Convertirán graffiti vandálico en artístico

Grafitti Artistico Gloria MurielPor: Basilio OLIVAS / EL MEXICANO 20 de Marzo 2012, Tijuana, B.C.- Los directivos de La Caja Galería y Artes Sin Fronteras A.C., presentaron ante los medios de comunicación, instituciones educativas y autoridades culturales de la región el proyecto piloto ‘Graffiti Artístico’ como una estrategia que tiene como objetivo el encausar a los jóvenes en el arte dentro del entorno urbano con sus formas de expresión. ‘El graffiti es una de las expresiones más populares entre los jóvenes y también una de las menos comprendidas’, dijo Jorge Sánchez quien estuvo acompañado de Arturo Rodríguez director de La Caja Galería. El estudioso del arte aseguró que el tratamiento público del tema ha criminalizado esta práctica sancionando a los adolescentes y dejando fuera del panorama a los responsables de la educación de estos jóvenes. Dijo además que en esta primera etapa se invitó a representantes de escuelas de educación media y media superior, 4 del sector privado y 4 más del sector público, dentro del rango de acción de La Caja Galería, ubicada en la delegación La Mesa, para la asesoría práctica de los jóvenes y sus maestros. En la reunión donde también estuvo la maestra en letras, Elsa Arnaiz Rosas, directora general del IMAC, los coordinadores del proyecto ‘Graffiti Artístico’, aclararon que serán los directores de las instituciones: Cobach, Colegio Familia, Instituto Cumbres, Instituto México, Secundaria Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra, Secundaria Técnica Municipal #1 Lic. Adolfo López Mateos y la Preparatoria Federal Lázaro Cárdenas los que seleccionar a un representante de los padres de familia y a un maestro para participar en una discusión abierta e informada sobre este tema, con miras a proponer soluciones. Indicaron que también cada institución deberá seleccionar a dos alumnos para un taller del 9 al 30 de julio del 2012 que finalizará con un trabajo colectivo en el verano del presente año. Indicaron que los temas que se tocarán durante el taller serán: Los jóvenes y la cultura del graffiti, Perspectiva legal, Transgresión y represión y Arte urbano y gestión cultural, contando con la asesoría de expertos como: Jorge Sánchez, Israel Elizondo, Gloria Muriel, Roberto Serrano, Gerardo Ranero, Grupo CRAS, Lidice Figueroa y Luis Garzón entre otros. Finalmente reflexionaron que si bien la urgencia del problema del graffiti vandálico es en zonas como el Florido o la colonia Sánchez Taboada con este proyecto piloto se darán las pautas y facilidades para ofrecerlo a jóvenes de esa parte de la ciudad.

Art Passage / Pasaje del Arte in Mexicali

Art Passage Gloria Muriel 2012February 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.

Lotsa love

glow

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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Fundraiser for Autism Tree Project Foundation San Diego

Gloria Muriel Autism Tree Project FoundationLast February 9th I had the opportunity to put my talents to work towards a great cause during a fundraiser to benefit the Autism Tree Project Foundation at the Walk In Salon by Robert Cromeans. Dayna Hoff founder of this amazing foundation invited me to do live painting during the event which was a great success. Everyone in attendance had a great time getting their hair done, socializing and just having fun while helping support this great cause which raises money for research to find a cure for autism.

I had a great time, thanks again to Dayna for putting this event together and for inviting me to be a part of it, by the way her husband ended up buying my piece...gracias!

Few & Far Women Glow and Beth Emmerich attract local media coverage in Tijuana

Gloria Muriel Espacio Vanguardia 2012January 20th 2012, Tijuana, BC.- Local artists from Tijuana and San Diego have made their impression on a local pedestrian bridge in one of the busiest avenues in Tijuana. The project is one of many taking place during "Espacio Vanguardia" which is an initiative aimed at the region's artists, community leaders and college students on both sides of the Mexico / U.S. border, which promotes an open dialogue on issues like public security, migration, urban art and culture. Beth Emmerich & Gloria Muriel (Glow) are among the San Diego artists who are currently participating in the project, using their talents in a collaborative effort  with Tijuana artists to beautify the city's public spaces.

Gloria Muriel mentioned to the local media she always welcomes the opportunity to work with other artists in projects that promote a positive message. "Our goal is to create something that people will look at and get a positive reaction from".

The proejct is scheduled to be finished today, and it's already in display to the entire public.

First gig of 2012

January 4th 2012, San Diego, CA.- Starting out this new year revisiting the Hart Lounge in beautiful downtown San Diego, this time we took our talents to the roof of the establishment, many thanks to Beth Emmerich and Monstrinho for collaborating on this wall. You can check out more pics on my walls area.

Miami Art Basil 2011

Miami Art Basil Experience

Few & Far Women at Miami Art Basil
Had the most wonderful experience collaborating with the girls from Few & Far Collective in Miami Art Basil 2011.
Hope to go back next year! for more flicks CLICK HERE to visit the walls area.
Thank you Miami, Thank you F&F... Enjoyed every moment of it.

 

Lots of love