Monday, February 20, 2017

Metalphysic Sculpture Studio

I found these two murals in Jan., 2017 in an industrial area while I was lost and wandering east of the VA Hospital.   That's a lot of smoke from one cigarette. Or, are they clouds?  Is there a hidden message?  Do I see a face next to the two floodlights?  Are there other hidden images?  I'm just asking.
Lots to look at

Entrance

Not a mural, but added if you're wondering "What is a metalphysic sculpture?".
Now you know...or not.
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Friday, February 17, 2017

Guadalajara Mexican Grill on Prince

There've been several Guadalajara Grill locations in Tucson — three that I know of. One was Guadalajara Grill, showing murals by Joe Pagac at the Kolb location, on January 27, 2014. Another is the November 23, 2016 entry Guadalajara Mexican Grill on Broadway, done by muralist Jos Villabrille.

So here's the third, murals on the Prince Road location (just west of Mountain). These are from Ignacio Garcia.

Here's the front of the building, along Prince:


The left end of the building front, zoomed in:


The west side of the building:


Near the left side of the previous photo, near the entrance door:


And at the right side of that wall:


I took the photos on April 29, 2016 (but didn't find them until a couple of months ago).

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Rincon High

Rincon High School Rangers.  Of all the schools I visited, this one had the largest mural by far.  The first photo is there to give you an idea of how large it really is.  It's pointless to stitch a series of photos into a complete mural.  The result would be too large for any viewable media.
Mural is not open to the public without permission.











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Monday, February 13, 2017

Maybe Murals Part 72 - Carrillo, 3 of 3

Carrillo K-5 Magnet Elementary School.  Home of the Cougars.  See Carrillo School for a previous mural from May 31, 2009.  The current photos were taken on Sept. 30, 2016.
Murals are not open to the public without permission.
Dancers

"A Kaleidoscope of Cultures"



"3rd Graders drew lizards and decorated them with patterns and vivid colors."
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Friday, February 10, 2017

Maybe Murals Part 72 - Carrillo, 2 of 3

Carrillo K-5 Magnet Elementary School.  Home of the Cougars.  See Carrillo School for a previous mural from May 31, 2009.  The current photos were taken on Sept. 30, 2016.
Murals are not open to the public without permission.
3rd Grade Students Desiree M., Miguel, Carina V., ?

2nd Grade Students Zachary S., Lilliana A., Christian L., Brianna M.

1st Grade Students Samuel B., Alexa S., Sophia B., Guillermo B.

3rd Grade Students Yarisa A., Adelina G., Jaeden T., Mia V.

3rd Grade Students Roman E., Angelica T., Brian A., Janessa Q.
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Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Maybe Murals Part 72 - Carrillo, 1 of 3

Carrillo K-5 Magnet Elementary School.  Home of the Cougars.  See Carrillo School for a previous mural from May 31, 2009.  The current photos were taken on Sept. 30, 2016.
Murals are not open to the public without permission.
1st Grade

2nd Grade



3rd Grade Students Cruz C., Janae P., Edzekiel C., Isaiah R.

3rd Grade Students Senaida M., Ariella S., Elena H.
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Monday, February 06, 2017

Look up! (Murals being made, part 43)

A long-ago architect friend of mine kept telling me that, when I’m in an interesting place, “Jerry, look up!”. In the case of the mural/sign here, the artist, Johanna Martinez, texted me to tell me that she was working on it. I didn't get a chance to see her as she painted it, but she sent photos of the mural in process and the finished work. She's painted at least two other murals in the neighborhood, and other murals too. If you'd like to see them, search this blog for Johanna Martinez. (You can run the Google search by clicking there. Ignore the results like "Tucson Murals Project: month year": They show all the entries for that month.)

I headed to the Barrio Viejo as soon as I could: January 12th. I found the finished mural on the west side of the street, between the doors to 630 and 648 S. Meyer.

Here are the three photos from Johanna:

I love that last photo. It looks like it was taken near sunset (or maybe sunrise?).

She wrote that La Fortuna “…was the site of the first Native owned bakery in that Barrio I hear. Not sure about the bench.

“It's one of the buildings that are on the site of four Rob Paulus designed houses I am told.”

It's a nice place to sit. (Click there to see the story on the Tucson's Pocket Parks blog.)

Friday, February 03, 2017

Oyama, 5 of 5

Oyama Elementary, K-5.  Continuation of interior murals plus an exterior wall photographed on Sept. 28, 2016.
Murals are not open to the public without permission.
Oyama Dragon in the gymnasium




Nurse's office

Wall enclosing playground

Wall enclosing playground
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Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Oyama, 4 of 5

Oyama Elementary, K-5.  Continuation of interior murals photographed on Sept. 28, 2016. 
Murals are not open to the public without permission.
Henry "Hank" Oyama on "Tumbleweed Ave."
There's an Owl in the Saguaro

Gambel's Quail

Fish Tank

The Brain in the Nurse's office

The Gut in the Nurse's office

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Oyama, 3 of 5

Oyama Elementary, K-5.  Home of the Dragon.  Continuation of interior murals photographed on Sept. 28, 2016.
Murals are not open to the public without permission.


"The Giving Tree"

"If it is to be it is up to me"


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