Just call me Dora the Explorer.
I went to IMAS with the intention of attending the Stars and Stripes Event for the children and all though it was nice and dandy…it was for children. The front desk saw my lack of child and informed me about the opening reception of Sin Poesia No Hay Ciudad: The Street Art of Armando Alanis Pulido happening at that same time.
I took the bait (I admit I didn’t put up much of a fight) and decided to check it out.
After the initial shock of humiliation I felt when I realized how well-dressed the attendees looked and how ridiculous I felt in my converse and ponytail, I got the courage to walk around and observe the exhibit.
I admit I had never heard, seen or known about this artist before this adventure. Which made this discovery all the more fascinating! Don’t you just love when you’re exploring and stumble on gold?
“In 1996 Mexican poet Armando Alanis Pulido founded Accion Poetica, a movement to promote poetry and literacy in his home town of Monterrey. The growth of his urban interventions – poetic phrases painted on abandoned Walls – has been phenomenal, and now street poetry can be seen in more than 150 cities in 30 countries throughout Latin American and Europe.” – IMAS on Facebook
You can go to IMAS as gaze upon photographs yourself, for more information you can visit www.theimasonline.org.
If you’re interested in Accion Poetica you can follow the official Facebook page @AccionPoeticaOficialmty