Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Mexico Earthquake Relief - How to Help - Como Ayudar

Mexico Earthquake Relief  - How to Help - Como Ayudar

Mexico Earthquake Relief - How to HELP - Como Ayudar


A devastated earthquake magnitude 7.1 hit Mexico in September 19th, 2017. Hundreds of people are dead, many buried in the collapsed buildings. This is a major disaster in Mexico City, Puebla and Morelos. 
The earthquake hit on the same date that a major earthquake hit Mexico city in 1985. Today like in 1985 the citizens of Mexico are the first responders to help in this catastrophe. 

The following is information in how we can help right now.

Please click the Link with information of different Organizations information in how to help:


The following image by Victor Camacho is from La Jornada paper that shows Mexican citizens trying to rescue children trapped in a school in Mexico City.
Más de la mitad de la estructura del Colegio Enrique Rébsamen colapsó a consecuencia del sismo de magnitud 7.1 cuando en el plantel aún había muchos alumnos. No obstante las tareas para la remoción de escombros, hasta anoche habían sido rescatados los cuerpos de 20 niños y dos profesoras. Las autoridades reportaron que 30 menores están en calidad de desaparecidos, al igual que ocho adultosFoto Víctor Camacho



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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Mexico Oaxaca Earthquake Relief Fund organized by Artist Francisco Toledo's IAGO & CFMAB Amigos

Mexico Earthquake Relief Fund Oaxaca organized by Artist Francisco Toledo's

IAGO & CFMAB Amigos 

The strongest earthquake in a century of magnitude 8.2 hit Mexico in September 7th, 2017. Dozens of people are dead and the disaster have caused significant damage in and around small communities of Oaxaca and Chiapas, being Juchitan in the state of Oaxaca one of the most affected.
Recognized artist and social activist Francisco Toledo who was born in Oaxaca is asking through his social media accounts like his Facebook page our help by making donations to a fund organized by IAGO & CFMAB Civil organizations ( "Amigos del Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca y del Centro Fotográfico" ) institutions which he created and support. All donations to this fund will be used to help communities affected by the earthquake. .
Please make your donation to the following bank account: 
BBVA Bancomer
Número de cuenta 0110047112
CLABE 012610001100471123
Amigos del Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca y del Centro Fotográfico
Paypal: donativoistmooaxaca@gmail.com

Mexico Oaxaca Earthquake Relief - Artist Francisco Toledo IAGO Amigos


Ayuda al Istmo de Tehuantepec Sismo IAG Francisco Toledo 
AYUDEMOS AL ISTMO DE TEHUANTEPEC
Realiza tu donativo en la siguiente cuenta:
BBVA Bancomer
Número de cuenta 0110047112
CLABE 012610001100471123
Amigos del Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca y del Centro Fotográfico

Lo recaudado será destinado para apoyar a las comunidades afectadas por el sismo de este pasado 7 de Septiembre, 2017.











Thursday, September 14, 2017

Bridges and Friendship Art from Mexico Canada and China at the Chinese Cultural Centre in Vancouver

Bridges and Friendship

Art from Mexico Canada and China

Bridges and Friendship Art from Mexico, Canada and China - Art Exhibit in Vancouver

Some pictures of Bridges & Friendship and Art Exhibition at The Chinese Cultural Centre in Chinatown that I visited yesterday. 
The following is the information about the exhibit.

"BRIDGES & FRIENDSHIP - ART EXHIBIT 
Free Event September 5 to 30, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm 
Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver CCC 555 Columbia St, Vancouver, BC
Catalogo: https://adobe.ly/2x0Qcfh
Artists: Alfonso Tejada, Andrés Gurumeta, Ari de la Mora, Brent Comber. Carmen Keitsch, Cori Creed. Hilda Ho. Haitao Yin. James Harry & Lauren Brevner, James Tan. Jeanne Krabenndam, June Yun, Paola Vargas and Cody Lecoy, Ricardo Kent, Richard Tetrault, Samantha Salvat, Sheng Tian Zeng, Stanley Au, Tracey Tarling, Wu Yang, Xwalacktun.
Bridges are among the most powerful and important symbols in human society - symbols of connection, of cooperation, of hope and of harmony.
Art is a bridge. It is a universal language. Through symbolism, colour, form, and mark-making the artist builds a bridge that connects inner experiences to outer visual images and creates a visual dialogue that transcends language and cultural barriers.
We celebrate bridges and friendship between countries and cultures-- 207 years of the Independence of Mexico, Canada 150, and 45 years of diplomatic relations between China and Mexico."




