January 30, 2023

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Chicano mural uncovered and preserved in Denver

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After it was covered in white paint in 2020, artist David Ocelotl Garcia learned a new technique to remove the primer on the top to expose the original mural.

DENVER — A mural off Eighth Avenue in Denver’s Sun Valley neighborhood became a familiar site for drivers after it was painted in 2008. 

The mural called “Huitzilopochtli,” or Hummingbird Warrior, was the first mural David Ocelotl Garcia ever painted. The characters depicted in the mural represented his own family, and it was dedicated to his mother. Many community members also told him they saw their own relatives in the mural.

Just like the Hummingbird Warrior itself, the mural stood tall and…

2022-08-14 21:14:37

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