Authors and Artists in Guanajuato
Tim Leffel- Author
Tim Leffel is the author of four travel books and is editor of the narrative webzine PerceptiveTravel.com and the upscale site LuxuryLatinAmerica.com. His media company also publishes several blogs, including Practical Travel Gear. He and his family bounce back and forth between the U.S. and a home they own in Guanajuato. (Looking to the future on that second part—we just closed on it!)
Katie Clancy- EStudio473
eStudio 473 is an Artists’ Cooperative consisting of two parallel projects that exist interdependently. One being the Exhibit/Exhibición, and the other being the Workshop/Taller. The exhibit is a web gallery/photo blog showcasing the photographic exploration of the city of Guanajuato, Gto, area code 473. This project will begin with and consistently exhibit the recent work and projects of photographer and teacher, Katie Clancy. The Workshop/Taller is a project-based Art Education Program, containing 4 projects, exploring 7 different artistic media and focusing on 3 educational objectives. The program will take place throughout the entire year of 2010 with the resident students of Buen Pastor, a local convent run by eight sisters (Madres).
Michael James Wright- Freelance Photographer
Miguel Rodriguez- Mime and Artisan
Nicole Costa- Teacher and artist
Kent Evans- Author and Bar Owner
Kent Evans is the author of Malas Ondas: Lime, Sand Sex and Salsa in the land of conquistadors a semi-autobiographical novel on self-destruction throughout Latin America and finding that corniest of motivators – love. He was a fixture on the spoken word scene throughout the 90‘s till he grew tired of writing slam pieces about being a homeless gay Asian man (though Kent is partially Asian, he is neither homeless nor gay – not that there‘s anything wrong with that).
Lately he chooses to pursue his craft through music and fiction (well sort of fiction anyhow). His performance of choice involves gathering non-traditional musicians (DJ‘s, classical players, Latin funk bands) and performing poetry in a live Jazz/Trip-Hop format. In the new millennium Kent has done shows throughout the states, Europe and Mexico, including the International Arts Festival of Cervantino, RAI in Spain, and the Artery in Houston. He had appeared on NPR for shows including Nuestra Palabra, the Front Row, and Living Arts showcase.
Kent was born in New York City under no choice of his own in 1975. He is half Cantonese and half UK mongrel (mostly Irish one might assume based on his drinking habits). He grew up between New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island and has traveled extensively throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. So now you can desist with all that but where‟s he really from bollocks.
True to his nature Kent has been traveling much of the last few years hence the (ahem) delay of his new novel “A Crash Course on the Anatomy of Robots”, look for it on Amazon and Kindle (god he hates that) in the coming weeks.