Bridges and Friendship Art from Mexico, Canada and China - Art Exhibit in Vancouver
Bridges and Friendship Art from Mexico, Canada and China - Art Exhibit in Vancouver



Bridges and Friendship Art from Mexico, Canada and China - Art Exhibit in Vancouver

Bridges and Friendship Art from Mexico, Canada and China - Art Exhibit in Vancouver

Bridges and Friendship Art from Mexico, Canada and China - Art Exhibit in Vancouver

Bridges and Friendship Art from Mexico, Canada and China - Art Exhibit in Vancouver

Bridges and Friendship Art from Mexico, Canada and China - Art Exhibit in Vancouver

Bridges and Friendship Art from Mexico, Canada and China - Art Exhibit in Vancouver


Bridges and Friendship Art from Mexico, Canada and China - Art Exhibit in Vancouver

Bridges and Friendship Art from Mexico, Canada and China - Art Exhibit in Vancouver

Bridges and Friendship Art from Mexico, Canada and China - Art Exhibit in Vancouver

Bridges and Friendship Art from Mexico, Canada and China - Art Exhibit in Vancouver















Saturday, June 10, 2017

Celebrating Canada 150 with our Breakfast Creation

Celebrating Canada 150 with our Breakfast Creation

To Celebrate Canada 150 birthday The Maple Beach B&B has created a special breakfast that will be served to their guests on Canada Day, July 1st. 2017. The Maple House is located in the neighbourhood of Kitsilano in Vancouver, B.C.

The Maple Beach B&B Canada150 breakfast consists in delicious grilled french toast infused with a cedar aroma by baking it on a Canadian cedar plank. It is served with Canadian Maple Syrup, blueberries or apples. The Maple House B&B is planning to serve the Canada150 breakfast also sometime during October and November.

Happy Canada 150 !

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Canada 150 Breakfast at The Maple House in Vancouver - Maple Beach B&B

Courtesy of  Maple Beach B&B Website  . MapleHouse.com .
The Maple House in Vancouver - Maple Beach B&B in Kitsilano - 1533 Maple St. Vancouver BC Canada
The Maple House in Vancouver - Maple Beach B&B in Kitsilano - 1533 Maple St. Vancouver BC Canada 
The Maple House in Vancouver - Maple Beach B&B in Kitsilano - 1533 Maple St. Vancouver BC Canada 
The Maple House in Vancouver - Maple Beach B&B in Kitsilano - 1533 Maple St. Vancouver BC Canada 
The Maple House in Vancouver - Maple Beach B&B in Kitsilano - 1533 Maple St. Vancouver BC Canada 










Tuesday, May 16, 2017

First Host Gathering - Learning about Aboriginal Tourism Experiences in the greater Vancouver area

First Host Gathering - Learning about Aboriginal Tourism Experiences in the greater Vancouver area

First Host Gathering at The Bill Reid Art Gallery of Northwest Coast Art in Vancouver, B.C.

We spent a quite interesting evening at the First Host Gathering held at the Bill Reid Art Gallery in Vancouver learning about Aboriginal Tourism Experiences in the greater Vancouver area. It was attended by over a dozen indigenous culture organizations: BigHeart Bannock Catering, Lelelmè Arts & Cultural Cafe, Kanata Festival, Musqueam Cultural Centre, Salmon n Bannock Bistro, Skwachays Lodge & Art Gallery, Stanley Park Ecology Society - Indigenous Plant Use with Lauraleigh Paul, Takaya Tours, Aboriginal BC.

