San Miguel is full of color and unexpected beauty. Catholicism is everywhere, and fills the town with ritual, icons, and sculpture. (photos by Laurie Mika) We usually fly to San Miguel from the United States to Leon. Then take private transport to San Miguel.
Do you know about the traditions and symbolism of Dia de los Muertos? Click here to find a nice info sheet on Day of the Dead, and here for info on the ofrenda's or altars. Both documents from from this great website MexicanSugarSkulls.com
Jane LaFazio, Helen Shafer Garcia, Laurie Mika and Lynn Leahy at our September 1 meeting
We four artists met this week to discuss, create and plan our progressive art project for our Dia de los Muertos retreat in October 2012. We'll be finalizing the price within the next month and then be ready to open the art retreat for registration.
It wasn't until I traveled to Mexico that I realized how much I love Mariachi music. These three gentlemen serenaded us at our farewell dinner earlier this year. And there's always a Mariachi band in the town square!
I love looking at the photos from our last retreat in San Miguel, in April 2011. Our next will be October 26-November 4, 2012, and in the same gorgeous location, same great food, and I'm guessing similar wonderful participants!
This gorgeous photo was taken by Michelle Maczka during Dia de los Muertos in San Miguel de Allende. You'll recognize the Parroquia in the main town square. We are looking forward to our next art retreat in San Miguel October 2012 during the Dia de los Muertos festivities.
During our April 2011 Tesoro del Corazon retreat, the jardin (town square) was full of people observing Palm Sunday. There was also a wonderful community procession (parade) that day. photos by Laurie Mika.