October 1, 2022

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Longtime collaborators reunite to champion Chicano murals

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Longtime friends and collaborators for public art Emanuel Martinez and Jeff Shoemaker reunited on CBS Colorado Mornings to discuss efforts to preserve the mural “Urban Dope, Rural Hope,” as well as other murals around the state.  The Greenway Foundation (TGF) backed the creation of the original “Urban Dope” mural in 1977 and now is championing its restoration.  Jeff Shoemaker’s father Joe led the philanthropic effort in the 1970’s and today Jeff is carrying on that legacy.

Earlier this year the National Trust for Historic Preservation declared that Colorado’s Chicano murals were important historical monuments and included them in its Eleven Most Endangered Places list. It said that losing the murals meant the significant contributions of Chicanos and Mexican Americans to…

Anna Alejo

2022-09-19 11:38:48

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