El Barrio has a gorgeous new mural on the side of the building which is the home to Galeria Del Barrio. It is another in a series of community projects lead by artist Manny Vega, and is a mosaic mural, entitled Al Ritmo de La Paz.
We viewed the new mosaic at a time of the day when tremendous shadows from the fire escape next door overtook half of the new mosaic wall ~ but close up images can be seen above and below.
The mosaic has had a few conceptual bumps-in-the-road that will be resolved later this week. We look forward to stopping by and watching the process and new installation. Official unveiling scheduled for May 11th.
We missed the first installation this week. However wonderful images can be found on the East Harlem Culture Collective Facebook page.
Below, inside the Galeria, artist at work ~ Francis Nguyen, who will have a solo exhibition of his portrait work at the Galeria on April 22nd. Stay tuned for exhibition on Mexican Folklore on April 23.