Mosaic of the Americas: Many Strengths, Many Struggles by Gustavo Lira, Lori Greene, Deborah Ramos, José Luis Soto, Isa Campos, María Guadalupe García Rojas and Crescencio Méndez Gaspar

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The Resource Center of the Americas commissioned this mosaic mural in 2001. Three Minnesota artists–Gustavo Lira, Lori Greene and Deborah Ramos–collaborated with four Mexican artists–José Luis Soto, Isa Campos, María Guadalupe García Rojas and Crescencio Méndez Gaspar (part of a Mexican art collective known as Taller de Investigación Plástica) along with hundreds of volunteers on the project.

Since the Resource Center of the Americas closed in 2007 the future of the mural is uncertain.

2 Responses to “Mosaic of the Americas: Many Strengths, Many Struggles by Gustavo Lira, Lori Greene, Deborah Ramos, José Luis Soto, Isa Campos, María Guadalupe García Rojas and Crescencio Méndez Gaspar”

  1. Aaron Says:

    Very cool… I drive past it all the time but never knew who was behind it. It was sad when the Resource Center of the Americas closes. I hope the mural doesn’t go away because it is pretty fantastic.

  2. Deborah Ramos Says:

    Aaron,

    Thank you for your concern regarding the life and survival of the Mosaic of Americas. In addition to the seven artists, at least 200 volunteers took part in the creation of the mural in 2001. I hope you can share your appreciation for the mural with others so that the mural may live for a long time.

    Best,
    D. Ramos

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