Thursday, February 26, 2015

Main & University #2

That's another mural painted (but not designed) by Wesley Fawcett Creigh and Jenna Francine Tomasello. I took the photo on January 9.

There's more of Wesley and Jenna's work on our Monday entry.

Update (February 5, 2017): I was back at this corner on May 14, 2016, and found four murals of running dogs; this mural was gone. I think that at least this mural here has changed again since early 2015. I'm just posting our entry Main & University #3; it'll go online March 6, 2017. I'll show all four dog murals then.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Main & University #1

This mural of five running dogs was designed by Jenna Francine Tomasello and Wesley Fawcett Creigh. I took the photo on January 9.

Thanks for the tip, Jenna! (There's more of Jenna's work on our January 9th entry, and even more of hers and Wesley's this coming Thursday.)

Friday, February 20, 2015

2012 story about Joe Pagac

I just ran across a story on the Tucson Local Media site about one of Tucson's best-known muralists. It's titled Magic Pagac painting. (By the way, Joe's last name rhymes with “magic.”)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

More from Central City Assembly

Last time, we showed Jeane Cohen's new mural in progress at Central City Assembly.

Thanks to Tucson Arts Brigade, CCA has several other murals (with more to come). Here they are, as of February 11th. First, three murals on the wall that wraps around a dumpster by the parking lot — on the west, south and east sides:

(I had to photograph the second mural from the other side of a fence. The spots at the bottom right corner of the third mural are flare caused by the sun hitting my camera lens.)

On the east wall, behind a fence (you may need to ask someone to let you in) is a long three-part mural. When I was there, some things were on the ground in front of the mural; I had to shoot around them. You can see the left two parts of the mural in a photo from Tucson Arts Brigade on Facebook.

First, the center part of the mural with the left end in the background. Next, the left end. Last, the right end:

Monday, February 16, 2015

Murals being made, part 26: Jeane Cohen at CCA

Philadelphia artist Jeane Cohen has been visiting Tucson this month to collaborate with Chicago filmmaker Carl Elsaesser. While she was here, she also painted a mural on the wall northeast of Central City Assembly. Thanks to Tucson Arts Brigade, I met Jeane and Carl and had the chance to watch her paint the mural — with help from Tucson artist Alice Glasser.

On February 10th, Jeane and Alice put a primer coat on the wall. Next, they used a projector to shine Jeane's design (printed on transparent film from her computer) onto the wall, where they used Sharpie markers to trace the design onto the new paint:

On the 11th, Jeane (with some help from Alice) painted the mural:


Here's the finished mural on February 15:

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Why I Love Where I Live launches new mural

About two hours ago, KGUN9-TV posted their report online: Local participation needed to launch Valentine's Community Mural Project. KGUN's post appeared in the middle of the event, which ran from 10am to noon today.

It's a bit late now to catch the mural launching, but you can stop by to see the mural (address below) and follow the project from Kristin Tovar's @whyilovewhereilive Instagram photos and the AZ Valentine Mural Event Facebook page.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Mesa Street at I-10 #2

Monday (in Mesa Street at I-10 #1), we showed the left of two mural panels at the end of tiny Mesa Street. (It's just west of the new fire station — and, as photographer David Aber pointed out, little Parque de San Cosme, which you can see there on the Tucson's Pocket Parks blog.)

Here's the right panel:

It's signed by Jolie Bernal, David says.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

New Ben's Bells mural (and many more...)

Two days ago, TV's Tucson News Now posted a story about a new mural at Ironwood Elementary School in Marana: Marana school unveils mural in district-wide kindness project.

Here's a similar mural at City High School in our March 24, 2014 entry:

The TV story made me wonder whether Ben's Bells has a list of their murals online. They do: It's on their murals page. Near the bottom, click on murals in the communities or murals in the schools. (The lists don't seem to be completely up to date... but then, neither are the murals table or map here on TucsonArt.info... volunteer projects don't always have time for everything!)

Monday, February 09, 2015

Mesa Street at I-10 #1

This tiny street runs into the wall along the east side of the I-10 frontage road. The mural is at the end of the street, just west of the street corner with Sentinel Avenue. There are two mural panels here: left and right. Let's start with the left panel:

David Aber sent the photo (thanks!) and mentioned that this panel was signed by Letitia A. Gonzales, Amanda Valenzuela, Raymond Lofton, Cesar Galaz and ?? C. Valenzuela.

We showed details of the murals on March 5, 2010, but this photo covers all of the first mural. We'll see the second panel on Thursday.

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Joe in January

Here are two more of Joe Pagac's long-running series of concert murals on the east side of the Rialto Theatre:

I snapped the photo on January 24th.

Update (March 5, 2015): You can see the mural being replaced in the YouTube video in today's entry Murals being made, part 27: Repainting the Rialto.

Monday, February 02, 2015

A treat on Treat... and more to come

There are arroyos/washes all across Tucson. At least a few have murals on concrete walls along their banks. (Two of them are Beautiful Bronx Wash and Whatta wash!.) I found two more wash murals last week:

They're where the Treat Walkway crosses Arroyo Chico (click there for a Google Map). In case you haven't been there: Treat Avenue becomes a walkway for a few blocks between Broadway and 22nd. It's a pleasant spot just west of Reid Park. Here's the bridge:

A bit farther west on Arroyo Chico (the road) — on the south side road (from Tucson Blvd., turn east) — don't miss Malvern Plaza. Click there to see photos and more description. (That article is part of the Tucson's Pocket Parks blog.)

And coming soon to the neighborhood: mosaics along the Treat Walkway. That link takes you to a Tucson Arts Brigade Facebook page.