Art Passage / Pasaje del Arte in Mexicali
February 18th 2012, Mexicali, BC, México.- Honored to be a part of this great event in my home town of Mexicali aka "Chicali". It was the grand opening of "Pasaje del Arte" which translates to "Art Passage" and it's part of a recent local movement aimed to retake public spaces and promote art within the city. I was invited to do a wall as part of opening day festivities which included an art fair where locals offered their work to the public, live painting, and an official opening ceremony fiesta with local bands rocking it out, celebrating the first public space dedicated exclusively to promoting emerging local artists.
The space is located at the heart of the city's civic center (Calle Calafia y Pasaje Celaya) and features 16 impressive walls, all created by the local talents of ROD, IELOW, R9, FERNANDO CORONA, HUMOR, EME, DESEK, BENEK, STAR27, ROGEIRO, NORTEÑO, PASSIVE, RAYA, GUMO, EFREN DE LA CRUZ and the latest one by yours truly.
Needless to say I had a great time, thanks to Patricia and Mariano de la Mora who where in charge of putting this great event together. I would also like to give a shout out to everyone who stopped by to say hi and to all who helped me during the process, you all know who you are.
But wait that's not all, this post comes with an added bonus, some footage taken by my friend "Chipotes" to whom I would like to say thanks, yu roc meng!. (English version soon to be available).
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