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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

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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 [...]

Welcome Maggie Chow to San Miguel de Allende!

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By Steve Ellis and Brian Dembow We are proud to announce the arrival of a new member of the San Miguel de Allende art community. Maggie Chow will be joining our gallery this month. Please stop by to welcome her on Saturday, August 24, from 5-8pm at Lola Picó’s Art Atelier at Quebrada 18-B. We [...]

Gallery Open House Features Oaxacan Woodcarvers

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By Susan Page While many types of Mexican folk art have their origins in pre-Hispanic art and have evolved over hundreds of years, the much beloved carved and painted wood animals, birds, and alebrijes (fanciful monsters) that have now made three Oaxacan villages famous for their wood carving go back only as far as the [...]

The Rupturistas Rebelled Against Mexican Muralism Yet Admired One of Its Icons

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By Fernando Gálvez de Aguinaga A new exhibit at Galería Nudo will feature the work of four artists: three were a major part of the Rupture Generation—a generation of artists that broke México’s art world away from a focus on muralism, which until then had been the dominant artistic aesthetic. The Rupture Generation turned México’s [...]

“Blanka” exposición con la cual celebramos nuestro 3er aniversario de Galería Manuk.

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Por Arturo Aranda Deseamos agradecer a todas las personas que han visitado y apreciado las obras de arte exhibidas, por supuesto esto no sería posible sin todos los artistas que han buscado en Manuk un lugar para exhibir y vender sus obras. Agradecemos también al equipo Manuk quienes con su dedicación y trabajo han hecho [...]

Fábrica la Aurora Summer Event

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By Edward Swift Every August, Fábrica La Aurora celebrates summer with an event that features new exhibits, new artists, music, and spontaneous dancing. This year the celebration will take place on August 3, from 5 to 8 pm. The public is cordially invited to attend. As in other years, many attendees will be wearing something [...]

Exhibit Solicits 10 Artists’ Take on Nudes, a Centuries-Old Genre

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By Margaret Failoni The nude has been part of art history since the beginning of time, sometimes on rare occasions in religious art, such as a medieval seminude Christ on the cross, and sometimes in a more romantic version, as in the goddesses and courtesans of the Romantic and Baroque eras. But in the modern [...]

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