MURAL IN THE MAKING
As the cheers of river goers and splashes of tubers jumping into the San Marcos River fill City Park, Karly Schlievert works on a new mural next to the San Marcos Recreation Hall.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Local artist that made JJ Watt murals across Houston bids farewell
His work has become well known throughout the Houston area, primarily for murals showcasing the likes of Jose Altuve, James Harden, and most of all, J.J. Watt. “We ended up going with a J.J. Watt theme. His commissioned work has covered all Houston sports, but he said he’s painted walls of Watt more than others. “It’s shocking to see him leaving,” Hawkins said, who added when you’ve dedicated so much to Houston as did J.J. Watt, it becomes an expectation to stay. Saldana said clients have called him already asking to update their walls, as Houston says goodbye to J.J. Watt.
Yates High School graduate bringing Black Lives Matter mural to Third Ward community
HOUSTON – A Jack Yates High School graduate is bringing a massive mural to Houston’s Third Ward community. The Black Lives Matter-inspired street painting is located across from the school on West Alabama Street. Floyd was also a Jack Yates High School graduate. He continued: “I’m doing this because I feel like this will send out a great message to us in this community and also a message to people who don’t think Black Lives Matter. There will be a parade with students from Texas Southern University and Jack Yates High School.
UK homeowner delays sale of home after Banksy mural appears
Banksy's latest mural titled Aachoo!! that has appeared on a wall in Bristol, England, Thursday Dec. 10, 2020. Banksy's latest mural has delayed - but not thwarted - a homeowner's plans to sell in Bristol after it recently appeared on the house's exterior wall. (Claire Hayhurst/PA via AP)LONDON – Banksy's latest mural has delayed a homeowner's plans to sell in England after it recently appeared on the house's exterior wall. “It does increase the value, and you have to take a moment to think about it, but it’s not changing anything in terms of the house sale for us,” Makin said.
Pilsen mural features residents, including essential workers: ‘It mirrors the community’s resilience'
Though the mural will feature an image of Don Pedro and a few other community members who have died, most of the faces will be of people who are alive. At the center will be a phoenix holding in its mouth a serpent that morphs into a border wall and detention cages. At the top left corner, there will be a group of kindergartners playing with Legos in the shape of the city of Chicago. The mural will also include portraits of some essential workers from the neighborhood.chicagotribune.com
Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what happened Nov. 5 with COVID-19 in the Chicago area
Though the mural will feature an image of Pedro Duarte and a few other community members who have died, most of the faces will be of people who are alive. At the center will be a phoenix holding in its mouth a serpent that morphs into a border wall and detention cages. At the top left corner, there will be a group of kindergartners playing with Legos in the shape of the city of Chicago. The mural will also include portraits of some essential workers from the neighborhood.chicagotribune.com
Vanessa Guillen murals: These are the artistic remembrances of the Fort Hood soldier across Texas
HOUSTON Murals featuring fallen Fort Hood soldier, Vanessa Guillen, are being painted across the state in the days since the U.S. Army confirmed that the human remains found near the Leon River in Bell County on June 30 were indeed hers. Many of the murals bear her image and are reminiscent of the hashtags #Justice4Vanessa, #justiceforvanessaguillen #iamvanessaguillen and #vanessaguillen -- trending since she went missing on April 22. HoustonGalvestonKilleenDonnaFort WorthSan JuanWeslacoFresno, TexasAustinCecily Aguilar, 22, is accused of tampering with evidence in connection with the 20-year-old soldiers disappearance. She told investigators her estranged husband, soldier Aaron Robinson killed Guillen with a hammer on April 22 and asked her to help him dispose of the body. Robinson died last week from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
‘Let’s paint the whole city’: Donkeeboy puts out call for more Vanessa Guillen murals
HOUSTON – Houston artist Donkeeboy has put out a call for more murals of Vanessa Guillen to be painted across the city. He made the call on his Instagram saying, “Who has walls where Vanessa Guillen murals can go up. DM me if you have wall space pls. Let’s paint the whole city!”Donkeeboy and his mother, Donkeemom, painted a mural honoring Guillen on Wednesday at Taqueria Del Sol. Donkeeboy is looking for wall space, artists who are interested, and sponsors who can help to cover the cost of artist materials at approximately $250 per mural.
Prairie View to paint Black Lives Matter on main thoroughfare
HOUSTON The city of Prairie View will paint a street mural that reads Black Lives Matter on the main thoroughfare on Thursday. Mayor David Allen partnered with Prairie View A&M Universitys School of Architecture to design the mural and chose the street where Sandra Bland was arrested as the location for the permanent mural. Students and alumni, leaving and coming into (the PVAMU) campus can read it and know that, in Prairie View, were doing our part to spread the message, Allen said. The painting will be 12-feet wide and 19-feet tall, with three-feet of spacing in between. Students from the universitys eight colleges and school will pitch in to do the painting.
People across Houston area drawn to George Floyd mural in Third Ward
The grief over George Floyds death can still be felt, all across Houston, but especially the third ward, where he grew up. That is where a majestic mural stands, in his honor. People of all colors are coming together to pay tribute to Big Floyd -- even parents to help their children understand whats going on in the world. Some brought gifts, flowers, cards and balloons while others poised for pictures. The mural uniting a city in the very place Big Floyd grew up.
Murals painted to honor Houston native George Floyd in Third Ward
HOUSTON – Families from all over Houston made their way to Third Ward to see the beautiful murals painted overnight. The first is a picture of George Floyd as an angel with a halo that reads “Forever breathing in our hearts.” It was painted by Artist Donkeeboy. The second mural says, “In loving memory of if Floyd, Texas Made, 3rd Ward Raised. With a street sign that says Floyd Blvd.” This was painted by Artist Young Icebox Rambo. Trae that Truth also came out to the mural to honor Floyd.
Houston artist Donkeeboy creates mural to honor George Floyd
HOUSTON – A local artist created a tribute to George Floyd in Houston’s Third Ward. Floyd’s face covered a wall of the Scott Food Mart, near where he grew up. He has angel wings with a halo that reads, “Forever breathing in our hearts.”The artist known as Donkeeboy finished the artwork early Tuesday morning. “I got asked to come out here and paint and it's an honor that I even got an opportunity to do this. I really wanted to do this, so I can highlight the life of George Floyd,” said Donkeeboy.