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April Literary Sala presents the Divine Feminine in Art and the Mexican Macho of Finance

By Carole Schor

On April 12 at 5pm, the San Miguel Literary Sala presents Glen Rogers, an artist who travels the world to find symbols of the divine feminine to produce provocative and beautiful art; and Andrew Paxman, author of Jenkins of Mexico: How a Southern Farm Boy Became a Mexican Magnate, the story of a historic Mexican, who used only one symbol in his work—the dollar sign!

Jenkins of Mexico

Andrew Paxman has written a biography of Tennessee farm boy William Jenkins who moved to Mexico and became the richest man in the country and the industrialist whom gringo Mexicans most loved to hate. “Jenkins was the precursor of today’s Mexican plutocracy and hence the Carlos Slim of his days. Crony capitalism is as current today as in Jenkins’ era,” writes Paxman.

Paxman teaches journalism and history at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE) in Mexico City and has chosen magnates as the subjects of his books because much of history can be explained by studying them. “Like [Carlos] Slim today, William Jenkins was the richest man in Mexico, politically connected, a monopolist but also an entrepreneur,” Paxman said, referring to Telecom mogul Carlos Slim, Mexico’s richest person. “Both Jenkins and Slim evinced a talent for buying at bargain price. Both became masters of monopoly. And both were adept at protecting and expanding their monopolies through political ties.”

Art and Sacred Sites

Glen Rogers is a talented artist and author of Art & Sacred Sites: Connecting with Spirit of Place. Glen’s art is inspired by universal symbols, sacred geometry, and the infinite forms found in nature. Her work, which evokes a feminine quality, is both mystical and meditative and journeys into the spiritual realm. The simple shapes of universal visual symbols come from the ancient world, and Glen returns again and again to the simplest of nature’s symbols such as the spiral, the circle, the bird, and the crescent. She is drawn to the recurrent aspects of these nature-based symbols based on renewal and regeneration, birth and the cycle of life. Gaia, Mother Earth, is at the heart of all of these symbols reflecting the spirit of nature that binds us all. “As I work the surface of the paper or canvas and delve into this ancient iconography, I feel an affinity with those who have come before me.”

Join us for an inspiring look at feminine, nature-inspired art and the world of Mexican high finance at the Literary Sala on April 12 at 5pm at the Hotel La Aldea. Admission is 50 pesos for members and 100 pesos for non-members, including a wine and snack reception.

Literary Sala Membership

Membership in the Literary Sala supports not only the literary life of San Miguel including scholarships for teens and reading projects for children in the campo, it also offers attractive benefits like reading groups, discounts at the monthly author readings, and priority seating at the Annual Writers’ Conference. A Membership Table will be available at the April 12 Literary Sala event. It is also possible to obtain information and join online at sanmiguelliterarysala.org.

 

Literature

San Miguel Literary Sala presents:

Jenkins of Mexico: How a Southern Farm Boy Became a Mexican Magnate

By Andrew Paxman

Art & Sacred Sites: Connecting with Spirit of Place

By Glen Rogers

Thu, Apr 12, 5–7pm

Hotel Posada de Aldea

Ancha de San Antonio 15

100 pesos

50 pesos for Literary Sala members

Complimentary Wine Reception

 

 

 

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