Murals and public art are the people’s art, and bring critical dialogue and healing to our community. This is the heart of our work.
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Murals In Progress (2021):
- Skate Park and Free Wall at Genoveva Chavez Community Center
- Pool Area at Salvador Perez Recreation Center
- Panaderia Zarazoga
Art and Environment Mural Series (2020-2022):
In Summer 2020, Alas de Agua and partner Three Sisters Collective won a $94,000 grant from Philadelphia Mural Arts to take part in their prestigious Art and Environment Initiative and create a mural series across the city. This two-year project will culminate in the creation of murals incorporating Pueblo/Indigenous people, history and aesthetics, the place we live – O’gha Po’Oghe – and Tewa people, and the protection of our traditional homelands and sacred places. They will reflect the many ways in which humans’ survival of the climate crisis will hinge upon our relationships to each other, and our connections to land, historical migrations, and Indigenous practices that go beyond borders. There is an opportunity here for inclusion and healing, but it must come from the people themselves. Ultimately, the specific content of the murals will be driven by community conversations which center the voices of Pueblo people and revitalize ancestral knowledge. Because both of our collectives use art as a means and not as an end, this project also incorporates land-based practices and has resulted in the creation of Full Circle Farm in Agua Fria, where we are working together to reclaim ancestral knowledge and connect to the agrarian traditions of the area. Read the press release here.
History & Context
Alas de Agua Art Collective began as the New Mexico Mural Project, whose core belief was that murals and public art are the people’s art, and whose aim was to bring critical dialogue and healing to our community. We worked with local youth in promoting mural arts to tell diverse histories and herstories while actively educating youth and adults in creating beautiful, community-driven art practices. Since the Mural Project evolved and expanded into Alas de Agua Art Collective in 2017, murals have continued to anchor our work. Ultimately for us, these mural walls provide relentless hope, not only through the visionary landscape provided by the content on the wall but also from the engagement across neighborhoods and social-economic divides. Mural walls have been an intersectional space of healing for this collective and for our community.
We have stewarded the community in creating over a dozen murals in spaces across Santa Fe including
- Casa Familia
- International Folk Art Museum
- Santa Fe High Schoo
- Warehouse 21
- the youth detention center
- Esperanza Shelter
- Various streets across the city such as Agua Fria, Siler, 599, Declovina, and Baca Street.
You will find more info on our mural projects on the Press page of this website.
A few of our past mural projects: