"Roots and Frequencies Basic to our Education"

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The mural reads, "Nurture Peace Listen to Silence Practice the Order of Truth."

Artist Marta Ayala was born in El Salvador and moved to San Francisco with her family in 1968. She began drawing and painting as a child, and her life and work has been greatly influenced by her uncle Camilo Minero, one of El Salvador's most famous muralists.

Her San Francisco mural work has received community awards for Best Public Art in 1998 and 2001, and she has been featured in the books, "Latin American Women Artists of the United States" by Robert Henkes (McFarland and Co., Inc. 1999) and "Murals: walls that sing" (written for students aged 9-12) by George Ancona (Marshall Cavendish, 2003).

A large part of Marta's work involves the community and young people. She has taught mural painting in numerous schools in the Bay Area and has collaborated with students of various grade and skill levels.

This mural was sponsored by the Neighborhood Beautification and Graffiti Cleanup Fund through the Administrative Officer, City Hall, and neighborhood residents. It was also supported by Betsie Miller-Kusz, Precita Mural Arts Center, The Mission Library and Charles Lucero.

Location

Valencia Farmers Market

1299 Valencia Street, along the building's 24th Street side

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