Please click in the following links if you want to learn more about the organizations:












Wednesday, May 3, 2017

¡Viva México! - Celebrate reading Mexican Authors- Books available at the Vancouver Public Library

Mexican Authors - Books Available at the Vancouver Public Library

Carlos Monsiváis, José Luis Cuevas, Fernando Benítez, Carlos Fuentes - Mexican Authors - Vancouver Public Library
                  

September in Mexico is dedicated to the homeland and is known as "Mes de la Patria"/"Month of the Homeland" as we celebrate our Independence in September 16th. Mexicans around the world also celebrate with different festivals and cultural activities, as this is an opportunity to showcase our Mexican arts and culture. 
Cinco de Mayo (May 5th.) the Mexican celebration of the May 5th Battle of Puebla in 1862 is becoming more popular  in Vancouver, mainly as a way to party in different bars and restaurants, but it is also an opportunity to learn about Mexico trought their authors.

The Vancouver Public Library has a vast selection of books both in English and Spanish by great Mexican authors and also about Mexican artists like: Carlos Fuentes, Carlos Monsiváís, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Octavio Paz, Elena Poniatowska, José Emilio Pacheco, Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Jean A. Meyer, Elena Garro, Juan Rulfo, Fernando Benítez, Alfonso Reyes, Miguel León Portilla, Fernando del Paso, Rosario Castellanos, Guadalupe Loaeza, José Revueltas, Sergio Pitol, Juan José Arreola, Alberto Chimal, Jorge Ibargüengoitia, Juan Villoro, Sabine Berman, Eduardo del Río "Rius", Raquel Tibol, Rufino Tamayo, Frida Kahlo, Ramón Xirau, Salvador Novo, Victor Hugo Rascón Banda, Xavier Velasco, José Agustín, Alfredo López Austin, Graciela Iturbide, Carlos Prieto, Olivier Debroise, José Rubén Romero, Justino Fernádez, Constantino Reyes-Valerio, Francisco Tario, Martha Zamora, Martha Bátiz, Miguel Covarrubias, Enrique Florescano, Román Piña Chan, Eduardo Matos, Antonio Castro Leal, Cristina Rivera Garza, Gabriel Zaid, Max Aub, Rodolfo Usigli, Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, Guadalupe Nettel, Pablo González Casanova, Julieta Campos, Gonzalo Celorio, Edmundo Valadés and more.

José Emilio Pacheco, Sergio Pitol and Carlos Monsiváis - Mexican Authors - Vancuver Public Library
"Invitar a leer es convocar a pensar; pensar implica aceptar un duelo en el marco de la sensibilidad y la inteligencia pues ahí donde las circustancias sociales suelen ser crueles, está siempre la cultura, que instaura el anhelo de un mundo distinto" - José María Pérez Gay 

The books have been classified under lists with name mexicanauthors, mexicanauthors-2, mexicanauthors-3, etc.

You can hold these books online and pick them up at the Vancouver Public Library branch closes to you.

TenekTech Board on Pinterest board: Click this link: Vancouver Public Library - Mexican Authors 

Vancouver Public Library  Lists       :

Note: This is a work in progress and we will be adding more lists. Every list allows 32 books.
Vancouver Public Library

Some of the books available are :
Edmundo Valadés "La muerte tiene permiso" available at the Vancouver Public Libeary

Natural Histories by Guadalupe Nettel available at the Vancouver Public Libeary

Pillar of Salt by Salvador Novo available at the Vancouver Public Libeary

Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo available at the Vancouver Public Libeary


Las batallas en el desierto José Emilio Pacheco (Book - 2010) - Spanish available at the Vancouver Public Libeary



El testigo Villoro, Juan (Book - 2004) - Spanish

Obras reunidas II Novelas Elena Poniatowska - Vancouver Public Library



Juan José Arreola - Estas páginas mías [antologia] - Vancouver Public Library

Mexico's Indigenous past Alfredo López Austin, Book 2001 - Vancouver Public Library





Poesia XX poemas, Espejo, Nuevo amor, y poesias no coleccionadas - Salvador Novo - Vancouver Public Library


Los Recuerdos del Porvenir -Recollections of Things to Come Elena Garro - Vancouver Public Library



Tamayo Tamayo, Rufino (Book - - 2000) - Vancouver Public Library


"Rius" Cuba for Beginners - Mexican Authors - Vancouver Public Library



      



La Familia vino del norte de Silvia Molina - Mexican Authors - Vancouver Public Library 
Cuentos Sobrenaturales de Carlos Fuentes - Mexican Authors - Vancouver Public Library