May 2009 in Revue Magazine

Wildlife conservationist Thor Janson (page 12) www.bushmanollie.com

Wildlife conservationist Thor Janson (page 12) www.bushmanollie.com

Welcome to the May edition of Revue. Our cover story, written by Jack Houston, is Thor Janson, wildlife conservationist, environmentalist, educator, adventurer, photographer extraordanaire, and author of 16 photography books—many from his years exploring the jungles of El Petén. His two most recent books are La Antigua Guatemala and In the Land of Green Lightning.

May 18 is Museum Day throughout the world, and Guatemala has gone one step further, expanding all of May into Museum Month. We have a listing of more than 30 museums around the country you may enjoy visiting. We also have an article on the Museo de Arte Guatemalteco Primitivo-Contemporáneo.

On other cultural fronts, writer Dianne Carafino takes us on a visit to the artist community of Comalapa. A DateBook Highlight by Dwight Wayne Coop introduces us to Panajachel artist Ursula Baumann. Photographer Victoria Stone shows a side of the Kuna people of Panama. The Notre Dame Glee Club and Symphony Orchestra are coming to Guatemala. And so many other musical treats we had to expand our Music section.

May brings May flowers and May showers—for more on this, see pages 78 and 128.

Other fun things in this edition include a glimpse at Guatemala’s sea salt industry, a tour of the local plant where they produce the EcoFiltro for cheap potable water, and an introduction to the good works being done by the NGO CasaSito.

Of course, in May we also put aside a day to remind our mothers that we do indeed love them. We better, because without them most of us wouldn’t be here.

Thanks for reading Revue, in print or online, and have a great month.

—John & Terry Kovick Biskovich

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