Poetry in the Streets Celebrated at IMAS

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Armando Alanis Pulido
This event is organized in anticipation to FEIPOL 2016. Join us and meet the urban artist behind this movement present in 150 cities in the world that takes poetry and literature to the street.

 This event is organized in anticipation to FEIPOL 2016. Join us and meet the urban artist behind this movement present in 150 cities in the world that takes poetry and literature to the street.

The International Museum of Art and Science (IMAS) in McAllen will be hosting the street art of Armando Alanis Pulido, founder of the literary movement, Acción Poética.  This event is organized in anticipation to the International Latin American Poetry Festival (FEIPOL 2016). Join us and meet the urban artist behind this movement present in 150 cities in the world that takes poetry and literature to the street.

Quedas cordialmente invitado! Evento organizado en anticipación a FEIPOL 2016. Acompáñanos, conoce al artista detrás de este movimiento presente en 150 ciudades del mundo que lleva la poesía y la literatura a la calle. Habrá coctél de bienvenida, música en vivo y un gran ambiente. No te lo pierdas! Invita a un amigo!

This year we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Acción Poética, a movement founded by poet Armando Alanís Pulido to promote poetry and literacy in his hometown of Monterrey, Mexico.  The community of the Río Grande Valley will have an opportunity to become part of this movement which has filled the walls of 150 cities around the world with poetic phrases. The inauguration will take place at the IMAS Museum in McAllen, TX. on July 7, 2016 starting at 6:00pm.

During the inauguration, Alanis will paint a wall in the Cardenas Gallery. The new work will sit alongside a collection of black and white photographs by Gabriel Bojorquez that depict the poet’s street art. The exhibition is the official debut of this movement in the USA, where is it projected to expand. Acción Poética introduces the exhibit Sin Poesía No Hay Ciudad (Without Poetry There is No City). The exhibition includes 30 pictures of urban interventions. The poetic phrases painted on abandoned walls will be on display at the IMAS Museum from July 7th to November 6th.

Continuing with a workshop led by Alanis on Saturday July 9th from 10-11:30, the Río Grande Valley community will have an opportunity to ask and learn about Alanís’s vision while engaging in a relaxed conversation setting. Both events are included with the Museum’s entrance fee. Following the workshop on Saturday, the audience and general community are invited to the Hinovations Art Gallery on 1009 Laurel Ave. also in McAllen, where the proprietor and artist Raquel Hinojosa has donated a wall to be intervened with a poetic phrase.

Organized in conjunction with the Latin American Foundation for the Arts and the Consulate of Mexico and the IMAS Museum, the exhibition and events are a preamble to the 2016 International Latin American Poetry Festival, were Armando Alanís is one of the Special Guests.

For more information please visit the website www.feipol.us, email Mónica Raygada at mraygada@feipol.us, or Rossy Lima at rossylima@feipol.us.