Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

My Conversations with Nature

May 23rd, 2014 - June 27th, 2014

Art Gallery of the Consulate of Mexico
901 Convention Center Blvd. Ste. 118
New Orleans, LA 70130

The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies present an art exhibition of Mexican Artist Belinda Shinshillas. The exhibit will run from May 23 – June 27th at the Art Gallery of the Consulate of Mexico. An opening reception will be held on May 23rd at 6 PM.

Belinda Shinshillas was born in Mexico City but eventually moved to New Orleans, a move which greatly influenced her work. Her work combines contemporary and surrealistic tendencies, ideas and exploration. Her artwork conveys a sense of transformation to the spirituality through the use of vibrant colors and textures.

Belinda‘€™s devotion to art began at an early age. She studied Art History and the analysis of American and European Prominent artists. Shinshillas attended the National School of Visual Arts (Old Academy of San Carlos) in Mexico City, the oldest Art Academy in the American continent. There she had the opportunity to learn under the leadership of renowned Masters Gilberto Aceves and Luis Rene Alva. Studying art in Mexico provided the artist the opportunity and privilege of being a disciple of the well-known Mexican muralist Manuel Guillen-Campos Huici as well as Dr. Teresa del Conde at the Rufino Tamayo Museum in Mexico City.

The artwork of Belinda Shinshillas has been exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibits throughout cities in Mexico and the United States for more than twenty years.






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Upcoming Events

Read Across the Americas Summer Program at the Algiers Regional Branch

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Join us every Wednesday at 10:30 am for a bilingual storytime for kids ages 2 – 10. The program is part of an initiative between Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the New Orleans Public Library called the Pebbles Center. This summer we will explore the environment and diverse geography of Latin America. Bring your favorite jungle animal and be prepared to learn some Spanish as we embark on an adventure through the Americas. This program provides a reading list of recommended titles for all ages to explore Latin America on your own this summer. If you read all books, you will be eligible for a special award offered during Hispanic Heritage month at the annual Celebración Latina held at the Audubon Zoo.


Wednesday, June 5
10:30 AM

Wednesday, June 12
10:30 AM

Wednesday, June 19
10:30 AM

Wednesday, June 26
10:30 AM

Wednesday, July 3
10:30 AM

Wednesday, July 10
10:30 AM

Wednesday, July 17
10:30 AM

Wednesday, July 24
10:30 AM

Wednesday, July 31
10:30 AM

K-12 Educator S.T.E.A.M Workshop: Teaching Central America at the Zoo

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Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies in collaboration with the Audubon Nature Institute will be hosting a K-12 educator workshop on Saturday, October 5, 2019. This workshop will focus on conservation efforts and environment of Central American rainforests. This workshop is a great way to learn how to bring real world science into your classroom. Activities will incorporate a variety of sciences and other subjects including: art, environmental science, cultural components, anthropology, computer science and technology. While it is geared for middle and high school teachers, this workshop is open to all educators formal and informal.

Additional details coming soon.