Friday, February 26, 2021

Murals being made (but not finished), part 59: One Offroad

On May 10, 2020, I spotted a partly finished mural on One Offroad. I took these photos:
I've stopped by several times since, the last time on February 9 of this month. The murals look the same to me. If I notice any changes, I'll update this blog entry or make a new one.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Yerberia San Miguel moves

On November 9th, 2020, I rolled by a business on South 12th Avenue that seemed familiar. I checked the blog and found that David Aber had visited on February 6, 2019 (see Yerberia San Miguel). Since then, the business has moved 12 blocks up 12th. It has a new mural, too:
Here's the artist's signature from the left edge:

Friday, February 19, 2021

Holaway Elementary

I found these two untitled murals at the F. O. Holaway Elementary School on Feb. 6, 2021.

By Camila Ibarra

By Camila Ibarra

Click on either photo for larger and sharper images.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Yosi's nine years later

The mural-covered front of Yosi's Flower Shop hasn't changed since we showed it in our August 20, 2011 post. (That's surprising because it faces west… and west-facing murals are blasted by the hot sun, which can fade them.) But a couple of things have changed: they've removed most shrubs in front, and there's a mural-covered trash container by the street (click there to see photos). Here are the store front, a closeup, and the wall by the parking lot, from November 9, 2020:

Friday, February 12, 2021

Good and bad mural news on Alvernon Way

There's good news and bad news at Tattoo & Supplies, formerly Ancient Art Tattoo. First the bad news. This mural in 2014 (from the March 19, 2014 entry Amazing art at Ancient Art)…
…looked like this on November 9, 2020:
If you look closely, you'll see that more has been added to the mural — especially a cross. Too bad we can't see them for the fence and garden! (At least the people living there have an amazing view out their windows.)

The mural above is on the north-side wall. The good news is on the south-side wall:

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

House of Neighborly Service: extreme makeover :)

It was almost ten years ago, in 2012, that I visited the House of Neighborly Service. The blog entry House of Neighborly Service, front gate shows a mural near the street and has links to other murals.

I went back 0n November 8, 2020. The place was locked up — for the pandemic, I guess. So I took a few photos, then returned the next day with a zoom lens that let me get closeups from outside the perimeter. Here are the November 8th photos:
On the east wall, outside of the patio:
On the south wall of the patio:
The west wall of the patio:
Two murals, next to each other, on the west wall next to the street:
Next, November 9 — starting with a mural near an entrance and the artists' signatures. There's only a faint outline of the “Martinez” after “Isaac”; I don't know what that's about:
A mural along the west wall of the patio, starting from the entrance above:
Last, the murals on the south wall of the patio:

Monday, February 08, 2021

Ignacio Garcia nominated for 2021 Governor's Arts Awards

You've seen Ignacio's murals (and chalk art) around Tucson and here on the blog. If you'd like to see all of the blog entries, here's a search. Now his announcement on Facebook (I hope this works!):

If that doesn't work, or you'd like to see it full page, here's his announcement.

Here's info from Arizona Citizens for the Arts: Governor’s Arts Awards.

Congratulations, Ignacio!

Friday, February 05, 2021

Tribute To Elizabeth Taylor

Found at the Old Town Apartments on 12/28/2020.

By Sean John Cannon

Click on the photo for a larger and sharper image.

Update (December 17, 2021): The muralist wrote on his Instagram @seanjohncannon (you can click there to see the post; you currently don't need an account):

My art mentor is Andy Warhol and his process involved silk screening multiple layers. My application is a lot different as I do everything by hand to create the illusion of silk screening. paint, markers, and a wet sponge is all I need but it is incredibly painstaking! I’ve always been fascinated with repetition and if done correctly, the viewers eye will always be drawn in towards it. I see Pop Art as being timeless as it never becomes “outdated” as aestheticism and whimsical coloring defines its genre. I love how it never takes itself too seriously and so far it has always perfectly reflected the zeitgeist of our times.

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

La Capilla Neighborhood Garden

This mosaic mural is an easy trip if you're in the city of South Tucson:
It's in a parklet with a couple of benches. Here's the entry in the Tucson's Pocket Parks blog: La Capilla Neighborhood Garden.