Painting the town ill
On the sleepy Labor Day streets of Nob Hill, the alley between Flying Star and the Slice Parlor attracted quite a crowd. Three artists jammed out to hip-hop while keeping their brushes to concrete on the 100-foot long wall. Everyone passing by stopped to watch, dance, talk and take pictures.
Fragua says the artwork is meant to draw attention to environmental and cultural degradation. “We wanted to put everything under one umbrella,” he says. “This includes all of the issues that face the way indigenous people live in the area and around the world.”
The mural is part of a larger show called Bomb the Canvas, featuring graffiti-style art around Albuquerque. The fourth-annual expo ended Sunday, but the street art lives on.