By Cori Anderson – 303Magazine.com – Photo: Cori Anderson.
Mural: Frank Garza, “Job as Every Man” 2002, oil on canvas.
Denver, Colorado’s vibrant and colorful mural scene can trace many of its roots back to the charged Chicano/a rights movements in the 1960s and ’70s. The Chicano movement stretched across the country, but the epicenter was the Southwest. Many of the issues that those activists were concerned about still exist today and Denver plays an essential role in the chronicling of those struggles — mostly through artistic means. Curated by the Chicano/a Murals of Colorado Project, Para mi Pueblo.