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ATUNTAQUI RE-CAP!

March 05th, 2014 | Category: Community,Ecuador,Graffiti / Street Art,Travel

Back from the lovely town of Atuntaqui. Minutes away from Otavalo and “la ciudad blanca” Ibarra, my birth town. I love this whole area it’s full of beautiful landscapes and many many artisans. Happy I got a chance to participate in this well curated, and highly organized event. Shout out to Bolivar Vega for the invitation. Lead organizer for this second year in a row. The level of artistry is on point, and everything the artist needed to make wonderful works was provided. This was a really dope event that sets high standards for organizations in Ecuador to produce great public art/culture events. Atuntaqui is an example for all other towns in Ecuador to take notice and see what wonderful artists and organizers this country has. Hoping Quito takes notice, and stops messing with the artists right to create and beautify their neighborhoods! Word to the motherland….

TF Atuntaqui

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Photo by Mavisu. More flicks coming soon!

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#12 on the map. Big solo wall! 1 1/2 day to complete…

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DAY 1 – “SKY” Warrior…

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My day was made when a little old indigenous man passed by and looked at my piece, pointed at it and smiled. Then he said something in quichua. Our indigenous native language. I asked what that meant and my friends said a “Shaman Woman”. The little old man totally got it!:)

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Day 1 process complete. Ready to rolllllll on out! Shout out to the compas who came thru to support and hang out with us. Ready for a rainy day sopita and a crew of wonderful artists making jokes on the ride back to our lodging spot.

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DAY 2 Sunshine!

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Good morning! Lovely place for all the artists to stay. Hosteria Santa Rosa with a hot pool! We were all so tired we did not take full advantage of this pretty place. Next time…

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Handstyles, and finishing touches…

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“Dentro de ti Existe la Luz y la Paz” – dedicated to folks around the world who spread love and positivity.

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Toofly Atuntaqui Festival

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Dope artists, fresh walls, and a wonderfully organized event. Sending a special shout out to Bolivar Vega for putting it all together. Loved it all!

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I had to break out early unfortunately so I did not get a chance to see all the finished walls. Here’s a peek at the process. Final shots by photographers on the scene like Mavizu are trickling in so I will update as they pop up online.

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catching up with folks a little bit in between breaks and checking out their works…

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This huge stencil rocked!!!
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SKIPY MFC

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Grabbed a few photos to share from Contenedor Fanzine Ecu and from Bolivar Vega

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Photo by Mavizu of K-No-Delix – Colombia
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Guayaquil represent!

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Buenaso!
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Cool peeps right here. Lot’s of building with these fellas, and silkscreening projects coming up. Stay tuned…HTM

HTM

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STEEP
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I was happy to see a good number of ladies painting like Ledalia, Gleo, and hommie Vera. Love their colorful, graphic, and detailed work!
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They even hit up this house down the block that was destroyed and turned it into a skull! Fun.

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Vera’s Character came out super sweet, just like her. Love it!:)

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Gleo, Colombia
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Hasta la proxima. Good times in Atuntaqui thank you all!

 

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