Category archives for: Lectures

High Drama in Detroit: Diego and Frida

By Hope Palmer Detroit in 1932 marked an important milestone in the careers of both Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. Diego ventured into uncharted territory with daringly new subject matter, and Frida Kahlo’s fledgling career took off. Although every facet of these two painters’ lives has seemingly been examined, the significance of that single year [...]

End of Life Preparedness Series: Death Is Inevitable

By William O. Gregg We all know that death is inevitable. That does not mean we have prepared ourselves for this singular event at the end our life as we now know it. In the fifth session of St. Paul’s “End of Life Preparedness” series, I will engage participants in a presentation and conversation about [...]

Fakes! Fooling Art Experts for Fun and Profit

By Kahren Jones Arbitman Nowhere does the discovery of a fake arouse more public curiosity than when it happens within the exalted art world, where its announcement is likely to end up on the front page of The New York Times. This trickery occurs despite the natural skepticism connoisseurs bring to the authentication process when [...]

End of Life Preparedness


By Valarie Brown Coon In St. Paul’s Church’s fourth lecture on End of Life Preparedness, our three presenters will discuss the assisted living and long-term care options available in the San Miguel community. Lecture “Assisted Living LTC Options in Our Community” Mon, Aug 3, 4-6pm St. Paul’s Church Cardo 6 152 0387 Donation 50 pesos [...]

Poet Richard Blanco Returns to San Miguel

By Susan Page At the Writers’ Conference last February, the breathtaking keynote address by Richard Blanco, Obama’s second inaugural poet, was the talk of the entire conference. People who heard it still can’t adequately express how moved and inspired they felt upon hearing Blanco speak and having the chance to meet him. His writing and [...]

How to Be Prepared for a Medical Emergency in San Miguel


By Melanie Lansing Whether you are here one week, two months, or on a permanent basis, being prepared for a medical emergency is extremely important. Tragedy can and unfortunately does strike. Many of us take for granted that the 911 operators will answer the phone and direct us as needed. Lecture “How to Be Prepared [...]

David Sedaris-Level Funny Memoir, Poetry, and Short Stories


By Lynda Schor Be prepared to be entertained for our July 9 event when The Literary Sala will present three varied authors, all reading from their newly published books. Lori Horvitz We are thrilled Lori Horvitz is making San Miguel de Allende a part of her book tour for her new book, The Girls Of [...]

Preparing for the End of Life: What You Need to Know?

By Valarie Brown-Coon There is a time for all of us when we begin to face end of life issues either for our parents, ourselves, our siblings, or even, our children. How to be prepared for these events is the focus of a six-week series on end of life preparedness that draws upon the experience [...]

Spirals, Mildew, and Transautomatism

Blobs Grow Beloved Gardens

By Béa Aaronson Painter, architect, philosopher, environmentalist Hundertwasser is a one-of-a-kind artist. He was fascinated with spirals, and called straight lines “the devil’s tools.” He loved uneven paved streets, uneven irregular floors, saying that they were “a melody to the feet.” He would have loved San Miguel! He marveled at mosses and mildew, organic growth [...]

Jean Cocteau: The Elusive Dandy of Modern Art


By Béa Aaronson “The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood.” (Jean Cocteau from Le rappel à l’ordre 1926.) Lecture Jean Cocteau Wed, Jun 3, 4:30 and 6:30pm La Ostra Roja Casa Verde annex San Jorge 45 Colonia San Antonio 130 pesos per person 121 1026, 152 3730 French [...]

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