Without Poetry there is No City


McAllen.  Hinovations Art Gallery in partnership with Accion Poetica, is proud to present the first installation of a series of Mural Projects to be created around the Rio Grande Region.  International and re-known artist, Armando Alanis Pulido, will lead the project by painting a poetic phrase, first at the International Museum of Art and Science and following several days later at Hinovations Art Gallery located at 1009 Laurel Ave in McAllen.  This event will take place on Saturday, July 9 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, the event is free and the public is invited to attend.


This year, Accion Poetica celebrates its 20th anniversary, a movement founded by poet Armando Alanís Pulido, to promote poetry and literacy. 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, alongside a collection of photographs depicting the poet’s street art and making the official debut of this movement in the USA, where it is projected to expand.


Acción Poética is part of the program Sin poesía no hay ciudad (Without poetry there is not city). The exhibition includes 30 pictures of urban interventions- poetic phrases painted on abandoned walls- and they 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’ 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.  The mural will continue to be painted in August as part of a community event, artists wishing to participate should contact Hinojosa at 956-309-8352 or email to hinovationsartgallery@gmail.com


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.



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