Monthly Archives: June 2012

Day 10: Bracero & Farmworker Mural

Working to the cumbias of Fito Olivarez the team begins to fill in the deep creases in the brick to get the best results for the mural. Using concrete filler UTPA students and alumni assist the Austin duo in completing … Continue reading

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Day 9: Bracero & Farmworker Mural

The efforts and hard work of all those involved with the mural continues to be recognized through out the Rio Grande Valley. The front page of the monitor gives a summary of how the mural became a reality in the … Continue reading

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Day 8: Bracero & Farmworker Mural

Scaffolds were brought in today to continue painting on the far left side of the north wall. Vines appear to be flowing down then upward towards the highest point of the building. The top right corner where the vines will … Continue reading

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Day 7: Bracero & Farmworker Mural

It’s opening day at the San Juan Municipal pool. The mural will serve as a welcoming image for all those who use the municipal park and swimming pool. Erica Herrera and Norma Perez continue to paint on Tuesday morning. Stopping … Continue reading

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Day 6: Bracero & Farmworker Mural

A major change in the development of the mural occurred over the weekend. The hands at the center of the north wall will be replaced with a much more powerful image. Muralist Raul Valdez holds a sketch of what will … Continue reading

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Day 5: Bracero & Farmworker Mural

It’s June in the city of San Juan, TX! The heat is definitely on but it is not detouring our UTPA students from tackling the bracero mural. Arriving at 7:00 am, these dedicated folks are committed to the completion of … Continue reading

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Day 4: Bracero & Farmworker Mural

There is now a deep blue sky line overseeing the two rows of braceros on the right side of the North wall. In it we can see the Aztec star god Coyolxauhqui. This type of art is not commonly seen … Continue reading

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Day 3: Bracero & Farmworker Mural

Muralist Raul Valdez begins to give details to the large hands facing palm up. His goal is to give detail to the hard work braceros & farmworkers endured through out their lives. Braceros were often inspected before they could be … Continue reading

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Day 2: Bracero & Farmworker Mural 5/29/2012

As summer begins in the Rio Grande Valley, neighborhood children stoped by to see what was being drawn on their community pool. Day two began with the incorporation of a locamotive on the right side of the wall. Used to … Continue reading

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Day 1: Bracero & Farmworker Mural

Excitement was high on the first day of painting on the now all white canvas wall of the municipal pool in San Juan, TX. Muralist Raul Valdez and UTPA students gathered to brush the first historic strokes that will capture … Continue reading

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