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New Exhibit at Gallery La 303 Explores an Allegorical Inner World of Women’s Thoughts

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By Pamela Meraz Fábrica La Aurora’s Gallery 303, in conjunction with Gallery Juarez 2525 of Torreón, Coahuila, presents the most recent work of accomplished Mexican artist Monica Fernández Berlanga. The show, an invitation to find the mysterious subtlety within Fernández Berlaga’s paintings and to perceive what only the attentive viewer notices, is an endorsement of [...]

Photographer’s Minute San Miguel Observations Reflect Earlier Training as Particle Physicist

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By Susan Santiago “You don’t take a photograph, you make it,” a quote from landscape photographer Ansel Adams, could be a mantra for San Miguel de Allende photographer Thomas Humphrey. “Photography is not a passive pushing of a shutter release to “capture” a scene,” says Humphrey. “It is a constellation of choices—before, during, and after [...]

A “young Old Master,” Artist Raúl Campos Blends Colors and Textures to Create Stories

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By Jade Arroyo Following a successful opening at Calderoni Gallery, artist Raúl Campos opens a new showing of his work at the September 7 Art Walk in Fábrica la Aurora. His previous exhibit sold over half of its “old Masters” paintings. A figurative artist, Campos often refers to his paintings as icons, derived from the [...]

Improvisational Music and Art Unite in Joint Event at Galería Izamal


By Henry Vermillion While improvisation is an art form common among musicians and actors, it is common for painters as well. The difference is that we normally see only the painter’s finished product. On Sunday, September 1, Galeria Izamal will feature a public improvisation session with two artists—one a painter, the other a musician. The [...]

Why the Theater Community Loves The Fantasticks


By Fredric Dannen The Fantasticks, a musical based on an obscure French comedy, opened in 1960 at the Sullivan Street Playhouse in New York City and continued on for the next 42 years. It remains the longest-running musical in the history of American theater. Not a day goes by without some theater company somewhere in [...]

Jake the Dog’s Summer Yields a Forever Home and a New Partnership for Casa Hogar

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By Marie Abercrombie It’s been a busy summer. I hope you all are having a good time here in beautiful San Miguel de Allende or wherever you have been traveling. Last month, I introduced you to String Bean, the beautiful bassett/beagle mix (see her photo with Marie in the July 19 issue of Atención). She [...]

Fragile Ecology, Fragile Peace

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By Tim Hazell For the inhabitants of deserts and regions with water shortages, quarrels over allocations in newly appropriated ecological zones readily mushroom into structural conflicts between ethnic lines of demarcation. Equilibrium in vast tracts of the world’s arid and semi-desert areas is dependent upon environmental harmony and balanced equations of soil, climate, water, flora, [...]

i3 Announces 2019–20 Lecture Series

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By Rob Lerner Now entering its third season, i3: Ideas that Inform and Inspire, has grown into a San Miguel de Allende institution, adding to the rich cultural life that has become a hallmark of our town. i3 brings thought leaders from diverse disciplines to San Miguel for fact-based, future-focused “Conversations with Big Thinkers.” Topics [...]

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation Center San Miguel Opens with Consciousness-Raising Event on the Death Positive Movement

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By Wilka Roig The Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation (EKRF), a nonprofit organization inspired by the work of psychiatrist, humanitarian, and hospice pioneer Dr Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, is opening in San Miguel on August 28 with a gala that will involve public discussions on death and dying, explanations of the death positive movement, and education about Otomi beliefs [...]

Jewish Cultural Center Brings Dead Sea Scrolls Curator to Speak St Paul’s Church

By Carole Stone Dr Adolfo Roitman is the author of numerous books about the Dead Sea Scrolls, including The Sectarians from Qumran: Daily Life of the Essenes and A Day at Qumran: The Dead Sea Sect and Its Scrolls. He is one of the foremost experts on the history and significance of the Dead Sea [...]

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