Monday, November 23, 2015

West Side Story: Mural, Mural on the Wall




Teens Networking Together, a West St. Paul neighborhood youth group, has collaborated with established area local artists, for example, with Craig David to create murals such as "The Heroes of Freedom, Justice and Peace" (1995) on the wall outside the El Burrito Mercado on Caesar Chavez Street.  How many personages can you identify?  I'll make it easy for you: Aung San Suu Kyi,  Martin Luther King, Jr., JFK, Sister Giovani (a local legendary figure), JFK, Sacagawea and/or Pocahontas and Roberto Clemente. Do not know the reclining figure on the left side. Notice the figures on the bottom left offering food and water.
 
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20 comments:

  1. A\nice mural, glad you named the persons.

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  2. local and national and international all together.

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  3. I think it's great when local artists reach out to guide young artists.

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  4. Very interesting and a worthwhile project. Does JFK appear twice?

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  5. Excellent find Kate. What would these heroes of justice and peace think of the world now I wonder.

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  6. Nice collaboration.

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  7. That is quite a mural and accomplishment by the teens.

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  8. Very interesting!
    Have a great week!
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Lea

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  9. Very nice and meaningful mural.

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  10. I can't think where I saw it, St Paul somewhere, but I saw another mural that also had figures on the bottom feeding people. I'm wondering if this group uses it in multiple murals. Anyway ... fun to see this one.

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  11. Very interesting. Something to be encouraged.

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  12. This is a nice one!

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  13. Good for those kids!

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  14. I'd go with Sacagawea.

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  15. A very nice mural. I hope if young people don't recognize the faces that they'll be curious enough to learn about the people on the mural. (Sorry but I don't see JFK in this mural. That looks like Caesar Chavez next to ML King and the person to Sister Giovani's right looks like a woman to me.)

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  16. I'm guessing the woman next to Sister Giovanni is Wilma Mankiller, first woman chief of the Cherokee Nation. But then, what do I know? I do know that I love murals executed by students. It can't help but be a positive experience for them. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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  17. I love street art and murals. We have some great mural type art in the small city closest to us. It's great that this one is a collaborative effort.

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