Archive for: September, 2016

October Pets of the Month

By Lynn Weisberg and Joan DiPiero This month we are highlighting three dog siblings because we just couldn’t leave one out! They are Tria, India, and Speckle, all girls, less than five months old, and all are tri-colored, mixed-breed puppies. Each of them has a somewhat different personality, but all are energetic, curious, great with [...]

Vistas San Miguel

This is a bimonthly graphic reportage of scenes and events in San Miguel de Allende by Susan Dorf, a local San Miguel artist who has an eye for noticing and capturing the unusual moments and details in everyday scenes. You can view the whole series and purchase prints on her website, and find information on [...]

Happiness. What Is This Concept, Really?

By Diana Friedeberg It seems that we have been asking this question since the beginning of time. In ancient Greece, Aristotle defined happiness as the greatest aspiration of every human being, something that could only be obtained through the practice of virtue. For this important metaphysical philosopher happiness was not a concise state, but a [...]

On the Wall

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By Hope Palmer Often when we enter an exhibit, we are transported to another world, a space where the impossible has seemingly taken place. A richness of whispered lives permeates the air and drenches the walls in images in the works presented by Kathleen Cammarata and Deborah White. Art “On the Wall” By Kathleen Cammarata [...]

The Enduring Appeal of San Miguel for Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

By Melyssa Holik Reid Callanan, director of Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, first visited San Miguel de Allende in the autumn of 2000 when he was seeking to widen the scope of Santa Fe Workshops into a new location in Mexico. Although Reid had traveled often in Mexico, San Miguel stood out to him right away. [...]

The Beauty of Black

ART THE BEAUTY OF BLACK Variety is the spice of life

By Kathleen Cammarata Black is an ancient color, the first color, the first charcoal drawing created in 30,000 BCE. Black is serious as in clerical robes and funeral attire. Black is elegant as in the little black dress and the black tie affair. Black is pitch, ink, paint. Black is soot, silk, outer space. Black [...]

Nineteenth Century Style Greets Twenty-First Century Art Lovers

By Karen Sweet San Miguel de Allende offers a plethora of diversity in all areas of art for the aficionado and the neophyte alike. Not often seen is the “narrative” style of painting, which took root in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, before Expressionism or Abstract. Noted American artist Neal Smith-Willow will soon [...]

Galeria Vicent

La galería Vincent presenta la exposición titulada “Dos artistas, Dos visiones” por Michael Pedziwiatr y Beatriz Cota. El 1 de octubre en punto de las 5 a 9pm. La galería esta ubicada en la Quebrada 18. Tel. 150 0142. Facebook Vincent galería diseño. Arte Dos artistas, dos visiones Michael Pedziwiatr y Beatriz Cota Sáb, Oct [...]

The Meditation Center

By Frank Simons In this lecture we will examine the principle of lian guan, which we can roughly translate as “flow.” The six principles of synergy and flow are: slow down, relax, sink down, be natural/neutral, be continuous, and balance yin and yang. Achieving harmony and balance in your life is a goal of tai [...]

Wide-ranging Program from Occupy SMA

By Jim Carey Once again we are excited to welcome Laura Carlsen, the Director of the Center for International Policy’s Americas Program. US and Canadian expats will want to attend this event. Since 1985 Laura and her Americas Program have been leading sources of information for activists, academics, and citizens concerned about US foreign policy [...]

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