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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Online Summer Book Group for K-12 Educators

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For pre-service, early career and veteran teachers who love reading and learning through literature who want to explore award-winning books for the middle and early high school classrooms. Join us as we read four books that explore stories of coming-of-age from multiple perspectives. Participants will receive a copy of each book and participate in an open discussion with other K-12 educators. We will launch the book group with The Other Half of Happy. The group will meet online and explore the real story behind this award-winning book with the author Rebecca Balrcárcel. Join us this summer as we discover new stories and books for your classroom.

Register here for $15 (includes all 4 books).

All online Zoom meetings are at 7:00 PM CST.


Sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and AfterCLASS at Tulane University. For more information, please email

Central America, People and the Environment Educator Institute 2021

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This summer educator institute is the third institute in a series being offered by Tulane University, The University of Georgia and Vanderbilt University. This series of institutes is designed to enhance the presence of Central America in the K-12 classroom. Each year, participants engage with presenters, resources and other K-12 colleagues to explore diverse topics in Central America with a focus on people and the environment.

While at Tulane, the institute will explore the historic connections between the United States and Central America focusing on indigenous communities and environment while highlighting topics of social justice and environmental conservation. Join us to explore Central America and teaching strategies to implement into the classroom.

Additional details and registration will be available in the late fall 2020. For more information, please email or call 504.865.5164.