This year at Festival Bella Via in Monterrey, Mexico, the theme was 'Viva la Patria' and it was celebrated with a street painting tribute to 9 heroes of the Mexican Independence (1810) and Revolution (1910). Next year marks the 200th anniversary of the Mexico's Independence from Spain and the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution.
Madonnari from the US, Italy and Mexico street painted portraits of these heroes in the exhibition area of the festival. Tracy Lee Stum (US) was the artistic consultant for the exhibition.
1810 INDEPENDENCE HEROES:
Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla
Fray Servando Teresa de Mier
Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez
Jose Maria Morelos Y Pavon
Juan Ignacio Ramon
1910 REVOLUTION HEROES:
Actors dressed as the heroes in the exhibition street paintings.
Some of the Exhibition Madonnari taking a short break. Lto R: Juandres, Adriana, Rosyna, Alba (standing), Valentina, Carlos, Selica.
Night photo of many of the Exhibition Madonnari and Festival Director Rosy Loyola posing by the Pablo Gonzalez street painting. L to R seated: Rosy, Emir, Alba, Tracy, Valentino, Adriana, Carlos, Marisol and Juandres.