Monday, February 24, 2014

PSA Art Awakenings: Murals being made, part 22

Almost a year ago, I spotted a partly-painted mural on the 6th Avenue side of PSA Art Awakenings. In the southern part of the art hotspot around 6th Avenue & 6th Street is Tucson's branch office/studio. Their webpage says:

PSA Art Awakenings is a psycho social rehabilitation program for adults and art therapy program for youth who are challenged by serious behavioral health issues and mental illnesses. Studios throughout Arizona offer therapeutic programs and expressive arts therapy in a supportive setting to promote mental health, personal growth, vocational training, and physical wellness through the performing and visual arts. ... Galleries, art exhibits, ... Art Walks and other venues offer artists opportunities to sell their paintings, sculptures, mosaics, jewelry, fine art, music, poetry, and writings to benefit from art sales. Staff include art therapists, behavioral health professionals, peers, family members and volunteers.

Art Saves Lives!

On March 2, 2013, the mural was still part sketch:

Three weeks later, on March 23rd, the finished (as far as I could see!) work:

Longtime Tucson muralist Antonio Pazos painted the mural.

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