Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Why I Love Where I Live (on 6th St.)

You'll find Why I Love Where I Live, a clothing and retail store, in the Mercado San Agustin annex. But you'll also find three murals by Danny Martin along 6th Street. I photographed them on November 12th:

(If you'd like to read the titles of those books, or whatever, click on a photo for a much larger view.)

Update (August 10, 2021): Here's the front of the building — Reproductions, Inc. — today:

Friday, December 27, 2019

Revisiting a hidden/trashed mural

Back on October 29, 2013, we showed an almost-hidden side of the mural-covered building at 191-197 East Toole Avenue. On November 12th of this year (2019), I stopped across the tracks for another look:

(As always, you can click for a much larger version.)

Surprisingly, the right half of this graffiti-covered mess is almost identical to six years ago. But taggers have trashed the former mural on the left half. Plants have grown in front, too.

If this side of the building were as visible as the others are, I'm sure it would be repainted as often as they are. Maybe in 2020?

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Christmas Mural

Brawley's Restaurant (my favorite for breakfast or lunch) likes to decorate their kitchen window for each holiday.
Photographed on Dec. 21, 2019
Painted by Gorman
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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

A painted post

This phone pole, covered with paint and stencils (and decals?), is just south of the garage door at 222B Arizona Avenue, across a narrow driveway. In the second photo below, you can see the unfinished mural at Crooked Tooth Brewing Company:

Friday, December 20, 2019

Benson Highway

The mural is a look at the old Benson Highway.  Before I-10 was built, the Benson Highway was the main road from Tucson to Benson.  The mural was painted by Alejandra Trujillo at the El Pais Motel & Campgrounds located on the Benson Highway.

Photographed on Nov. 6, 2019
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Note - The Spanish "El Pais" translates to "The Country" in English.

Update (September 3, 2021): Today's post El Pais Motel has photos of the rest of the motel, where artists are painting lots of murals.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Red Garter Saloon

Photographed on Nov. 18, 2019.  The artist is not known.
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Friday, December 13, 2019

Palo Verde Pool

Four students from Palo Verde High School were selected to paint a mural at the Palo Verde Pool under the guidance of local artist Isaac Caruso assisted by Alex Gomez. The students chosen for the project were Alexis Hirth, Filomena Obono, Jenna Linneman and Sarina Tuskey. The mural focuses on the history and culture of the neighborhood.

Photographed on Nov. 6, 2019
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Update (June 21, 2022): Today we posted photos of a mural nearby in Palo Verde Park. While I (Jerry Peek) was taking those photos on April 26th, I took close-up photos of the pool mural:

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Crossfit 520

Mural by Danny Martin at the Crossfit 520 gym on Chapel Ave.

  Photographed on Oct. 23, 2019.
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Friday, December 06, 2019

Six years ago at TMA

Between the main gallery building and the Education building at the Tucson Museum of Art is a slab that's often painted with a mural. I found a photo of it from December 7, 2013, that I never posted here:

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Finally, bigger photos (when you click)!

Until recently, Blogger would charge me money if I put photos on this blog that were longer or wider than 800 pixels. That used to be pretty big, years ago... but now it's small. They've raised the limit to 2,048 pixels. (For some reason, photos that David Aber posts haven't had that limit.)

Starting this week, if you click on a photo, you'll see a much larger version. (The template that holds the photos and text is still the same width. I'll try to fix that some day. For now, you'll need to click.)