Restoration of ‘Hillside Miracle” mural by Raul Valdez

July 31, 2012 § Leave a comment

A few moments of Raul Valdez restoring the ‘Hillside Miracle’ mural

Over the course of the Spring of 2012, I had the honor to photo document the restoration of the ‘Hillside Miracle’ mural by Raul Valdez.   The photos will be part of a documentary project that I’m producing about the mural within the community. It will also speak of the A.B. Cantu Pan American Recreation Center.

For now though, here is some information about the re-dedication of the mural:

‘HILLSIDE MIRACLE’ MURAL – DEDICATION

The City of Austin will dedicate the newly restored mural Hillside Miracle by Raul Valdez.

For over 30 years the mural has served as the backdrop for the Hillside Theater at the A.B. Cantu Pan-American Recreation Center. The mural dedication will precede a concert by AT Boyz and Joe Bravo & Ruben Ramos, part of this summer’s popular Hillside Concert Series presented by the A. B. Cantu Pan-American Recreation.

Mural Dedication at Pan American Rec Center
When: Tuesday July 31, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Where: 2100 East 3rd Street

An Austin American Statesman story by Juan Castillo

http://www.statesman.com/news/local/bold-and-colorful-once-again-mural-at-east-2425045.html

About another recent mural project in San Juan, Texas : BRACERO AND FARMWORKER MURAL
http://utpamas.wordpress.com/

About Raul Valdez
http://www.raulvaldez.net/

See ‘We Will Always Be Here”   (Sol Rojo Productions)
http://blip.tv/zgraphix/we-will-always-be-here-sol-rojo-productions-5502379

This historic documentary (produced by Gilbert Rivera) captures the destruction of Valdez’  “Los Elementos” mural and the Juarez-Lincoln building, and the resistance to stop its destruction in 1983.

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