Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Inside the fence

On August 7, 2012, I posted photos of murals from behind a high fence in Can't touch this mural.... The street address was 901 E. 12th Street.

Mark Fleming must've gone by when the fence was open (or maybe he has a really great lens? :). On October 6 of this year, he sent me four close-up photos. As always, Mark, thanks.

This photo shows an end of the building, I think:

These next four are of the north side, I believe. (My previous post showed the south and west sides.) The first is an overview; the rest show details:

By the way, I have more photos of other murals from Mark. They'll be here soon.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Maybe a mural, part 49: Giant flowers on Elm

From time to time, I post a photo of something that you might or might not call a mural. This one isn't really flat or on a wall, so it's probably not quite right for this blog. Still, it fit well with today's post on the Tucson Mailbox Art blog.

I took the photo on May 14th at 2343 East Elm. (Just across Elm is more spectacular art. You can see it in the TucsonArt.info Public Art photo section at 2350 Elm Street.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Better ways to find murals

The Search this Blog box at the right-hand edge of every page used to do a much better job of finding murals. (For instance, I used to be able to type Elm and find a mural on Elm Street.) No more.

So I've added a new “Search the blog” box to the Murals in Tucson page. You can also get that search box by clicking on Finding murals (Better than Search box above!) at the right-hand edge of every page.

(By the way, here's the mural I was looking for:

It's from our May 16, 2013 post Maybe a mural, part 46: Exquisite on Elm. If you have a look at our Christmas morning post, you'll see why I was looking for this...)

Friday, December 20, 2013

Goodbye, Utterback murals...

Thanks to a tweet from ‏@TucsonWeekly about its article Is An Arts Magnet School Still An Arts Magnet Without Its Trademark Murals?, I did some searching for news about the murals at Utterback Magnet Middle School. That Weekly article — which has a few mural photos — was all the news I found.

A Google Image Search for utterback middle school mural brought up some more photos — including the one I posted here on September 27, 2010:

There's a copy of the letter about the murals on the Utterback website.

Classes are out for the holiday break, but I'll try to find photos and post them here! If you have any photos — or any leads — please let me know.

PS: I've been super-busy these past few months. There just hasn't been time to post many mural photos. I'm hoping to break away a day, soon, to post a lot of the backlog of photos. Please check back!

Update (December 20, 2013): I just called the school to ask if I could take photos of the murals before they're gone. After checking around, the person I spoke with said that wouldn't be possible. She did say that a slideshow would (eventually) be posted on the school's website. (There's a link above.) Sigh...