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Women in Icons: Emerging Voices

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By Mary Miller St Paul’s Anglican Church on calle Cardo will present a rare opportunity to spend time with Mary Jane Miller, a full-time resident of San Miguel de Allende who has 20 years’ experience creating classic iconography. Miller will casually discuss the ancient technique of egg tempera and the history of this forgotten art [...]

Surrealism Part Two, The Unconscious Revealed

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By Béa Aaronson In this second part of my surrealist adventure, I will guide you through the powerful work of many different artists. An array of paintings, drawings, sculptures, assemblages, collages, and poem objects will await your gaze. Be ready for some truly disturbing, impactful images. Lecture “Surrealism Part Two, the Unconscious Revealed” By Béa [...]

Freud and Surrealism: Art Mapping the Unconscious

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By Béa Aaronson “I believe in the future resolution of these two states which in appearance are so contradictory, that of the dream and that of reality, into a kind of absolute reality, a surreality, if one may call it such.” ⎯André Breton Surrealism is not a “school,” not a style. It is not just [...]

Lecture “Nepal Odyssey: the Plight of a Remote Village” Carol Williams Sat, Feb 20, 2pm Sala de Usos Múltiples Bellas Artes Free

Death of Semele as Zeus reveals his true self to her

By Béa Aaronson Get ready for the most outrageous and wonderful stories! Be ready for some puzzling, fun, and arresting revelations… After a succinct yet substantial introduction on Greek mythology, linking the expertise of Joseph Campbell and Mircea Eliade to my own perception of these ancient times, when magic and religious beliefs were entangled in [...]

Nepal Odyssey: the Plight of a Remote Village


By S. Glass Carol Williams went to the remote village of Koshidekha, Nepal, with two colleagues in April 2015. Her plan was to spend a month of concentrated time (six days a week) teaching English at the Shree Ram Secondary School and working with the teachers to model, coach, instruct, and guide teaching in a [...]

Collage, Assemblage, and Ecology


By Joan Hall I will present a two-part lecture and slide show on collage and assemblage from 12th century Japan to contemporary American photo illustration. Lecture “Collage and Assemblage: Past and Present” (Part 1) “The Art of Joan Hall” (Part 2) Tue, Feb 23, 6:30pm Sala Quetzal La Biblioteca Reloj 50A 100 pesos Part 1 [...]

Bye-bye, San Miguel

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By Pat Hirschl In his talk at Bellas Artes on February 23, César Arias de la Canal is warning that the San Miguel de Allende his family has cherished since colonial times is slipping away. His ancestor, Don Manuel de la Canal, built Casa de la Canal, now Casa de Cultura Banamex in the 18th [...]

Chagall and Kabbalah

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By Béa Aaronson Everybody strives for an understanding of the beginnings of life, the secrets of the universe, the meanings and mysteries of our existence, our relationship to nature, time, space, good and evil, our body, and what we call our soul. Every culture has developed its own path of understanding. The mandalas of Tibetan [...]

Handmade in India

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By Deborah Miller India! Within that one word live a hundred thousand stories, the scent of a million spice markets, and an indefinable mystery that has lured travelers for thousands of years and given birth to countless stories. Free Presentation and Textile Display from India Handmade in India Thu, Feb 18, 5-7pm Casa Rosada Hotel [...]

Mixtec Women’s Co-Op: A Reverse-Immigration Success Story


By Jane Onstott Political pressure, declining job opportunities, and other socio-economic factors have significantly reduced the number of Mexican nationals seeking work north of the border. That said, an estimated seven to nine million undocumented Mexican immigrants still work and reside in the United States in order to pursue a better life for themselves and [...]

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