Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Art Vs Graffiti–Muros en Blanco

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Perhaps the flowers in the Jacaranda Tree are feeling a little jealous!

We just had an event close to our home here in San Miguel de Allende. You can find more about then on their facebook page.

Here is how it was described in an email that informed me of the event.
Friday, March 22 and Saturday March 23, Colonia Guadalupe will host 22 artists (7 local and 15 visiting from around Mexico) to paint 13 walls on 3 streets! (Maria Felix, Margarito Ledesma, Julian Carrillo)  The future will bring internationally known artists from all over Latin America.  We will have the best-of-the-best Guadalupe street vendors and a high-energy, festive atmosphere.  Watching a mural come to life from beginning to the finish is a fascinating process!! 
This a wonderful alternative to tagging , these murals are OUTSTANDING! If you get a change to check it out it is in Colinia Quadalupe. Well worth the trip when you are in town.

It is also very close to our favorite new restaurant. I think you may have seen Shannon’s post on it recently.
I will be meeting  a friend there Friday in order to have nother look. If you beat me to Hanses, please leave a porkchop for me!

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Rich colors!

Equipped with a large number of colors, and sometime a “gas mask” sort of unit, the 30 artist when to work.
I took pictures for a number of days in order to record the progress on the pieces.
I how posted 3 of my favorite pictures, but if want to see more, I have also made a video of the pictures you can check out on the bottom of the page.

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Perhaps this is the corn goddess!

Please feel free to share the video and the post, I would love to get this great project the attention it deserves.

Street Art Festival - San Miguel from Todd McIntosh on Vimeo.

Share the post, share the video, lets get a buzz going!


Babs said...

Absolutely beyond any expectations that I had for the event. Incredibly talented and creative work. Something for those who conceived of the idea to be very proud of......
Col Guadalupe Art District!
Your photos, as always are exquisite.

Steve Cotton said...

Street art like this fascinates me. Nice coverage.

Todd said...

It really was a great event, I look forward to hearing what they do next!


Anonymous said...

Great stuff! The van reminded me of my Hooptie in North Carolina in 2004:

What is the band playing on your video?

Todd said...

Hi Doug

Funky van you have there!

The piece playing on the video is a cover of a great Louie Armstrong piece done over by Joey Ramone. It was from a solo album that he recorded while battling cancer and was released shortly after his death.

I thought it was a great song for the video not just because of the sentiments of what it had to say but also that the piece, much like the art featured in the video, appeal and bridge a connection between the young and old alike.



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