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Exhibition at Bellas Artes

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By Sandra Ríos On Thursday, October 16, three different graphic arts exhibitions opened in Bellas Artes, and Atención interviewed two of its exhibitors, Irving Herrera (painter) and Alberto Lenz (painter, architect, and sculptor). Herrera, 29, who has a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from the School of Bellas Artes of Oaxaca, exhibited his series “Las Señoras [...]

Mexican Film La dictadura perfecta (The Perfect Dictatorship) Depicts Mexican Reality

Damián Alcázar

By Sandra Ríos   The movie La dictadura perfecta (The Perfect Dictatorship), directed by Mexican filmmaker Luis Estrada and starring actor Damián Alcázar, premiered on October 16 in all of Mexico.  Estrada has previously directed La ley de Herodes (Herode’s Law), a satire about the political corruption in Mexico, and El infierno (The Hell), which [...]

Demonstration in San Miguel Against Violence in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero

JESUSA Jesusa Rodriguez

By Sandra Ríos Jesusa Rodríguez, an actress, director, playwright, and social activist living in San Miguel, placed a billboard in front of the Parroquia, where locals and tourists joined her, protesting the 43 missing students from the Normal Rural de Ayotzinapa.  The students disappeared after the bus they were traveling in was shot at by [...]

Exhibition in Bellas Artes

Corte del Listón, por Clio Kroeze

Smiel, You Are in San Miguel By Sandra Ríos On Thursday, October 16, three different exposures opened at Bellas Artes: “Señoras Matanzas” by Irving Herrera with paint; “Cuatro Artistas, Cuatro Geometrías,” with painting and sculpture, a collective by William Fares, Gene Johnson, Alberto Lenz, and Pascual Hijuelos; and “Paradise Lost,” photography by Laura Honse. Works in [...]

The Walking Bony


By Antonio De Jesús Aguado In the display windows of the city, the huesudas quietly stare at the strollers—they may be picking their next victim. While I was walking one day, I felt observed, so I turned around and saw them: colorful, happy, and expensive. I did not wait for an invitation to their world; [...]

Here Comes La Calaca!

Andrea Brooks

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado La Calaca (the skull) is a festival that emerged as part of the Day of the Dead celebrations three years ago. This year it returns more alive than ever. The festival will present a seven-meter-high “Death Pyramid” as well as a tribute to Mexican comedian Cantinflas. The festival will also [...]

Tierra Blanca, an Endangered Rural Community

Área recreativa cercana al río

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado Yearly 1.2 people die in Tierra Blanca because of lung cancer. City councilor Osvaldo García noted that there was no budget during the current administration for social services in that rural community. Now, with the help of Mayor Mauricio Trejo, the Special Commission for Tierra Blanca has been formed to [...]

El Charco del Ingenio, a Natural Protected Area for the Community


By Antonio De Jesús Aguado El Charco del Ingenio was recently the site of a significant indigenous ceremony. Among the scents of incense and wild flowers, the captains of the Holy Cross from Ojo de Agua blessed the Charco del Ingenio and all those who were there to witness the reception of the official certification [...]

A new theater

San Miguel de Allende

By Sandra Ríos On Wednesday, October 15, San Miguel Theater Company opened a new theater space in Colonia Independencia. They debuted with the play Moonlight & Magnolias, a comedy by Ron Hutchinson that tells the story of legendary Hollywood producer David O. Selznick and his struggle to get a good script for Gone with Wind. [...]

A New Exhibit at the Toy Museum

Richard Schultz and Anado McLauchlin

By Sandra Ríos On October 10, the Museo del Juguete “La Esquina” opened a new exhibition with the winning pieces from the fourth contest for the popular Mexican toy. The toys are craftwork made ​​with materials such as wood, metal, clay, ceramic, fabric, or papier mâché that turns into yo-yos, cups and balls or carts [...]

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