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PostAn Arts Center in Guanajuato, and Mexico's Best Ice Cream (Patrick Mears, Germany, 10/21/19 2:15 pm)
I read with interest Joan Nagelkirk's remarks about interaction between the two groups of literati in San Miguel de Allende.
I thought of my brother-in-law and his partner, who live one-half of the year in neighboring Guanajuato. They founded an art center in that city that is going strong. This non-profit foundation place is well worth visiting when in Guanajuato and is located at Positos 81, just up the hill from the Alhóndiga de Granaditas in the Zona Centro. The name of the entity is "Foro Cultural 81." Here is the link to the foundation's website:
My brother-in-law and his partner purchased what had been a semi-derelict building and, over a period of about six years, invested substantial sums and their own labor into renovating this space and litigating with the owner of an adjoining parcel, but finally accomplished their goal. Notwithstanding that they are both Americans, Guanajuato-area artists and musicians often use this space for exhibitions and performances. You can access on the website linked above many photographs of activities that have taken place in this space.
Finally, I enjoy the ice cream in San Miguel de Allende, but I think that the ice cream sold on the square in Dolores Hidalgo has it beat, hands down.
JE comments: A beautiful arts center (check out the website). I know the Alhóndiga neighborhood well, but Pat Mears has caught a major goof for this Hispanist: It's not San Miguel that's famous for the exotic ice cream, but another town in Guanajuato state, Dolores Hidalgo. Given my shame and embarrassment, all I can do is shake my fist:
John E at the cradle of Mexican Independence (Dolores Hidalgo), 2014