Monday, August 19, 2019

Dwayne Manuel painting Landslice murals at TMA

Last week's TMA-list newsletter, dated August 12 (you can click there to see it), includes some info and a video of Dwayne Manuel — of the On’k Akimel Oʼodham/Salt River-Maricopa Indian Community — working on the installation Landslice: a series of murals.

TMA will post weekly videos to show his progress. I try to tweet each week's TMA-list issue from @TucsonArt on Twitter; you can click there to see them, even if you don't have a Twitter account. Or you can subscribe to the newsletter.

Friday, August 16, 2019


Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was a pop culture icon killed in 1995.  A film was made about her life and career starring Jennifer Lopez.  Jonny Ballesteros (aka Jonny Bubonik) painted this image of Selena on a wall of the American Eat Co. and Market.  Photographed on April 22, 2019.
Click on the photo for a larger and sharper image.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Murals in Montevideo

I like to travel, and I like murals. Since you're reading this, you probably like murals too — even if they aren't in Tucson. So here's a look at a few murals in the creative city of Montevideo, Uruguay. The streets have a lot of graffiti; some of it I'd call urban art and others, well, tagging…

A wise owl next to the entrance of
Centro Residentes de Artigas, San Jose 885

Ostriches, I think, along Juan Carlos Gómez
seen from the corner of Piedras

A Cutcsa bus

Recycling bins painted in the style of
the late Uruguayan artist José Gurvich

Tango dancers, what else? (Tango started here.)

I took the photos July 25th.

Friday, August 09, 2019

Pescaderia y Taqueria Yami

The mural at this Mexican seafood restaurant on South Fourth Avenue was painted by Jilmar Alaniz.  Photographed on May 27, 2019.

Cowboy Riding a Swordfish
Here's a closer view.
I believe the cowboy is a self-portrait of the artist.

Click on either photo for larger and sharper views.

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Quick Rialto mural tour

Before the downtown construction boom of the past few years, it used to be easy to see the ever-changing concert murals on the east side of the Rialto Theatre. Since a building went up close to the murals, now there's just an alley. To see the murals from a car, you really need to get out and walk. In case you haven't been there, here's a quick tour.

I snagged this photo while I was stopped in traffic on Congress January 19th:

Once you're on foot, you'll see the Prince mural that's on the wall permanently — as well as the latest concert mural(s):

Joe Pagac's little man and monkey are at the right edge of the photo above.

Friday, August 02, 2019

Wildlife on Country Club

This mural is in front of a home at the corner of Arroyo Chico — a place you're likely to see wildlife:

A couple of details:

I was there on April 14th.