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An Existence Transformed by Art: Former Gardener Juan Eduardo Rios Mancilla Now an Artist in Demand

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By Jan Pogue Juan Eduardo Rios Mancilla, 37, has had what he calls a “complicated” life. As a child, he sometimes didn’t have enough to eat and wore shoes from the local landfill. He started working when he was 12, dropping out of his San Miguel de Allende primary school. He’s done pretty much everything [...]

Chip DuPont Art Opening

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By Patricia Miller Magenta Gallery will host an opening next Thursday to present the art of Chip DuPont. Art Opening Chip DuPont Thu, Apr 18, 5–7pm Magenta Gallery Zacateros 26 152 1694 Free A professional artist for more than 25 years, DuPont has participated in over 100 juried expositions and art shows in the US [...]

Christus Murphy’s Exhibition, Flesh and Vegetation, Holds Closing Reception


By Kenley Beecher On Saturday, April 13, Boston artist Christus Murphy will host a closing reception for his exhibition, Flesh and Vegetation, at Bordello Galeria. Closing Reception Flesh and Vegetation Christus Murphy Sat, Apr 13, 5–7pm Bordello Galeria, Casa de la Noche Organos 19 This exhibition includes oil paintings of figures, landscapes, and florals, work [...]

John Hillmer Exhibit at Bordello Galeria


By Kristen Fry Former San Miguel de Allende artist John Hillmer returns to Bordello Galeria’s courtyard over Easter weekend, bringing with him a mix of paintings and prints that touch on common themes in his work—music, myths, México, and madness. Art Opening Music, Myth, México, and Madness John Hillmer Sat, Apr 20, 12–6pm Sun, Apr [...]

The Sense of Ice Exhibit Carries Message about Earth’s Melting Polar Caps

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By Gerardo Rábago Palafox The Sense of Ice, an exhibit by the artist Ana Thiel, opens today in Aurora Estrada Hall at the Centro Cultural Ignacio Ramírez “El Nigromante.” Art Opening The Sense of Ice Fri, Apr 12, 7:30pm Bellas Artes Hernández Macias 75, Centro. Info: 152 0289 Free In this exhibit, Thiel looks at [...]

A New Perspective


By Kathleen Cammarata Earth’s age is 4.54 billion years old, first seen from space as “The Blue Marble” in 1972. The age of human painting is 40,000 years old, first seen in red ochre and black pigment on cave walls. The age of representational painting is 2,400 years old, first seen in China. The age [...]

Casa de la Noche Opens New Multimedia Art Exhibit on Human Migration and Refugees


By Catherine Demme Ever since birds flew into her artwork following the 2016 US presidential elections, artist Ellie Harold has marveled at their arrival. “I was on my second visit to San Miguel de Allende. Believing the election would go a certain way, I was dismayed at the actual outcome,” she says. To process her [...]

¡Arte en la Calle! Celebrates Six Years of Colonia Guadalupe Becoming an Art District

Art On The Street

By C. Eltons Colonia Guadalupe was a very different place in April 2013, when municipal authorities first gave permission for legal street art to exist in the neighborhood. Today it is covered with murals by local, national, and international street artists. With the first Muros en Blanco Festival, the neighborhood became officially designated as the [...]

The “Let’s Paint Hope” Program Enriches Children Artistically, Mentally, and Financially


By Irineo Muñoz Several years ago, Gilda Pontbriand, an award-winning painter and photographer from Canada, met with professor Irineo Muñoz from the Biblioteca to start a program to teach art to underprivileged children in San Miguel de Allende. What started as painting lessons to teach children a new skill for a better future has become [...]

Artist Christus Murphy to Share His Thoughts on Painting at Bordello Galería

Art Bordello

By Kenley Beecher Using his paintings as a stimulus for his remarks, Christus will share with the audience his inspirations and describe the processes he uses when painting with oils. Twenty-one of his paintings will be on display at the gallery March 23–April 13. Murphy began his painting career at the age of eight, when [...]

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