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We will be exhibiting our work at La Fogata Village 1820 S. Ashland in Chicago

starting April 9 from 6 to 9 pm. Please join us if you can


during all our photographs the most shocking pictures are in the following link below. we want people to notice these murals, and for the community for try and preserve the murals, so our struggle will be remembered – adrian

Flickr: maldito adrian’s Photostream

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Agricultural mural on the corner of Cullerton St and Blue Island Ave.


Some more stuff had been painted since I took the picture. Unveiling of the mural was on the 11th of August. Really cool new mural.Declaration of Immigration(r)

“The Declaration of Immigration mural class partnered young artists with teaching artist Salvador Jimenez to conceptualize and create a 2 story high x 30ft wide mural on the Southwest exterior wall of the Yollocalli Arts Reach/Radio Arte shared building.

The mural is a visual dedication to all immigrants and allies who have marched hundreds of thousands of miles to advocate for fair legislation for immigrants and who have stood strong in the face of anti-immigrant rhetoric. Declaration of Immigration looked at some of the historic and current issues affecting immigrant communities and serve as a reminder that the United States of America was founded on emigration and settlement.”

We were recently in touch with Gamaliel and let him know about the documentation of the murals in Pilsen . Here are images of the indoor murals at Juarez that were a collaboration among several artists.

The Daring of our Ancestors – Gamaliel Ramirez, Ray Patlan, Roberto Valadez, Hector Duarte, Jose Gonzalez, Aurelio Diaz

This piece is entitled ‘The Liberation of Latin America’ by Gamaliel Ramirez, Ray Patlan, Roberto Valadez, Hector Duarte, Jose Gonzalez, Aurelio Diaz, Sandra Antongiorgi

There are  two more panels but we were not able to go to Juarez and take a picture since its summer and school is now out

Fiesta Del Sol_Diaz_1976(resized)


Fiesta Del Sol_Diaz_1976(2009)(resized)


These two images show how the mural on the 16th Street viaduct looked when it was first painted and how it looks now.  The artist that painted this piece was Aurelio Diaz who was responsible for many pieces in the community including some of the work inside Juarez High School and at St Pius.

The top image was sent to us by the Chicago Public Art Group from their archives.

Pro Arts_Various Students_1983

This image was sent to us by the Chicago Public Art Group from their slide archives.

This was one of the early murals done by Pros with children from the neighborhood.

So this week I photographed murals along the 16th street between Halsted Ave and Blue Island Ave. They were all in a similar condition: chipping paint, knocked out walls, tagging, fading. One Mural was almost gone.. Just hints of paint.
This mural stood out from the others. I like it. 🙂

Keeper's of Culture Mural gal

I recently went out and took pictures of some of the murals that are located around Dvorak Park. Now I am not saying that these murals are in horrible condition, but some of the walls are crumbling and the paintings are chipping away. You can find pieces of the mural on the floor and although the designs are still viewable, it is a problem because instead of the murals fading like most are in pilsen; they are falling and they are gaps everywhere.


This was a picture I thought was amazing.  I am interested in wierd things having a meaning behind them.  This caught my attention while I was at the Pink Line train stop on 18th.  I don’t like the way I took the picture though.  This and a couple of others are the only ones that look anywhere near mint condition.  However, to be honest this doesn’t look new to me but you be the judge!