Segment of ¡Cultura Con Azúcar! mural, 2014
Los Muralistas is an inter-generational artist collective developed within El Puente and serving the community of Los Sures (Williamsburg Brooklyn's Southside) since 1990. Under the leadership of teaching artist Joe Matunis, the Muralistas have created more than 20 community murals, which have been documented in numerous books on public art and community voices. For two decades, Los Muralistas have depicted the challenges, victories, hopes and dreams of the Los Sures community through their powerful, thought provoking and artistically masterful public art work. In addition to community murals, Los Muralistas functions as the visual arts arm for all of El Puente's community events, such as the Annual Three Kings Day Celebration, political marches, and Integrated Arts Projects at the El Puente Academy for Peace & Justice.
All of the artists in Los Muralistas are also El Puente teaching artists and members of El Puente CADRE (Community Artists’ Development & Resource Exchange/Colectiva para Recursos y Desarollo de Artistas Comunitarios), a diverse artist network that serves as a platform for primarily Latino artists in Los Sures to network and collaborate on projects, create and facilitate strategies that will grow and sustain capacity to lead and contribute to the cultural community of Brooklyn.
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Una Cuenta de Los Sures II, 1992