miércoles, 30 de enero de 2013

First Annual Festival of Street Chalk Art in Patzcuaro

Patzcuaro has different cultural events, that you can enjoy during your next visit to this colonial gem of México. Here is one of these events that took place at Vasco de Quiroga Square. This time we have a guest in our Blog, who enjoyed this event and share with us his experience.
 
First Annual Festival of Street Chalk Art in Patzcuaro
First Annual Festival of Street Chalk Art in Patzcuaro
 
This was the First Annual Festival of Street Chalk Art in Patzcuaro in honor of José Guadalupe Posada the creator of "La Catrina".
 
First Annual Festival of Street Chalk Art in Patzcuaro
First Annual Festival of Street Chalk Art in Patzcuaro
 
The event took place just in front of our Hotel Mansión Iturbe. Come to Patzcuaro and enjoy all the cultural events!
 
 
Here is the Article made by our friend Andrew Carhartt:
 
Martín Orozco, Carolina Sistos, Gerardo Rendón, Sandro Barrera, Alejandro Habacuc, Alberto Rodriguez, Oscar Chávez, Javier Ornelas, Eduardo Bautista, Eduardo Malagón, Ernesto Hernández, Carlos Rangel, Jessica Rivera, José Antonio Sánchez, María Teresa Molinero, y Christian J. Cortés.  These are the artists who participated in the First Annual Festival of Street Chalk Art in Patzcuaro, which was held Sunday, January 20. 
 
First Annual Festival of Street Chalk Art in Patzcuaro
First Annual Festival of Street Chalk Art in Patzcuaro
 
With various levels of talent – but always with a healthy dose of imagination – we saw a wide variety of artists’ subjects in the course of this very entertaining show.  It was a family event, where even the artists’ small children helped out.  Despite an otherwise overcast day, many people came to check out the works.  None of them were disappointed by what they saw.  But what a shame!  The works of art, drawn with chalk on the ground, last such a short time.  We very much look forward to attending the second show in 2014.
 
First Annual Festival of Street Chalk Art in Patzcuaro
First Annual Festival of Street Chalk Art in Patzcuaro


The Festival was homage to José Guadalupe Posada, who died 100 years ago.
 José Guadalupe Posada (Aguascalientes, February 2, 1852 – Mexico City, January 20, 1913) was a Mexican painter, illustrator, and cartoonist.  He was best known for his folkloric and social-political drawings, and his skeletons, including the famous Catrina.
 
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