Bor­der mu­ral saved

Imperial Valley Press - - NEWS - — Ar­turo Bo­jorquez, abo­jorquez@iv­pres­son­line.com

The paint­ings on the for­mer bor­der fence will be res­cued, said Calle 13 Project leader Thomas Gin.

The artist told La Crónica news­pa­per the com­pany hired to re­ha­bil­i­tate the fence com­mit­ted to save the metal sheets con­tain­ing the mu­ral paint­ings in order to do­nate them or sell them to the arts com­mu­nity for a small amount.

The mu­ral is com­posed by five paint­ings — Cuauhté­moc Flag, Za­p­ata, Maija Awi Snake, Hope and Jus­tice.

The paint­ings were made by artists from Ger­many, Spain, Chile, Italy, Brazil, Colom­bia and Mex­ico.

Gin told the news­pa­per the goal is to pre­serve the mu­ral in a man­ner sim­i­lar to what the com­mu­nity of Calexico did with the Friend­ship Olme­can Bracelet.

The Mex­i­cali mu­ral would be ex­hib­ited in other com­mu­ni­ties, Gin said.

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