Wednesday, April 7, 2021

New Mural in Town

 




My blogging friend, Jackie, of Junkboat Travels, is always posting amazing photos of the art in Toronto (almost 3 million people) where she lives. I wish we had lots of art here in my small town of Alvin, Texas (25,000 people) and I was delighted to see this lovely mural go up on a bare brick wall across the street from the Episcopal Church. Each week since January of 2020, the Houston Food Bank has brought 8,000-10,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to the Episcopal Church to be distributed each Thursday. It is estimated that over 1,000 people have been fed each week during the pandemic from this drive-thru mobile food pantry.

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  2. The reference to loaves and fishes is very poignant in this mural celebrating the food pantry for your town! I love murals and I'm lucky to live in a town that supports outdoor art -- last fall, the local Art Association raised $50,000 to sponsor a number of murals. Painting a mural is an expensive endeavor when it's done well. Good to see yours.

    be safe... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  3. Wow, this is beautiful. I love murals like this. My city had started a big mural project in our downtown area right before the pandemic hit so one of my first outings after I'm vaccinated will be to wander downtown and see what all of our talented local artists have created.

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  4. This is wonderful. I especially love that it is on a church. Perfect.

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  5. Beautiful. I love when they do those and also chalk art (of course that's temporary LOL)

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  6. Loaves and fishes - the perfect mural for the church it's painted on, and its good works.

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  7. Nice mural and you took some of it being painted.

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  8. It's a beautiful mural and symbolic as well. We have a few murals in town but most of the time some smart butt vandalizes them so we don't have too many. Plus as well-to-do as my city is, they do not appreciate or support art which is sad.

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  9. I will keep my eyes posted for murals now. Is this one on a church? Loaves and fishes?

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  10. Beautiful, I love murals! Our town has a few which I posted years ago. Your post makes me want to share them again!

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  11. That's so pretty! I love to see murals and street art. That's wonderful that the church and food bank are able to feed so many.

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  12. Loaves and fishes - it's a lovely mural. I have a few charities and non-profits that I regularly donate to and Houston Food Bank is one of them. I am very proud to be just a tiny part of the essential work that they do.

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  13. I love this! Makes me proud to live here.

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  14. That is a beautiful mural! I love walking through certain streets just to look at murals. There are many such beautiful ones in downtown Cincinnati so we make the opportunity when we go down there.

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  15. That's amazing. I love it! :)

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  16. wow, I would never dare standing like taht painting :) But she created a nice one!

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  17. Beautiful on both fronts. What a wonderful thing to see go up in your own community!

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  18. What an amazing and appropriate mural for the setting and building it is on. I love seeing murals around town and in the various places I visit.

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  19. Thanks for the shout-out!! Great looking mural, I hope it leads to more.

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  20. Fun!! I need to take a trip to our nearest "real" town and see what I can find.

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  21. The mural is beautiful and the food pantry is such a wonderful resource for your community. Bravo to you all!

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  22. What a beautiful mural and message for the church!

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  23. Lovely mural. The food program is something to be very proud of!

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  24. Oh, what a lovely mural and such a talented artist! How wonderful to have it in your community, Deb.

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  25. We have a few murals in Havana, I ought to snap some photos. That's a great food program

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