Client: Art in Public Places Program, City of Austin
Location: Austin, TX, United States
Completion date: 1996
Artwork budget: $15,000
Emily Little, architect
Clayton and Little
These three panels feature the purposes of the original recreation center established in 1929 by leaders of the predominantly Mexican American community. The original officers contributions are featured on the columns below the history celebrated at the site. It is painted with Acrylics directly on gypsum board. The horizontal panels measures 8' x 24' and the two vertical bridge room panels each measure 25' x 15'.
The artwork was integrated into this project to feature this historically under served community and recreation center. These panels are the focal point of the facility's interior.
The mural's content was greatly informed by the Advisory Committee of the Zaragoza Recreation Center. I also conducted research at the Austin History Center. The architectural team of Robert Jackson and Emily Little designed the center to accommodate three murals. They also incorporated aspects of my color palette into details in the center.