Join us for a unique experience and a chance to hear a story that most have never heard.
Albert Coffee is an archaeologist and federally licensed tour guide who has participated in excavation and ethnographical studies in the areas near and around San Miguel de Allende. His passion is sharing what he has learned through tours that he gives to the archaeological site Cañada de la Virgen, other sites in the state of Guanajuato and throughout Mexico. Proceeds for this two-part webinar series go to support additional historical research, including the rescue of legends and wisdom of the elders of the nearby rural, indigenous communities and to provide aid to transport and support staff who have also been out of work due to the Covid 19 contingency.
Suggested donation US $10.
At the age of 12, Les Carmona entered the world of food preparation and service, spurred on by his desire to experience flavors and experiment with recipes and techniques. Fulfilling a lifelong dream, at the age of 40 he enrolled in a technical college in Chicago to earn a degree in baking and pastry arts. One year in, Les seized the opportunity to study in France at La Varenne Ecole du Cuisine, which launched his new career as Pastry Chef, first for a Relais and Chateau property in Montecito, California, then in the wine country of Napa and Sonoma.
Feeling about 107 years old measured in Chef Years, he and his wife moved to La Paz, Baja Sur where he opened a European-style bakery and pastry shop. In 2015, just after becoming a Mexican citizen, Les and family moved to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where he continues his exploration of food and culture.
Sculptor and painter linked to abstract representational, color field, geometric and constructivist art, Alberto Lenz is originally from Mexico City, where he earned several degrees, from the school of architecture to Urban Development, also attending the Academia di San Carlos before moving to Paris where he was based while traveling and visiting the museums all across Europe. Returning to Mexico to continue a mixed career of architecture and fine arts, Lenz was appointed to be Director of the Alhondigas de Granaditas Museum in Guanajuato followed by a teaching career in art and architecture at the Universidad Iberoamericana, as well as a Coordinator of “Strategic Projects” for the State of Guanajuato and was former director of the ‘El Nigromante Centro Cultural’ which is the San Miguel de Allende branch of Bellas Artes, with being a full time much sought after painter/sculptor. Many of his more monumental urban sculptures can be seen in Leon, Aguascalientes and Queretaro. Suggested donation US $10.
Part 1/2 recorded on July 30, 2020 via Zoom webinar.
Part 1/3 recorded on July 7, 2020 via Zoom webinar.
Part 2/3 recorded on July 14, 2020 via Zoom webinar.
Part 3/3 recorded on July 21, 2020 via Zoom webinar.
Part 1/2 recorded on June 11, 2020 via Zoom webinar.
Part 2/2 recorded on June 18, 2020 via Zoom webinar.
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Recorded May 14, 2020 via Zoom
Donations for this webinar go directly to the Latin American Relief Fund.