Toledo Board of Community Relations unveils ‘Old South End Mural’ | Arts & Culture
The Toledo Board of Community Relations unveiled the “Old South End Mural Project- Narrative 2011” Wednesday.
The mural, located under I-75 along Broadway Street in South Toledo, was painted by muralist/activist Mario Torero, BGSU students, local organizations, Sofia Quintero Art & Cultural Center, and residents from the Old South End.
Community members have been working on the mural since May 26. The 2011 mural joins the mural painted in the summer of 2010.
Local Contributing Artist and Programs include Maria Rodriguez-Winter (La Galeria, art gallery owner), Joe Balderas (Sofia Quintero Arts & Cultural Center executive director), Robert Garcia (local artist and high school art teacher), Mark Folk and Dan Hernandez of the Greater Toledo Arts Commission, and Chad Watt (Toledo Muralist), Mike Stormer and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT).
Mario Torero, an International Muralist from San Diego, California, via Lima, Peru, has worked for the past 40 years as an ‘artivist’ in San Diego working on the famous Chicano Park Murals. He was also last year’s artistic director for our premiere mural, sponsored in part by a generous E-CAP Grant.
Participating BGSU Faculty include Charlie Kanwischer (Professor and Associate Director of the School of Art BGSU), Gordon Ricketts (Lecturer and Director, Arts Village, BGSU), Ricardo Quiñónez (Instructor, School of Art BGSU)
Financial Supporters: BGSU ECAP Gant, Service Learning Course Development Grant in partnership with the BGSU Book Store, Sofia Quintero Arts & Cultural Center, Maria Rodriguez-Winter and Galeria de los Americas, BGSU’s College of Arts and Science, School of Art, Division of 2-D Studies, and the Arts Village Learning Community.