North side of Pikes Peak Ave. at Shooks Run Overpass: 565 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs, CO, 80903
Artist statement: Growing up as part of a community-oriented family in the inner-city neighborhood of Globeville in Denver, Anthony J. Garcia Sr.’s artistic impulses were sparked by dramatic Western skies and the rigid Rocky Mountains. A co-founder of Birdseed Collective, he has spent the past thirteen years providing fine art instruction to inner city youth and creating large murals in the neighborhood where he grew up. His mural for Art on the Streets is a sarape-style blending of colors and designs that represent different cultures. As each color flows into the other, Anthony builds a visual representation of how different cultures can blend together to form a community. This mural is part of The Space(s) Between exhibition, a collaboration of DU Vicki Myhren Gallery and UCCS GOCA.
Medium type: Paint (acrylic, oil, etc.)