1203 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
LA COLECTIVIDAD // Artist: Mylo Mendez and Color Squad
Native Hostel, 807 E. 4th St., Austin, TX 78702
This public art project is presented by Creative Action, an Austin-based arts education non-profit organization, in partnership with Facebook Open Arts. The mural was created by lead artist Mylo Mendez in conversation with members of Color Squad, a collective of teenage artists who design and implement public art around issues of sustainability, community, and equity. Mylo Mendez makes illustrations influenced by Mexican folk art, Mayan and Aztec design, and the color palettes of the Southwestern United States as a means of exploring their identity. By connecting to the past through artmaking and design, Mendez investigates contemporary Mexican American experience and its relationship to heritage, family, and politics.
Facebook Open Arts exists to create community through the common language of creativity, which enables us to transcend boundaries and celebrate our differences. As a company dedicated to bringing people closer together, Facebook recognizes that creativity is essential to our collective wellbeing. Within our walls and around the globe, Facebook Open Arts cultivates creative engagements that offer new ways of thinking about ourselves, our communities, and the world at large.
Capital Metropolitan Transportation, 2910 E. 5th St., Austin, TX 78702
This mural is meant to remind us that public transportation plays a critical role not only in equity for our community to move about the city, but in the sustainability of our planet as well. Native Austin plants flourish in the windows of the city bus as a symbol of the way that sustainable transportation is a crucial part of our healthy ecosystem.
Creative Action, 1023 Springdale Rd, Bldg 3, Austin, TX 78721
It is too often words are spoken without action. Silence can enable a riveting force. For the words combined with action, equals justice.
Balanced within the scales are morals and duty. Something for all, and means nothing without the entirety of society.
Black Lives Matter
Tax Cuts vs Poverty
A high rise mortgage
Or groceries and a one bedroom
A mask is not a political statement.
Breonna Taylor deserves Justice.
A poem by Tyson @artbyone1 Davis