Day 11: Bracero & Farmworker Mural

Guided by Raul Valdez, UTPA students and alumni pose for the city of San Juan’s Facebook page. Residents of the Rio Grande Valley have stopped by to take pictures on their mobile devices and often state they are sharing these photographs with relatives across the state and nation.

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Clouds added by Eddie Quintero & Raul Valdez will eventually lead to a portrait of Tlaloc, the Aztec god of rain.

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Parachute cloth was primed today in order to efficiently work on the top section of the North wall. Mr. Valdez stated he wanted to portray a dignified family standing next to a graduate and perhaps incorporating a distinctive Ph.D. gown to show the community that we are capable of attaining such degrees.

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Final images at the end of two weeks worth of work:

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