Thursday, May 26, 2011

Mural news, mural talk

First: I'll be giving a talk about Tucson murals at the Arizona Senior Academy on Wednesday, June 15th, at 3:30 PM. I'll list some of my favorite parts of town for mural-hunting and show lots of examples. Everyone (not just seniors...) is welcome.

Second, here are a couple of stories from the New York Times that I thought you might be interested in:

A mural in a Brooklyn school has been growing for years. Now it occupies two floors of the school; if it were stretched outside, it'd take two city blocks. And the most inspiring story is what it's done for the students who paint it:

Classes Come and Go, but the Mural Grows and Grows (Fernanda Santos; May 17, 2011)

Some of us love graffiti and some of us loathe it. (It also usually depends on where the graffiti is and what it is...) Then there's "yarn bombing", which is usually cute and often falls apart after a while:

Graffiti’s Cozy, Feminine Side (Malia Wollan, May 18, 2011)

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