Tuesday, November 28, 2023
I'm glad that I could catch photos of the mural; it's on the west side of the building. I was there on June 6, 2023. I'm a bit swamped, as usual, so these are only lightly edited… but you can still see the love that family members, friends and former employees painted for Dino. (As always, you can click or tap on any photo to get a series of larger versions.)
Friday, November 24, 2023
Tuesday, November 21, 2023
"The Land Rests"
|By Wagon Burner Arts|
"Sahuarita and Astronomy"
|By Wesley Fawcett Creigh|
|By Wesley Fawcett Creigh|
"Sam and Sara" (view large)
|By Isaac Caruso from a children's book he has written and illustrated.|
|By Wagon Burner Arts|
These murals were all found at Anamax Park in Sahuarita. As my schedule permits, I will continue to photograph the many murals within the city.
Friday, November 17, 2023
The artists names are on the mural but unfortunately they are too small to read in this photo. I didn't take a close-up. My bad.
Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Friday, November 10, 2023
Tuesday, November 07, 2023
Friday, November 03, 2023
Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Friday, October 27, 2023
I've spent two of the months away from Tucson… I'll be home for a month or two before I leave for some more art-hunting out of town. 😎 Although this is the Tucson Murals Project blog, from time to time I like to write a post with murals from another place. Today I'm in Silver City, New Mexico. It's an old mining town, with a very fun downtown full of history, art, and kitsch, surrounded by a big variety of scenery. There's a lot of murals, especially downtown. Just wander the streets — maybe especially the streets north of downtown toward College Avenue (which connects to Western New Mexico University and its Francis McCray Gallery of Contemporary Art).
Here's one of the easiest murals to find—in a place most people probably visit, at the corner of Broadway & Bullard:
A youth mural project created another detail-filled mural. This one is an old neighborhood scene. The mural is along Bullard at Spring Street:
The back of The Murray Hotel, in a style sort of like Mondrian:
I'll finish by recommending a route from Tucson to Silver City and back. I can't find a way to share a Google Map from my laptop, so I'll include a screenshot and directions. As before, you can click/tap for a larger view:
- Drive I-10 and US 191 to Safford, AZ
- Drive US-191/US-70, US-191, AZ-78, NM-78 to Mule Creek, NM (see notes above!)
- Drive NM-78, then US-180 to Silver City
- Drive NM-90 to Lordsburg, NM, then I-10 to Tucson
- Don't turn onto AZ-78 (at the intersection called Three Way). Instead:
- Stay on US-191 north through Clifton, AZ
- Along US-191 around Morenci, AZ, stay right at the fork toward "Mine entrance" and continue up the side of the mountains along narrow US-191. You'll pass miles of mines, then suddenly be in high country with amazing views.
- Either turn around or continue north on US-191 to Alpine, AZ, where you can take US-180 south to Silver City. This is a long, remote, slow remote road. Bring water, warm clothes, etc.
- If you don't know how to down-shift your engine so you aren't constantly pressing your brakes going downhill, read your car owner's manual to learn the maximum safe speeds in each gear — and ask a friend / auto mechanic who understands how transmissions work.
- A courtesy tip: Watch your rear-view mirror. If there's someone trying to pass you, make a brief pull-over at the first opportunity. It will cost you a few seconds but can save the other driver lots of time following a slow “flatland” driver.
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
A fence prevented me from getting a better photo of this mural.
Goofy is not part of the Apex mural but it is on the same wall.
Thursday, August 03, 2023
Thanks to negativespace.co for this public-domain photo.
Friday, June 30, 2023
Below are links to pages in BG's database. The photos were taken from Jessica's Instagram account. Each link will open the mural in a new window or tab. After you close that, this page will still be here.
- Zoe / Marty Stuart
- Mon Laferte / Blue Oyster Cult
- Tito Puente Jr / Kevin Nealon
- Jenny and the Mexicats / Los Lobos
- Ladysmith Black Mambazo / Toto
- Thievery Corporation / Hombres G
- The Wailers / Marcus King Band
- The Fixx / Spoon
- Purity Ring / The Zombies
- Don Carlos / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
- Killer Queen / Christopher Cross
- Bright Eyes / Action Bronson
- Underoath / Black Violin
- The Wailers / The Psychedelic Furs
- Pepper / Stryker
Friday, June 23, 2023
Seeing BG's photo made me curious what else had changed on that wall since the summer of 2020. I checked my best historical resources, Google Maps Street View and Microsoft Bing Maps Streetside. Here's what I found.
May 2019May 2019 on Street View, the whole area was under construction:
March 2022January 27, 2021 on Streetside can't be embedded here. But the March 2022 Street View shows that the murals hadn't changed since the January 27, 2021 Streetside. The mural BJ photographed is at the left end. The wall is lined with half a dozen murals. All of them were shown in our September 2020 post except BG's at the left (which must have been painted between 9/9/2020 and 1/27/2021). Here's the March 2022 Street View. (To zoom in on any Street View photo, click the plus (+) sign.)
February 2023February 2023 on Street View, the murals at the right end, to the right of the woman kissing a man on his forehead, have been covered with white paint:
Thanks for joining me on this short trip back a few years. I'll try to keep an eye on this fence for more changes. If you notice any, please let me know with the "Contact us" form at the right edge or by leaving a comment at the bottom of the page (you can remain anonymous).