On Jan. 15, 2019 I photographed a new mural on the same wall:
Many artists were involved in this project. Unfortunately, the names are mostly obscured by vegetation. A fence prevented me from getting a closer look. I'm guessing the artists were students from a nearby school.
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Mural by Teresa Altamirano (2018). Sponsored by the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. The Sugar Hill neighborhood was one of the few places in Tucson where a black professional could buy a home between WWII and the passage of civil-rights legislation in the '60s. Eventually, Sugar Hill was absorbed by the Northwest and El Cortez Heights neighborhoods. A movement has begun to restore the name to the original neighborhood. However, there is a debate whether the name honors the area or denigrates it.
I took these photos on 12/11/2018.
The mural is viewed from N. 6th Ave.
Where's a chainsaw when you need it?
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You can see a larger, sharper and scrollable image of the complete mural here: Sugar Hill
Remember that? It was the right end of the long-running mural — and, as it turns out, the long-running mural story that started back on November 9, 2015 with our blog entry Murals being made, part 30a.
Almost four years after I took the first photos showing artist Jason Cross, I drove along that familiar stretch of Alvernon and noticed that my right-side window seemed a lot less colorful. I went around the block and came back for a slower look. Yup, that was the same wall shape (with the unusual two-story-high right end), but it was a chocolate brown. So I came back another day to grab a photo from the median strip. (I walked across!)
I've met the homeowner before. I'm not sure there's a happy end to this story, but I'll try to go by sometime and ask. If it's printable :-/ you'll see an update below.
Jerry Peek's images are public-domain. For non-profit use, he'd appreciate a mention of his name and JerryPeek.com. For profit, please ask first from the TucsonArt.info contact form; give the title of the blog entry, which image, and what you'd like to do.
For full-size versions of these shrunken photos — for instance, to print in a magazine — Jerry has them.
(Jerry is a volunteer who loves to show you murals, and your kindness will help him go on.) Thanks for reading!