The Community Rejuvenation Project cultivates healthy communities through beautification, education, and celebration. We achieve this mission through experiential programs that promote professional development, artistic and cultural expression, and community empowerment.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Evolve Thrift Store, Albuquerque NM

While hosting Desi in Albuquerque, Mike introduce him to Dionisio Tafoya, who had relocated from Los Angeles as a set designer for major hollywood projects to open a shop in the south valley of Albuquerque. The three men collaborated on a new mural on the building housing his shop. At the request of P.H.A.S.E 2, elder practitioner and pioneer of the aerosol culture, the mural included a portrait of Richard Lee Cisco, the Cisco Kid, a hip-hop legend featured in the movie Beat Street, who recently past away. P.H.A.S.E 2 also contributed an outline to the mural.

The mural also depicts legendary New? Mexico potter, Maria Martinez, a youth mariachi, and the newborn son of Ahki, a local emcee who recently passed away, in front of a stormy vortex.

More Photos of the final mural coming soon!

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