Wednesday, January 28, 2009

"Una Mesa Para la Gente"

San Anto Cultural Arts

Community Mural and Public Art Program


The re-dedication of the newly restored mural:

"Una Mesa Para la Gente"

The general public is invited to help us celebrate the completion of the restoration of our 14th mural, "Una Mesa Para la Gente." The public art piece was originally completed in 2000 by Cruz Ortiz and Lisa Veracruz. The newly restored mural was completed by Ruth Buentello and Lisa Veracruz. Spend the evening celebrating and being involved in a community blessing for San Anto Cultural Arts’ 14th mural. San Anto will host poets Pancho Mendoza and Victoria Garcia Zapata Klein early in the evening followed by DJ JJ Lopez spinning soulful Chicano sounds.

Bring a shirt and for five dollars artist Cruz Ortiz will silkscreen a Manuel D. Castillo design on your shirt. A special time will be designated for those who would like to share a memory or thought about Manuel Diosdado Castillo, Jr. This event is FREE and open to all. Please join us for our first mural blessing of the year!

What: "Una Mesa Para La Gente" Blessing

When: Saturday Feb 7 ,2009


Where: 402 N. Zarzamora & W. Salinas
@ theYbarra Carwash

San Antonio Cultural Arts

1300 Chihuahua

San Antonio, TX 78207

For more information please contact: Heather Eichling, (210) 226-7466

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

More Eugene Murals

A wonderful email from pippi on January 27, 2009:
I stumbled upon your blog about murals in Oregon, and was so pleased to see so many old friends!
She shares some beautiful murals for us to enjoy.

Tibet mural - Willamette St and 15th. by Jim Evangalista

Down to Earth warehouse mural by Dan Hitchcock. This photo doesn't show all of the mural, as a truck was parked in front of it, but the picture on the truck kind of blends in with the mural and the trees behind.

Another view of Kari's deer mural

Another view of Kari's mural on 4th & Monroe. This mural has changed considerably since it was first painted. I took a picture after she first finished it years ago, but will have to scan the photo to share it.

Kari also painted this mural on the side of the Center for Appropriate Transport, located on 1st and Washington.

And if you are walking down Willamette street from the downtown to the post office, you will pass right by this mosaic mural on the side of the Hilton hotel, across from the Hult Center for Performing Arts.

And finally, there is a great article about the post office murals on the Lane
Community college website.