San Miguel de Allende rises as a new art district in Mexico

San Miguel de Allende rises as a new art district in Mexico

Jul 20, 2017

Muros en Blanco is an initiative that since 2013 has painted a total of 70 murals through San Miguel de Allende as part of these innovative art festivals featuring 3 to 5 artists per edition. In this sense, San Miguel has effectively been turned into an art district, transforming life and the environment of all residents, thanks to murals of countless themes and genres. Walking through the streets of the Colonia Guadalupe in the “dark side” of San Miguel, you feel as if you have broken through a youthful, indomitable, free art center that explodes and overflows with motivation and all thanks to an initiative taken up by Graffiti World. Graffiti World is an organization that has worked very hard not only to transform the aesthetic environment of what previously was considered a dangerous neighborhood, but to ultimately change the social fabric, and the geogaphic location into a “safe place to take a walk”. As you stroll down the streets of Colonia Guadalupe, you can see a collection of the most impressive murals made up to date; check out an interview with Roberto Gutiérrez, curator and organizer of the Muros en Blanco festival, about the consequences, goals and achievements of this social phenomenon in San Miguel. Click here for full article...

“Dracula Gay” tour kicks off in Mexicali on July 21

“Dracula Gay” tour kicks off in Mexicali on July 21

Jul 16, 2017

The Zona Escénica Sonora theatrical company arrives in Baja California to present the play “Dracula Gay“, a northern cabaret and “bloody” theatrical work, aimed at adolescents and adults, with feature presentations on Friday, July 21 and Saturday 28 at the State Center of Arts Mexicali (CEART) . The play will be on tour in Mexicali, Ensenada and Tijuana, with a final presentation in the neighboring city of San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora. In this comedy, written by the playwright Tomás Urtusástegui, we will see how the legendary Count Dracula is more thirsty than ever, but a problem in his famous fangs, prevents him from feeding properly. “Tonight may be the last Full Moon that Count Dracula enjoys on Earth … if he does not succeed in consummating his revenge to those who have done so much evil. That is why he is determined to tell his story, his issues, traumas and hysteria, ” declared actor and director Armando Garval. The feature presentations of “Dracula Gay” throughout Baja California begin in the state capital, on July 21 and 28, 2017 at 8:00 pm at the Experimental Forum of CEART Mexicali. General admission $ 150 pesos. The show will also be presented at La Puerta, Galería y Artes Escénicas (Thursday 20). On Wednesday, July 26, he will perform at CEART Ensenada and on Saturday, 29 at CEART Tijuana. All shows start at 20:00 hours. This is a formal invitation from the Government of the State through the Institute of Culture of Baja California....

France will be the guest of honor at 2017 Festival Cervantino in Guanajuato

France will be the guest of honor at 2017 Festival Cervantino in Guanajuato

Jul 15, 2017

2.500 artists from 35 countries will perform in the city of Guanajuato According to “El Universal”, the 45th edition of the Festival Internacional Cervantino or International Cervantes Festival (FIC) will take place from October 11 to 29 in the state of Guanajuato featuring France and the State of Mexico as guest country and state, respectively. This festival will have two thematic axes: the centenary of the Russian Revolution and the 100 years of the Mexican Constitution. It will be carried out with an investment of $88 million pesos (5.1 million USD) and a reduction of the federal budget of 2.2%. During an official ceremony, which took place in the Main Hall of the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City, it was announced that 2.500 artists from 35 countries will perform, offering 180 shows in Guanajuato and 20 states more. Germany, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Denmark, Finland, France, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, India, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Mozambique, United Kingdom, Estonia, Tyva Republic, China, Russia and Venezuela are some of the participating countries. “The festival is a team effort and is done well in anticipation because there are companies that must be invited in advance,” said Marcela Diez, head of the festival. She also informed that 682 international artists will attend and among them stand out the French. “The international program is really numerous,” commented Diez. The inauguration will be in charge of the French group Dionysos and the closing ceremony will be carried out by Eugenia León and the Symphony Orchestra Mexiquense. The French delegation will present 300 artists with about 30 shows, featuring artisitc companies such as Ballet Marseille, Les Siécles, Les Cris de Paris, among others. For its part, the State of Mexico will carry 10 shows among which the presence of the Symphony Orchestra of the State of Mexico stands out....

