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During my final week of research for the Mural Arts: Urban Space Enhancement elective I uncovered a wealth of interesting mural stories all of which have been unfolding in and around these here parts of the globe. I discovered a treasure trove  – using this amazing tool called “Google” – of murals transforming the spaces and people around them. These murals have lasting effects as they respond to and connect with the their communities.

Here are some of the stories that stood out during my search:

“Saying Merci”

"Haiti Lives: Merci From the Artists and Children of Haiti" c. 2010

“Haiti Lives: Merci From the Artists and Children of Haiti”, Haiti c. 2010

http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2010/12/haitian_murals

 

“Yankee bases outside Latin America”

Fuera Las Bases Yankis de Amercia Latina, anti-America mural in Maracay, Venezuela (photo credit The Velvet Rocket)

Fuera Las Bases Yankis de Amercia Latina, anti-America mural in Maracay, Venezuela (photo credit The Velvet Rocket)

Anti-American Murals and Graffiti in Venezuela.

via Anti-American Murals and Graffiti in Venezuela.

 

“Eternal Memory”

Venezuela - Eternal Memory, Caracas, Venezuela (muralist: Jan Peirce)

Venezuela – Eternal Memory, Caracas, Venezuela (muralist: Jan Peirce)

http://www.tiwy.com/pais/venezuela/fotos_de_caracas/mural/eng.phtml

 

 

“Symbols of the Past, Present and Future”

Symbols of the Past, Present and Future, Puerto Rico  (muralist: Gamaliel Ramirez)

Symbols of the Past, Present and Future, Puerto Rico (muralist: Gamaliel Ramirez)

http://murallocator.org/2012/04/symbols-of-the-past-present-and-future/

 

 

 

“Peace”

Peace mural, Gordon and Walcott Memorial Methodist School, St. Lucia c. 2014 (muralist: 4koulerurgrafik)

Peace mural, Gordon and Walcott Memorial Methodist School, St. Lucia c. 2014 (muralist: 4koulerurgrafik)

http://www.stlucianewsonline.com/peace-mural-unveiled-at-gordon-and-walcott-memorial-methodist-school/

 

“Unless a grain of wheat dies, it produces much fruit”

Si el grano de trigo muere, da mucho fruto, Santiago, Chile c. 1986-88 (muralist: Andrés Romero Spethman)

Si el grano de trigo muere, da mucho fruto, Santiago, Chile c. 1986-88 (muralist: Andrés Romero Spethman)

http://hcl.harvard.edu/collections/digital_collections/chile_murals.cfm

 

“The Inherent Nobility of Man”

The Inherent Nobility of Man (demolished), 40 x 15 ft, Piarco Int. Airport, Trinidad c. 1961, (muralist: Carlisle Chang)

The Inherent Nobility of Man (demolished), 40 x 15 ft, Piarco Int. Airport, Trinidad c. 1961, (muralist: Carlisle Chang)

http://caribbean-beat.com/issue-31/carlisle-chang#axzz34tmXlMr3

http://www.nalis.gov.tt/Research/SubjectGuide/Biographies/BiographiesAC/tabid/100/Default.aspx?PageContentID=1093

 

Streetfest: 13 artists, 10 walls, 7 days

 Switi Rauw Streetfest, Suriname c. 2013 (muralist: Ramon Kuster)

Switi Rauw Streetfest, Suriname c. 2013 (muralist: Ramon Kuster)

 

http://srananart.wordpress.com/2013/08/14/visual-arts-part-of-carifesta-xi/

https://www.facebook.com/SwitiRAUW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyAuzjkLtzo

 

 

“Dream and Joys”

Mural in Bone Vista, Colombia c. 2013 (muralists: Sueños y Alegrías)

Mural in Bone Vista, Colombia c. 2013 (muralists: Sueños y Alegrías)

http://artolution.org/suenos-y-alegrias-dreams-and-joys-mural-in-bone-vista-south-bogata/

 

“Don’t censor Street Art”

Marcus Garvey. Kingston, Jamaica (muralist: Mohamid)

Marcus Garvey. Kingston, Jamaica (muralist: Mohamid)

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20131110/cleisure/cleisure2.html

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/jamaica-police-erasing-gang-murals-slums

 

“Need FOOD not Football”

Sold, anti-FIFA mural in Brazil, c. 2014

Sold, anti-FIFA mural in Brazil, c. 2014

Thank-you FIFA, Anti-FIFA mural in Brazil c. 2014

Thank-you FIFA, Anti-FIFA mural in Brazil c. 2014

http://news.upperplayground.com/tag/mural

http://news.artnet.com/in-brief/anti-fifa-murals-cover-brazil-in-anticipation-of-world-cup-28948

 

Mural on the Brazillian national soccer team's plane for FIFA World Cup c. 2014 (muralists: Os Gemêos)

Mural on the Brazillian national soccer team’s plane for FIFA World Cup c. 2014 (muralists: Os Gemêos)

http://news.artnet.com/in-brief/os-gemeos-mark-up-brazil-soccer-teams-world-cup-jet-27431

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152424099427209&set=a.444115777208.219198.253738832208&type=1&relevant_count=1

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