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Folk Art Open House Sure to Dazzle


By Susan Page If you love Mexico, you will not want to miss Galería Atotonilco’s Open House, where you will see, “without doubt, the finest exhibition and sale of Mexican folk art in the entire country”, according to the editor of the magazine Artes de México, Alberto Ruy Sanchez. The finest exhibition of folk art [...]

Art Tours SMA


By Ezshwan Winding As an artist, San Miguel de Allende called to me 14 years ago. Even then this magical town was a center of cultural activities and artists. The first night I arrived in my new home, I went to an art opening and someone told me, after discovering I was a painter, “You [...]

Primer Festival de Arte Body Paint en SMA


Por Gaby Carrera Es un carnaval a beneficio Colectivo Letrazos y El Grupo Aprendiendo Juntos, en colaboración con Vickheg studio. La intención es dar a conocer la técnica body paint en San Miguel de allende, y así involucrar a jóvenes talentos y promover otras manifestaciones artísticas. Así como sensibilizar a la sociedad, que el arte [...]

Rita Torlen Gallery, presents Keith Keller, Isabel Badillo, and Chris Recker

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By Peter Leventhal In the Rita Torlen Gallery, in the Fábrica Aurora, there unfolds an intriguing story that is prototypical San Miguel de Allende: Isabel Badillo, the daughter of a retablo painter and artesania artist, is showing several works in the Gallery that are decidedly not in the retablo mode. Isabel, who has been working [...]


By Jonathon Williams In France during the late 1800s, a small group of young artists started a new way of seeing life and painting that would soon be known worldwide as Impressionism. Growing tired of academic teaching, some of them were looking to paint from life, to capture the moment, leaving their studios for the [...]

Three Artists: Visions of the Female

By Bonnie Griffith This month, three longtime residents of San Miguel de Allende come together in the Besitos Garden to showcase their work in a mini-fashion walk at the Casa de la Noche that celebrates visions of the female. Jade Diseño Mexicano is a line of clothing designed by Graciela Arroyo. She has been dedicated [...]

A Trio of Super Exhibitions

By Margaret Failoni There is never enough of a good thing. So with this in mind, the Intersección Gallery opens several exhibitions in conjunction with the Cinco de Mayo Festivities Art Walk. Erica Corral, an integral part of the Corral art clan, presents a group of exquisitely executed pencil drawings, portraits of the next generation and more, [...]

Arturo Elizondo Exhibit Opens at Intersección Gallery

By Margaret Failoni In this rich exhibition of recent works, Arturo Elizondo’s oeuvre outlines a history of the individual as narrated by its protagonists. Those protagonists are, for better or worse, members of an artistic elite tightly interwoven with the Mexican people. Elizondo challenges hegemonic narratives and prompts discussions on postcolonial histories and the current debate [...]

Figurativismo y Abstracción en Bellas Artes

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Por Viridiana Gutiérrez Tejeda La Secretaría de Cultura, a través del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y el Centro Cultural “El Nigromante” se complacen en invitarle a la inauguración del ciclo expositivo abril-julio 2018. A través de la Coordinación de Artes Visuales y el CENCROPAM, se presenta por primera vez en San Miguel de Allende, [...]

Exhibit Opening Features Fresh Talent, Art, Music


By Cindy Cunningham Artist Samuel Pérez Lugo was born in Plancarte, near Celaya. His love for the Bajio landscape is evident in his work. It expresses an extraordinary nostalgia and captures the sense of space and time of the place where he was born. His deep memories of life and love from Plancarte inform his [...]

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