Paul McCartney to play in Azteca Stadium in October 28th

Paul McCartney to play in Azteca Stadium in October 28th

Jun 27, 2017

  Paul McCartney, former Beatle confirmed he will be in Mexico City performing in Azteca Stadium as part of his “One on One tour” and he will perform Saturday, October 28th in one of the biggest venues in the world: Azteca stadium: “Mexico brings very special memories to m, we have had brilliant nights there and I cannot wait to generate more memories in this tour. We will have a great party, we’re ready to rock in Mexico”, said the British singer and writer. One on one tour started in the USA in 2016 and it has taken him to play 41 concerts for more than 1.2 million people in 12 countries, and his last 2016 performance was in the Desert Trip in Coachella, USA, and then he restarted the tour again in 2017 in Japan and during the summer he will play several Latin American countries. The last time McCartney played in Mexico was in the Zocalo in 2012 when 250 thousand people got together to see him play, has played in Mexico 10 times since his first visit in 1993 and currently he includes some of his recent work with Kanye West and Rihanna as well as lots of songs from his solo catalogue as well as Wings and Beatles songs. It will be almost three hours of music with the best moments of the last 50 years, with dozens of songs that have been part of the soundtrack of the life of millions of people all around the planet, Paul and his band have played in the Rome Coliseum, Moscow Red Square, Buckingham Palace, the White House and Mexico City’s central plaza known as Zocalo....

LGBT National Pride March Mexico City, 4 decades of tradition

LGBT National Pride March Mexico City, 4 decades of tradition

Jun 24, 2017

A group of 17 ambassadors in Mexico will join the LGBT Pride March in Mexico City this Saturday, reported “El Universal“. The diplomats were convinced that “all persons and families must be treated with respect and dignity, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender expression or gender identity,” and assured that they “take their role seriously” as defenders of equal human rights “for everyone.” “Saturday will be a day to celebrate family role, community strength, and the importance of respect to diversity. It is a celebration in which we will gladly participate,” said the ambassadors. Among them are the diplomat from the United States, Roberta Jacobson, Viktor Elbing, from Germany and Pierre Alarie, from Canada. David Engel, the Australian ambassador; Eva Hager, from Austria; Hans Christian Kint, from Belgium; Henrik Bramsen Hahn, from Denmark; Luis Fernández-Cid, the Spanish ambassador; Roy Eriksson, from Finland; Anne Grillo, from France; Sonja Hyland, the Irish ambassador and Merethe Nergaard, from Norway, will also join them. As well as Margriet Leemhuis, ambassador from The Netherlands; Lucy Duncan, business manager from New Zealand; Duncan Taylor, the British ambassador; Annika Thunborg, from Sweden; Andrew Standley, of the European Union and Jan Jarab, Representative in Mexico of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights....

Collective show in Mexicali City Gallery celebrating 39 years of art and life

Collective show in Mexicali City Gallery celebrating 39 years of art and life

Jun 21, 2017

Men or clowns? Rodrigo Soto/The Baja Post   More de 200 paintings had to be seen, to select 102 pieces of art that exspress the art trends of this prolific city in arts, a multicolored number of paintings, picture, ceramic figures, masks, newspaper collages, movementes, figures, silhoutes to celñbrete the 39th anniversary of the friendliest temple of art in Mexicali, , The City Galery, that is ubicated in Alvaro Obregon   #1209 near to the border. It took a great exercise to select the 102 pieces that show the most representative artist in Mexicali and yet the collection is so big, it needs more than two visits to see all that is shown, of known and emerging artist the are creating a new generation of the contemporary artist. This exposition: Three stories Painting as a form of Liberty Luis Alberto Saldaña, Liberty, exposed the biggest piece, 210 por 190, of a white dove rounded on fire that was part of an scenery of a theatrical Play in prison, Luis Alberto, did while he was in prison and the painting represents hes eagerness of liberty, he used a lot of whites and blacks to create greys which he say he made more tan sixteen. Alberto started painting while being imprisoned  and recognized art as a form to rehabilitated and as cure because using colors made him  feel the energy that keeps you on going to see the light. The testimony of the  Resistance: Selene Nevárez Estrada A young photographer that live the most amazing episode of the civil resistance of Mexicali against federal taxes and state laws, that happened the 30th of January of 2017, Selene was part of the person that shoot the heroic act of a Zapotec indigenous known as Don Raymundo, who confronted the anti-riot police unit of the state policies and Ministerial Police that were ready to break  up the camps of the protesters, asking them not to use violence against this Pacific movement. Selene captures the moment and lived the moment as a participant of the camps. New generation of women Artist: Cristina Schin With two pieces, Cristina filled a wall of the Galerie,  synthesis an abstract of a  feminine figure and...