Art is all around if we only keep our eyes open to seeit.So I’m going to try every weekto have a post about “Found Art”, sharing some of the beautiful things Iencounter, often just walking down the street, like an unexpected gift.
Marina in front of a mural including Frieda Kahlo
When I was in San Francisco last year, daughter Marina tookme on an impromptu tour of some of the wall murals of her neighborhood—theMission District.They are trulyastonishing.Unlike the murals ofthe Wynwood Walls district in Miami, which are created by established artists like Shepard Fairey, who command hugeprices for their work, the Mission Murals are done by “real people” whoactually live in the neighborhood.The best thing about these murals is that they are filled with pride inthe culture of the community, and they empower the children of the Mission,reminding them of what their heroes have achieved and emphasizing that their culture,traditions, religion and rituals are important.
Guadalupe & Victory
If you go to San Francisco, be sure to tour the MissionMurals.It’s impossible to seethem all, but inexpensive tours are given every Saturday and Sunday .All the information is at the PrecitaEyes Mural Arts & Visitors Center, 2981 -24thStreet, San Francisco,phone 415-285-2287, or on their website: www.precitaeyes.org.
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