Chicano Art of San Antonio

West Side Murals

West Side Mural. West Side Mural.

West Side Mural. West Side Mural.

I first saw these murals as a teenager and have since been a fan of murals. Sadly these murals are fading now.

West Side Mural.

Above. Looking faded from the sun, this is still a masterpiece.

West Side Mural. West Side Mural.

West Side Mural.

This community center teaches children art of making murals.

Statues

West Side Mural. West Side Mural.

Above. These statues are in front of the Mi Tiera Restaurante.

Art of Jesse Treviño

Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Above. “Our Lady of Guadalupe Veladora.” This almost three story mural is located just outside of the Guadalupe Theater.

Spirit of Life.

Above. "Spirit of Healing" also known as "Spirit of Life." This mural adorns a side of the Christus Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital. The mural, standing at more than 90 feet, contains more than 150,000 pieces of hand-cut ceramic tile. This nine story tile mural was finished by Jesse Treviño in 1995. It is one of the largest murals in North America.[1]

West Side Mural.

Above. More of Jesse Treviño's works.

Footnotes and Notes

  1. 1. McNutt, Scott. Renowned Artist Jesse Treviño Shares “Mi Vida”. inMotion. Vol. 20, January/February 2010. Retrieved 26 September 2015.