Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Tribute to Dino of Tino's Pizza

Maybe it's too soon after Thanksgiving to think about food, but… Did you ever visit this pizza place that was a favorite of lots of Tucsonans?
Or maybe you didn't visit it in person. Tino also delivered, as you can see in this photo from their website… I copied it (with their permission) in June 2023:
The restaurant's last day was February 2, 2022. As of November 12, 2023, the website (tinospizza.com) was still online. It had a link to a story on KOLD News 13, Tino’s Pizza prepares to close after nearly 4 decades of business.

I'm glad that I could catch photos of the mural; it's on the west side of the building. I was there on June 6, 2023. I'm a bit swamped, as usual, so these are only lightly edited… but you can still see the love that family members, friends and former employees painted for Dino. (As always, you can click or tap on any photo to get a series of larger versions.)

Friday, November 24, 2023

Desert Scene


By Erica Cantua

 Found at the Agave Apartments on E. 22nd St.

The Palm Tree is casting a shadow that covers a small portion of the mural.

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Sahuarita Public Art

                                        "The Land Rests"

By Wagon Burner Arts










                                  "Sahuarita and Astronomy"

By Wesley Fawcett Creigh









 "Sahuarita Pecans"

By Wesley Fawcett Creigh                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 


                                    "Sam and Sara" (view large)

By Isaac Caruso from a children's book he has written and illustrated.

                                            "Sonoran Sunset"

By Wagon Burner Arts 










These murals were all found at Anamax Park in Sahuarita.  As my schedule permits, I will continue to photograph the many murals within the city.

Friday, November 17, 2023

Bada Bing! Bada Boom!

            It's a pizza restaurant with an arcade game player.

The artists names are on the mural but unfortunately they are too small to read in this photo.  I didn't take a close-up.  My bad.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

XTREME Off Road & Performance

By Monty "Ses" Esposito

By Monty "Ses" Esposito

Update (March 28, 2024) by Jerry Peek: I posted more photos today in More Xtreme.

Tuesday, November 07, 2023

Friday, November 03, 2023

Our Culture Is Our Power

The language is Tohono O'odham.

Artist unknown
Note the earrings.  They are 'The Man In The Maze'; a common symbol among the Tohono O'odham tribe.