Written by: Sabrina Cabrera Rivera
Because we know how La Rona has ruined a lot of our "fun" (eyeroll) and we may be unable to travel but that doesn't mean we can't find something beautiful even in our own cities. Here is an exploration of some murals in San Antonio, TX. Plot-twist, there are way more than we have listed. Happy Exploring MIJA! #socialdistanceclub
Created by Los Otros
Location: 349 W Josephine St.
A San Antonio based street art mural duo that was founded in 2017 by Shek Vega and Nik Soupé. Nik specializes black and white portrait art and Shek holds his talents in ‘highly acclaimed design work, clean lines, and brilliant use of color’. This piece had been commissioned by Redbull and Fiesta San Antonio and is currently on display on the side wall of the Hitones in San Antonio.
Claudia Patrcia Gomez Gonzalez
Lead Artists - Rhys Munro and Ana Laura Hernandez
Location: 1701 S San Marcos St.
This mural was in honor of a young Guatemalan woman, who had crossed the border in hopes to find a better future but after she set foot in Texas, a Border Patrol agent shot and killed her.
“Hija, ibas con un sueño America no pero te arrebataron la vida. No pudiste lograr tus sueños. Exigimos Justicia!”
Mosaic of the Virgin of Guadalupe
Created by Jesse Trevino
Location: Cultural Arts Center on Guadalupe St.
Jesse is a local San Antonio artist who lost his painting hand in the Vietnam war. He had to rehabilitate and re-teach himself to paint with his left hand. This beautiful two-story mosaic could be found on the side of the guadalupe Cultural Arts Center on Guadalupe Street in San Antonio.
End of Barrio Warfare
Location: 1401 S.Brazos
It was a restoration project enhanced from a previous mural which was originally created back in 1998. John Montez, a member of the San Antonio mural program, had been able to take part in this project. The program creates tours of their murals to motivate the youth to volunteer to help create new pieces.
Created By Chris Montoya
Location: 100 Beatrice Avem San Antonio, Tx.
This piece was created back in 2012 by self-taught artist Christ Montoya, who was 19 at the time. In honor of the 17th anniversary of Selena’s death back on March 31st, 1995. Selena in the mural is smiling as her long black hair flows behind her and against a background that is stylized with Indigenous motifs.