In the heart of Mexico! Ancient Iconography in San Miguel Allende is alive. Amid cobblestone streets, saturated colors, and secret gardens, Mary Jane Miller invites the curious tourist or sojourner into her world of iconography today.
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico offers a world of cultural exploration and architectural beauty. The city is a UNESCO site nicknamed “El Corazon de Mexico” the heart of Mexico, and the place she declared her independence from Spain. San Miguel is the perfect place to step out of a busy life and refresh the spirit. The climate and historic environment have the capacity to nurture a new chapter in your life. Here there is time to slow down and soak in an ancient landscape with all of your senses. While visiting, whether you are an artist or icon collector, a visit to Mary Jane Miller’s studio is a must.
Her collections of Iconography in San Miguel Allende can be seen and are available to visitors who are questioning interior life and radical thoughts about God, religion, and spirit. San Miguel de Allende is a favorite among ex-pats. In this town, the foreigner can celebrate distorted time, synchronous epiphanies, and surreal moments of the unexpected.
Spiritual people in San Miguel Allende!!
How many of you would be surprised to meet an extraordinary artist doing byzantine-style iconography on her own in Mexico? Her work is out of place yet it emits soul transformation and mesmerizing beauty. Miller’s iconography principles are grounded in meditations and theological precepts from the ancient Byzantine church. One powerful concept close to Mary Jane’s heart is, “God became man, that man might become God”. She studied how for centuries Iconographers have tried to capture the unseen presence of the divine through their painting.
The organic egg tempera recipe illustrates the depth of mystic realities through icon painting rules. Using the egg tempera technique, we focus on the light in iconography with intention. Egg yolk is the raw potential for life, mixed with million-year-old dirt to create an image of God’s divine likeness in human form. The process involved layering dark and light color combinations.
Tucked away in Colonia San Antonio, the experience of egg tempera and sacred art is happening in San Miguel Allende. This is your chance to get some personalized feedback and direction for your art and spirit, pick your own brain for insights and come away with a new understanding of your art and process.
Mary Jane Miller offers five-day workshops in icon painting, step by step accompanied by prayerful reflections. CLICK to see the latest locations in the US and Mexico. Miller offers ongoing instruction in her studio in San Miguel Allende. All ages and all seekers of abundant life are welcome to slow down and share their inspirations. Small groups work peacefully as kindred spirits for 6 hours a day in a workshop format. The city is perfectly yolked to a vibrant culture and full of color!
Contemporary Iconography in San Miguel Allende
The egg tempera technique is challenging, provocative, and beautiful. The stone pigments from Mother Earth are a conduit to connect us to where we have come. Humans are the children of Mother Earth and God all at once and continuously. Mary Jane Miller’s collections have bent the ancient tradition by incorporating images that direct our hearts to love the planet.
Her fine art and iconography blog posts are a step towards fresh ways to see the divine in all things. Miller believes there is nowhere you can go where there is no finger of God represent. From the tops of mountains to the war-torn ravages of famine and climate disasters, we are not alone. The earth is here as a constant; we can be assured that perfect love will and always has sustained it.
Orthodox iconography is rich in culture and tradition. It is experiencing a resurgence, but not from within the church but from outside. Women around the world have fallen in love with this ancient discipline and teaching it as they learn themselves. Mary Jane Miller is one of those female iconographers. She is inspired and dedicated to giving the discipline a tiny face-lift. The Byzantine Church gave the world some of the most sacred and mystical art ever cherished. Miller hopes to add just one more if possible.
Sign up for an Iconography workshop in San Miguel Allende in the early part of 2023
BIO Mary Jane Miller is a self-taught Byzantine-style iconographer with over 28 years of experience, born in New York and living in Mexico full time. Her collections are extraordinarily rich in style and have been exhibited in museums and churches in both the United States and Mexico. As an author, Miller blends historical content and personal insights to arrive at contemporary conclusions about faith. Her six self-published books include Icon Painting Revealed, Embossing Metal, The Mary Collection, In Light of Women, and Life in Christ. Miller has been published online and in publications such as Divine Temple, Russian Orthodox Journal, Faith and Forum Magazine, Liturgy Today, and Profiles of Catholicism. She teaches 4 iconography courses annually, and 5-day immersion workshops throughout the US and Mexico. Website: http://sacrediconretreat.com/ Website: https://sanmiguelicons.com contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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