• Glenn Wilson
    May 19, 2019
    Capilla del Arte, Puebla | © Capilla del Arte/WikiCommons

    Any galleries you would add to this list? Maybe a favorite in SMA, or, maybe your gallery in SMA?

    It’s no secret that Mexico is a great destination for art lovers and aficionados, but many may not appreciate the wealth of artistic life beyond the (admittedly fantastic) capital city. Whether you head north to Monterrey, or want to sun yourself on the peninsulas of either Baja or Yucatán, you can rest assured that there’s an art gallery for you. Here are the top art galleries across Mexico that you must visit.

    The Top Art Galleries Across Mexico You Must Visit

    They continue with a brief discussion of these galleries:
    • MARCO, Monterrey
    • Soumaya, Mexico City
    • Galería Sergio Bustamente, Guadalajara
    • Fábrica La Aurora, San Miguel de Allende
    • Galería Mérida, Mérida
    • Capilla del Arte, Puebla
    • Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca, Oaxaca
    • Galería Ida Victoria, San José del Cabo
    • Galería MUY, Chiapas
  • Glenn Wilson
    May 19, 2019
    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, Mexico — Spanish friars brought the faith to this colonial city in Mexico’s central highlands.

    The silver barons of the 18th century built its mansions.

    Now comes the pickleball invasion.
    Mexico’s statistics institute estimated this month that the U.S.-born population in this country has reached 799,000 — a roughly fourfold increase since 1990. And that is probably an undercount. The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City estimates the real number at 1.5 million or more.

    The little-noticed surge across the U.S.-Mexico border: It’s Americans heading south
  • CListen
    May 19, 2019
    Any one know what happened to the food truck festival that was supposed to be today and tomorrow? We went looking but didn't find it.

    According to:


    Festival La Gran Comedera / Food Truck Festival || Bazarmania - May 18, 2019

    Sábado-Domingo, Mayo 18-19, 10-6pm
    Ancha de San Antonio 30

    Does anyone know if it canceled or moved?

  • Sarah Ash
    May 17, 2019
    There is so much misinformation out there regarding SkyMed Medical Evacuation Plans. If you are trying to get the information via hearsay, you're probably going to get incorrect information!

    If you are interested in the real information about how SkyMed Medical Evacuation Plans work (and they really do work!) and how much a plan to protect yourself would actually cost (plans are really affordable!), then please attend the free brunch seminar next week. Get all the real facts and get all your questions answered!

    SkyMed is the most complete, most flexible and most trusted medical evacuation plan:

    Guaranteed renewal for as long as you want the protection

    Evacuation to home hospital of choice is by Member's Choice, not restricted to "medically necessary", "nearest adequate hospital" or only when "physician recommended"

    Easy to qualify for membership.

    3 levels of evacuation available, depending on your medical condition.

    Members with a series diagnosis but NOT hospitalized can still qualify for a SkyMed paid flight home!

    Snowbird Plans from $299 USD per year Individual, $499 per year Family. Expat plans start at $595 per year Individual and $995 for Family.

    Special seminar discounts available on the most popular plans giving you more services for even less per year, plus rate protection!

    SkyMed Free Brunch Seminar:
    When: Thursday, May 23rd at 11 am SHARP
    Where: Cafe Martin, Relox #41, Centro
    Space is limited, please RSVP.

    Sarah Ash
    SkyMed Team Leader / Mexico

    Mexican Cell: 415-125-3537
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    “SkyMed: 30 years saving lives and nest eggs!”
  • Glenn Wilson
    May 17, 2019
    Caminos de Agua Presents
    What's in Our Water?

    Address | Av. Insurgentes #25, Centro, Zona Centro
    Location | Public library, Salón Quetzal
    Date | Wednesday, May 22nd
    Time | 11-12noon in Spanish
    Time | 2-3pm in English
    *Entrance is free

    Water quality issues, specifically excessive arsenic and fluoride contamination, is an increasingly concerning problem in San Miguel and the surrounding watershed region. Dylan Terrell, Executive Director of Caminos de Agua, will be giving a presentation on Wednesday, May 22nd in the library to discuss the organization’s water quality monitoring initiatives. There will be two sessions held in Salón Quetzal - the first one in Spanish from 11:00 am-12:00 pm and the second one in English from 2:00-3:00 pm.
    If you are unable to make it to this talk but would like to learn more, please click here to explore our water monitoring page. Here, you can find a water quality map, as well as information on our private testing services.

    Delivered via email. Click here for the full email text.
  • Glenn Wilson
    May 17, 2019
    It's a small world. I was watching this video:

    Life in San Miguel de Allende: What is it Like? (con subtítulos)

    (Every day, I read every page on the internet and watch every YouTube video, so you don't have to!)

    I noticed someone I knew at about the 2:30 mark. There he is again at about 8:30 as the "suspicious guy in the background."

    Later (spoiler alert), they reveal him to be a local artist and, as they say, "you need some of his art in your house."

    Here is a sample of Dana's art
    “Human #3” (100cmX100cm)"

    I chase contrast, abhor symmetry and reject perfection. The process begins with a concept – at times vague, at times distinct – and involves discovery, observation and alteration. The process ends with a visual that is visceral, intuitive and open to interpretation.

    More at Dana W Ball Artist.
  • Glenn Wilson
    May 17, 2019
    Every Saturday at Cafe Arab'ella from 9am - 11am.
    This is from the game Morphy-Jefferson, New York simul, 1859. The black king has just moved from f8 to g8. Morphy to move and checkmate in two moves.

    Paul Charles Morphy (June 22, 1837 – July 10, 1884) was an American chess player. He is considered to have been the greatest chess master of his era and an unofficial World Chess Champion.
    Paul Morphy

    Players of all levels are welcome; from complete beginners to experts. Depending on turn out and interest we'll have casual games, lessons, or blitz chess.

    Cafe Arab'ella
    Vicente Guerrero 1
    San Miguel de Allende
    044 415 197 1666

    Across from the Shelter Theater. Cafe Arab'ella always has chess sets and other board games available.

    Facebook Page
    Google Map

    Cafe Arab'ella has great coffee, and bagels, and eggs, and more.

    Also see Meetup: Saturday morning chess.
  • Glenn Wilson
    May 17, 2019
    Don Day’s Wife and I had dinner with Jorge Córcega recently. Jorge is the executive chef and co-owner of new San Miguel de Allende restaurant, La Ruta de la Milpa, and he’s one of the biggest champions I’ve ever met of the ingredients that traditionally are used in Mexican cuisine. His menu pays tribute to the native flora and fauna of Mexico and, in particular, honors examples of the fruit and vegetables that have not strayed far in form from what grew in this country a thousand years ago.

    More from Don Day at La Ruta de la Milpa. The route to fine Mexican flavors.
  • Glenn Wilson
    May 16, 2019

    Marti McGinnis is an artist originally from Chicago who now lives and creates art from the side of an extinct volcano where she is exposed to the magic of Mesoamerican societal remnants ages old and Mexican culture as alive as ever.
    Marti McGinnis explorations in paints and textiles
  • Victoria Wilson
    May 16, 2019

    Interesting and current article focused on upscale hotels and things to do in SMA.

    Historical circumstance left this colorful city remarkably intact. Thanks to first-class restaurants, outstanding hotels, and beguiling architecture, it's become popular with visitors, who arrive in search of its ineffable magic.
    How The Colonial Town of San Miguel Became Mexico's Most Enchanting Destination

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