Names Star Soprano as Artist-In-Residence

By John Bills, Artistic Director As the judges and finalists gather for its national contest for young opera singers, Opera San Miguel announces a newly endowed chair, The Shari Alexander Artist-In-Residence. Ms. Alexander, a long-time board member, has pledged an ongoing gift to provide an annual stipend and travel expenses to fund the Artist-In-Residence chair. [...]

Duo Pianists John Thomas and Mauro Ledesma Will Perform a Cross-Cultural Program at the Peralta

By Sarahí Valverde John Thomas is a classically-trained pianist and composer from Pennsylvania. Mauro Ledesma is a classically-trained pianist and composer from San Miguel. The two musicians met in early 2014, when Thomas visited San Miguel and performed at a Sunday service of Unitarian Fellowship at the Hotel Aldea. They quickly discovered a mutual passion [...]

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