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Art and the Creative Muse

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By René de Rebecca and Carolina Parra The Pergola Gallery kicks off its bilingual San Miguel de Allende’s Capital of Culture 2019 series on March 28 with an informal talk and performance, “Creativity in Art,” by interdisciplinary artist Tim Hazell. The Pergola Gallery series brings the creative work and aesthetics of the artists it represents [...]

Lecture at La Casona Hotel to Discuss Expats Finding the American Dream in México


By Mick Lockey What does the American Dream mean to you? It probably means a successful career, a house with a picket fence, and “keeping up with the Joneses.” But if you’re an expatriate in México, the phrase can take on a different, perhaps more complex meaning. To explore this idea further via a Mexican [...]

“Dreaming & Healing” Conference Brings Son of Elisabeth Kübler Ross to Town

By Sylvia Marroquín Álvarez The international conference “Dreaming & Healing” will feature Ken Ross, head of the Elisabeth Kübler Ross Foundation (EKR Foundation) and son of the pioneer on the human end-of-life transition, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, as a keynote speaker. Kübler Ross, a Swiss-American psychiatrist and author, was at the forefront of studying the emotions of [...]

Inviting Democrats from all over México!


By Barbara Erickson Democrats Abroad México will hold its annual general meeting in San Miguel de Allende this March 30 and 31. Featured keynote speakers at this two-day meeting will include former US Secretary of Labor Robert Reich. The meeting is a venue for Democrats from all across México to join together to elect a [...]

Armchair Travel Lecture Discusses Laos and Cambodia

Laos&Cambodia Biblioteca 400 words

By John Leupold Laos and Cambodia, two countries in Southeast Asia, both part of former French Indochina, are full of interesting and beautiful sights. In a presentation at the Biblioteca on March 27, we will discuss these countries’ history and culture, social and political issues, and landscape and nature. We will also look at how [...]

Bhutan: Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon


By John Leupold The little-known Kingdom of Bhutan is sometimes referred to as the last Shangri-la. The country is located between India and Tibet in the Himalayan Mountains. Bhutan is one of the few countries never to be conquered or colonized, and it existed in self-imposed isolation until 1960 without electricity, running water, automobiles, schools, [...]

“Creation Myths Part Two” Lecture to Reveal More of the World’s Mythological Origin Stories

Ask and Embla, the Adam and Eve from the Norse Creation Myth

By Béa Aaronson PhD Following last week’s adventure into the stories humans have created to try to understand who we are, where we come from, with my “Creations Myths Part Two” lecture, I will take you to Africa with the Bushmen and Kaang, the Great Master of the World and Lord of All Life, and [...]

Caminos de Agua Sponsors Bellas Artes Talks on México’s Water Contamination

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By Dylan Terrell Groundwater plays a fundamental role in the dynamic balance of ecosystems. In México, 65 percent of the total water volume consumed in cities and rural communities is extracted from the ground as the main potable water source for many communities located in northern and central México. Water comes largely from overexploited aquifers, [...]

Conference Gives Voice to Creative Visioning of Our Collective Reality


By Wilka Roig What do our imagination, dream life, and creative visioning have to do with our individual and collective reality, with our health and well-being? History shows that the evolution of civilizations was greatly influenced by creativity spurred by prompts from dreams and daydreams. Many of the greatest discoveries, inventions, and creative contributions throughout history, especially those [...]

Armchair Travel Lecture at Biblioteca Gives Glimpse of Perú’s Secrets


By John Leupold Perú has been described as the “molten core” of South America. Situated on the west coast of South America, it was in colonial days known as the Viceroyalty of Perú and encompassed most of Spanish-ruled South America. The wealth that Spain derived from Perú was monumental, and centuries of exploitation eventually led [...]

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