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City Living - April 4, 2015

Vocal groups

Distinguished vocal groups are set to perform outdoors in downtown Guadalajara’s Plaza Tapatia on Tuesday, April 7, between 5 and 7 p.m. 

An outstanding group will be Vocal Tonoami, an a cappella octet of professional signers whose repertoire includes Mexican and Latin music plus songs by the Beatles, Billy Joel and Tonoami singer and composer Daniel Lemoine. 

The two-hour event features other vocal groups and is concurrent with a display and sale of typical Mexican handicrafts. Plaza Tapatia stretches from the Teatro Degollado to the Instituto Cultural Cabañas in the historical center of Guadalajara.

‘Alice’ gets the vote

After an online vote, the book “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll has been chosen to be read aloud in a marathon session on World Book Day, April 28.

The book will be read at Universidad de Guadalajara campuses across the state, with the highest-profile reading taking place in a tent set up in the Rambla Cataluña, the pedestrian walkway located to one side of the UdG rectory building on Avenida Juarez, one block from Enrique Diaz de Leon.

Dignitaries, professors and students will take turns in reading excerpts from the book during an all-day session.

“Alice in Wonderland” won with more than 50 percent of the vote, ahead of Franz Kaftka’s “Metamorphosis” in second place.


The exhibit “El fuego y el hielo” has opened this year’s artistic program at the Universidad de Guadalajara’s Museo de las Artes.

The show features 56 pieces in diverse media by Ana Luisa Rebora, a Tapatia artist who divides her time between Mexico and Norway.

An artist with a 35-year career behind her, Rebora uses the theme of the solitary woman throughout much of her work. Her paintings and etchings tend to be dreamy, dramatic fragments in unspecific settings, always suggesting absence, desolation, distance.  

Among her works are some painted ceramics, examples of time well spent in the Guadalajara workshop of Jesus Guerrero Santos, one of Mexico’s most celebrated ceramicists.

The title of the exhibit clearly reflects Rebora’s dual life: the warmth of Mexico contrasted with the cold of Norway. 

Honored in Norway for her art, where the queen of that country has even bought one of her paintings, Rebora seems to thrive on her biculturality. “If we joined Mexico and Norway together it would be marvelous, because they are polar opposites,” she says.

The Museo de las Artes is located in the UdG Rectory building, on Avenida Juarez at Enrqiue Diaz de Leon.