THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: MURALS!! RICARDO ROMO ON SAN ANTONIO’ S JACQUELINE BECERRA MURAL JOHN VALDEZ ON THE BROADWAY MURAL, WAYNE HEALY AND DAVID BOTELLO ON THE CHICANO TIME TRIP MURAL, AND ANTHONY ORTEGA AND ANDY LEDESMA ON THE AVENUE 61 MURAL.
Hola mi gente! This week we take a long look at Chicano murals. We begin with Ricardo Romo’s essay on the San Antonio Jacqueline Becerra mural created by David “Shek” Vega and Nik Soupe. This is an amazingly beautiful mural honoring an important San Antonio personality. Then we visit with renowned muralist John Valdez who explains his approach to his photo-realistic art. He highlights his famous Broadway Mural depicting a street scene along Los Angeles downtown’s Broadway Street. Check out the incredible detail in this massively ambitious work. Wayne Healy and David Botello, the two-some that make up East Los Screetscapers. This Chicano Time Trip mural depicts the historic expanse of Chicanos from Aztec times to the present in a series of giant wall murals, again check out the details! And lastly, we also visit with Anthony “Eagle” Ortega and Andy Ledesma as they refurbish one of the longest lasting murals, the Avenue 61 mural.
Enjoy your muralistic week on Latinopia!