Blackwell School Mural Tells Lesser-Known Stories Of Marfa

Created by El Paso artist Jesus “Cimmi” Alvarado, the mural tells stories of Hispanic residents of Marfa, including an era when education in Marfa was segregated.

By Sally BeauvaisMay 2, 2018 9:30 am| , ,

From Marfa Public Radio:

As you drive west on Highway 90 into Marfa, you’ll spot a new landmark from the road: a community mural, painted in vivid colors on a wall of the Casner building adjacent to the Stripes gas station parking lot. Commissioned by the Blackwell School Alliance, the mural tells the lesser-known stories of the city’s history.

El Paso artist Jesus “Cimi” Alvarado and his team installed the mural in the days leading up to Blackwell’s 2018 Block Party. Alvarado says the imagery is based on memories and photographs from people in the Marfa community.

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