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Upcoming Twenty-Seventh Anniversary Sale Also a Moving Party for Galeria Izamal

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By Henry Vermillion Who woudda thunk it? I was one of a handful of painters having coffee in the patio of the old Meson San Jose restaurant on Mesones in 1992, commiserating with each other about how the three art galleries in town were not selling much of our work, how they stuck our beautiful [...]

New Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity

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By Christian Nájera Jiménez On Saturday, November 16, the exhibit The Eyes of México, a series of large-format portraits, opens at the La Biblioteca in the Café Santa Ana. Self-taught artist Ana Ragá studied product design at Universidad Iberoamericana and textile design at the School of Design of Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. But, she [...]

Spectators Become Participants at Fábrica la Aurora’s Art-Themed Day of the Dead Event


By Edward Swift Fábrica la Aurora´s annual celebration of México’s Day of the Dead holiday will take place on Saturday, November 2, with galleries and shops open and altars dedicated to departed loved-ones or famous popular figures. In many galleries at this event, new exhibits will be on display, and music will welcome visitors as [...]

Master Weaver’s Vibrant Rugs at Mask Museum Event Reflect Their Creator’s Happiness

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By Barbara Erickson As part of Casa de la Cuesta’s Day of the Dead celebrations, Master Zapotec weaver Jacobo Mendoza returns to San Miguel de Allende to show and sell his masterpiece rugs and wall hangings October 30–November 1. At 1pm on each of those days, Heidi Levasseur will give an informative talk on Day [...]

Eco-Art Event Takes Aim at Disposable Fashion’s Environmental and Social Costs

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By Ileana Muñiz For the first time in San Miguel de Allende, eco-activist and artist Chía Ortegón presents an eco-fashion-art installation show entitled #ImEcoMuse “L’Amante de la Naturaleza.” #ImEcoMuse is an immersive art installation in which the staging is designed so that the audience members are not simply spectators but active participants in the program. [...]

New Chapel of Jimmy Ray Exhibit Celebrates the Joys of Idiosyncrasy


By Richard Lorenz The nights are drawing in, the dead are preparing for their annual visit, and everyone needs something to distract them from the nonstop daily news onslaught. That something could be this exuberant celebrative art opening at the Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery on Saturday, October 26. Dancing mojigangas serving tasty bellinis and [...]

Casa Europa Exhibit Encourages Viewers to Engage with the Sociopolitical

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By ML Levitan In Casa Europa México’s upcoming art exhibit, Sube y Baja / Up and Down, two local artists explore the concept of the seesaw nature of political, social, economic, and cultural issues occurring on both sides of the border today. This exciting work by artists Debra Thomson and Juan Carlos Cazares tackles the [...]

Assemblage Artist in Casa Europa Exhibit Doesn’t Shy Away from Challenging Issues

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By Peter Levitan It can delight the senses. It can fill us with wonder. Art can also be opinionated and so persuasive that it wakes us up and forces us to think about how we see and experience the world. I recently had the opportunity to view the renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s Restore Memories [...]

Raúl Campos

By Paola Cuevas Raúl Campos Herrera figurative painter born in 1992 His formation began in Querétaro, as an apprentice of the well-known Mexican artist Roman Miranda. He dropped out of school to become a full-time painter and moved to San Miguel de Allende. Art school wasn’t what he expected, but after a long search, he [...]

Open House Features the Finest Huichol Artists

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By Susan Page Anthropologists consider the Huichol people to be one of the most intact remaining tribes in the Western Hemisphere. Maintaining their ancient lifestyle in the remote Sierra Madre mountains, they are a tribe of corn farmers, artists, and shamans who consider spirituality to be central to their existence. Religion is not a part [...]

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