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Lecture Illuminates the Playful World of Artist Raoul Dufy

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By Béa Aaronson, PhD I chose to share with you the art of Raoul Dufy (1877–1953) because of my sadness facing today’s frighteningly chaotic world and its lack of harmony. Dufy will cheer you with a poetical, lyrical, happy perception of life. He will warm you up with his contagious enthusiasm, unfolding a floating dreamlike [...]

Lecture Explains México’s Love Affair with the Virgen de Guadalupe

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By Emma Salazar Considered the Empress of America and Mother of Mexicans, Our Lady of Guadalupe is the most venerated sacred figure in México, and every year by December 12, alboradas, fireworks, music, dancers, processions, children in native customs, are seen all around the town. Virgen de Guadalupe is totally immersed in the life of Mexicans. [...]

Escritores al Tú x Tú: Una confrontación entre escritores curiosos como tú

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Por Yolanda Lacarieri Dos escritores se enfrentan, se confrontan y se divierten presentando el libro del otro: Yolanda Lacarieri presenta el libro del Dr. José Valencia. No se lleven a Henry versus Mi vejez, un menú que yo debo elegir. En un encuentro no tan casual como sucede en la vida, dos temas sin conexión [...]

Occupy SMA Presents Killing Gaza

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By Jim Carey Occupy SMA’s documentary film showing this week is Killing Gaza, a film that “offers an unflinching and moving portrait of people largely abandoned by the outside world, struggling to endure,” according to Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author Chris Hedges. In this film, journalists Dan Cohen and Max Blumenthal documented Israel’s 2014 [...]

Lecture Explains Multifaceted Meanings Behind Posada Celebrations

By Aldo Ibarra Avilés Some people say México has a peculiar way to celebrate any festivity, from birthdays to quinceañeras to funerals to Christmas. Christmas in México—and in many other places around the world—is celebrated on December 24. In México, December 25—Christmas Day in the US—is the day for recalentados (reheated leftovers). For yet others [...]

Guadalupe, the Mother of México? Lecture at Biblioteca Reveals All

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By Aldo Ibarra Avilés México is considered one of the most Catholic countries in the world. Since the Spanish Conquest, there has been a conflict over the origins of the deeply ingrained Catholicism in México. For many years, historians and religion specialists have been studying the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Is she a [...]

Darbukanos Ensemble Takes the Stage at Teatro Ángela Peralta

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By Paul Drouin Belly dance and flamenco performers will be sharing the stage at Teatro Ángela Peralta in a live music and dance show. Darbukanos is a recently formed San Miguel de Allende ensemble whose members—Federico Azuz (guitar), Israel Chávez (Indian tabla and darbuka), Rúben García (flute), Andrés Suárez (guitar), and Fridha Chacón (dance)—have all [...]

La Huipilist Artspace Opens “12×12” Exhibit Honoring Virgin of Guadalupe

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By Lena Bartula La Virgen de Guadalupe is the much-beloved patrona of my San Miguel de Allende neighborhood, the arts district of colonia Guadalupe. She’s also known as Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Empress of the Americas, and Queen of México. In her pre-conquest identity, she’s Tonantzin, Mother of all the Gods, Aztec Mother Earth, or [...]

Casa Europa Exhibit Seeks to Document, Transcend Violent Events

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By Viridiana Gutiérrez Tejeda Casa Europa opens the exhibition Crossing Boundaries, featuring artists Erica Daborn and Donnie Simeone next week. The exhibition is about our role and responsibility for the better good of our society and the future of the world. Daborn’s The Interplay series is being exhibited for the first time in México. In [...]

Open Studio Exhibit Focuses on Representations of the Body

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By Kathleen Cammarata A new exhibit of drawings by Kathleen Cammarata explores the many nuances of the body, at times playing with the expectations of the nude figure set up long ago by traditional representational art. The practice of drawing from a nude model did not develop until the fifteenth century in Renaissance Florence. It [...]

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