This is a re-blog post. The post will be part of the 2 of 3 Celebrating the Arts series. The post was originally posted on March 1, 2012.
The Cruz brothers create art at Lincoln Heights.
Walking in the early golden afternoon sun on Ave 26 last Saturday, I remember passing by an apartment complex and seeing a small group of people gathering about in front.
Upon entering the premise I noticed two young boys, with their backs facing the group of people and me, as one of them on a ladder painted away while the other stand below keeps a watchful eye over him and their supplies.
I asked a person from the crowd about the portrait that’s being painted and he tells me it’s a mural dedicated to the early birthday celebration of the Virgin of
Guedelupa Guadalupe, which is December 12th.
In between the painting sessions the boys tells me their names are Alfred and Jose Cruz and that they’re natives from El Sereno about a ten to fifteen minutes drive away from Lincoln Heights.
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