"Canopy"

Photo by Bryan Rindfuss. Posted November 2018.
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Playfully rendered in a palette of cool blues and greens, San Antonio artist and educator Joey Fauerso’s Canopy mural brings a sense of serenity to a railroad underpass in Alta Vista. Known for works encompassing painterly video projects, ethereal portraits and “drawing battles,” Fauerso is no stranger to public art or creative collaborations. In 2014, she organized the excellent street-level exhibition “X Marks the Art,” which turned storefronts and vacant building facades into canvases for six of her students from Texas State University. The following year, her series of steel Sky Camp pup tents were dedicated as part of the larger “Play” project in Hemisfair’s Yanaguana Garden. Drawing earthly inspiration from beloved neighborhood landmark San Pedro Springs Park, Fauerso covered two facing walls with a mural depicting South Texas birds perched in cypress trees. Peppered throughout are curious snippets of poetry penned by elementary-school students from nearby Agnes Cotton Academy. Speaking about Canopy, Racca-Sittre suggested that, “As a kid growing up in that neighborhood, you would be, like fiercely, ‘Do not touch this, this is important to me.’ [That’s] why we want to have such strong community involvement. We want the community to take pride in the public art and take ownership of it like it’s theirs. Because it is — it’s their money.”

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Fulton Railroad Underpass, 729 Fulton Ave.

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