Monday, October 26, 2015

Ft. Lowell crossing Alamo Wash

Driving Ft. Lowell Road east of Swan, you'll cross the bridge over Alamo Wash. Along with the guardrails, there are murals along the bridge. From southeast to northwest clockwise:

The first shows the wall; I cropped the other two to just the mural. The photos are from April 18th. The artist was Robin Riley, 2011.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Slower posts for a while (but maybe not?)

I've been getting a welcome flow of murals, from a couple of contributors, that've let me add new entries to this blog twice a week: Mondays and Thursdays. But I'm running low enough on murals to post that I'm going to drop back to once a week for a little while… a short while, I hope!

(I'll also add news clips, etc. — like Tuesday's video and clip of Joe Pagac — when I find them.)

If you find a mural photo, I'd be glad to get it! You don't need to worry about making it technically perfect. Just tell me (approximately) where and when you took it. Old photos are welcome, too! The mural must be somewhere visible to the public (it can't be inside a home or in a restaurant you have to pay to get in). Just email me through the contact form and I'll send you back instructions for emailing it.)

Thanks, and please stay tuned!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Joe Pagac paints the Rialto

On Sunday 10/18 at 9:23pm, @JoePagac tweeted the link to a video by Julie Luchetta,, showing him painting one of his many murals of music groups. Along the way he talks with friends and people passing by. He also has time for some beer (I think?). It's a fun video. Click on the photo still or the link above to watch it.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Near Richey Elementary

One of the reasons I'm glad to have David Aber's help on this blog is that he goes to places I haven't. Here's an example. The mural is across 15th Avenue from Richey Elementary — on the east side of 15th Avenue, just south of Rillito Street. He wrote “I assume that the mural was painted by students from Richey.”

My (usual) thanks, Dave.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Flowing Wells Public Library

As David Aber was driving along West Wetmore, he spotted a tile mural on an outside wall of the library:

The camera data says that he took it on September 16th. (He sent it the same day. Thanks for the quick work!)

Monday, October 12, 2015

Gorgeous Galveston garage

I'm on the road from Tucson and the south-central US back to Tucson. From time to time, I post photos of murals outside of Tucson. That's one of them.

It's in Galveston, Texas, just off Texas highway 87 (the road to the Port Bolivar ferry) along an alley between Strand and Mechanic Streets. The edge of the roof has HP Dodge (which, I'm guessing, is the artist's name) and the hashtag #HarlandArt.

On Thursday, it's back to Tucson murals.

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Around the corner at “Mural View” Elementary

On May 11, 2010, I posted photos of the north side of Mission View Elementary — which I dubbed “Mural View” because of the three beautifully-done murals.

When I took photos of those murals, I also tried to photograph the long mural on the west side. But it was too long to fit in one frame… so I put re-shooting it on my “mural to-do” list. (I keep a list of murals that I hear about, see while I'm driving by but can't stop, etc.)

It must have fallen off my (overflowing) list; I never did go back. A couple of months ago, David Aber caught this. On July 25th, he sent a photo and wrote:
On July 21 I sent you a mural from Mission View Elementary. As I mentioned, I had to shoot thru a chain link fence and couldn’t get the last 3 or 4 feet of the mural. Since then I’ve had some time on my hands and managed to stitch together two photos to make a complete mural.
Thanks, David, for your dedication to murals — and to the people who see this blog. I hadn't thought of stitching! Here's the two-part photo:

As always, you can click on the photo for a larger view. And, by the way, that black line toward the right side isn't the stitch; as I zoomed in on the original photo, I could see that it's a tall pole.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Along the north side of Tucson Greyhound Park

Five years ago, we showed photos of two murals on the north side of Tucson Greyhound Park along 36th Street. Fast-forward to this autumn: David Aber spotted a mural he didn't find on the blog. I searched and also checked the out-of-date table of murals and the murals map (fixing them is on my overflowing to-do list)… but I also didn't find that mural.

I posted Dave's photo here, then removed it once Dave spotted the duplicate. Here's a link to the February 2, 2010 entry showing the mural David photographed and another one.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

The White Rabbit and a rainbow fountain

From the El Rio Community Health Center, Dental Care & Children's Health building:

Appropriately for a dental clinic, the Rabbit (from Alice in Wonderland) is holding a toothbrush.

The camera data gives a date of July 11th. Whenever you took the photos, David, thanks as always.