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Women in Icons: Emerging Voices

By Mary Miller

St Paul’s Anglican Church on calle Cardo will present a rare opportunity to spend time with Mary Jane Miller, a full-time resident of San Miguel de Allende who has 20 years’ experience creating classic iconography. Miller will casually discuss the ancient technique of egg tempera and the history of this forgotten art form while showing new work and images reflecting her latest insights on women. Classic iconography offers a unique window into the spiritual traditions of the Byzantine Church and has begun to emerge in liturgy and art collections around the world.

“Women in Icons: Emerging Voices”
Tue, Aug 9, 5–6:30pm
St. Paul’s Anglican Church
Cardo 6

In her talk, Miller will focus on a wide variety of images and lesser known voices of women. The slideshow will feature Miller’s iconic “Mary” collection followed by her unorthodox renovation of an abandoned chapel while living on a Greek island with her husband in 2015. The conclusion will be a sneak preview of some iconographic images from her next book, drawing on the significance of Mary Magdalena’s absent voice and its lasting effect in the church and in religious art.

Miller’s discussions are lively, provocative, and often thought provoking. After working 20 years in an art form full of symbols, Miller will surely challenge listeners to think differently of women in iconographic tradition and to see the opportunity for more study and questioning into the lives of women who are rarely noticed but who have a significant impact in history.

Please join us for an evening to remember on Tuesday, August 9, 5:00–6:30pm, at St. Paul’s Anglican Church. A wine reception with light appetizers will follow. All profits from this evening will be donated to Mujeres en Cambio.


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