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The Bridge Which Brings Cultures Together by Marilyn Lindstrom, Carlos Menchaca and John Acosta

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Robert St. Pedestrian Bridge This pedestrian bridge rising over Robert Street in St. Paul’s West Side neighborhood has been painted by Carlos Menchaca, John Acosta, Marilyn Lindstrom and several assistants, including Mai Houa Thao, Pa Houa Yang, Pa Haua Thao and Mai Shong Thao.

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They All Work Together by John Acosta

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

They All Work Together by John Acosta This mosaic/sculpture/mural combo created by John Acosta in 2000 celebrates Castillo Park on St. Paul’s West Side, named for Nicolas Carrizales Castillo Sr. (the guy featured on the mural on the back).

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Hunger Has No Color by John Acosta, Armando Gutierrez G. and Richard Schletty

Monday, December 10th, 2007

"Hunger Has No Color" This 1985 mural lacks the color and vibrant hues of other West Side murals, but it adds a lot more punch with its social commentary. The black and white mural shows real people from the neighborhood, including the artists themselves and some of their family members.

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Aztec City by John Acosta, Carlos Menchaca and Frank Sanchez

Monday, December 10th, 2007

"Aztec City" This 1980 mural by John Acosta, Carlos Menchaca and Frank Sanchez is painted on the side of the Morgan’s Mexican and Lebanese Foods buildings in the West Side neighborhood of St. Paul (the building is for sale and Morgan’s appears closed, so the mural’s future may be up in the air).

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