Una secciÃ³n del mural, la cual todavÃa estÃ¡ en progreso, fue trasladada al Parque Salazar desde la sala de trabajo del artista Richard Haro
, y puede ser observada por la gente que entre al centro de jubilados."Esperamos que al estar mudando esta pieza al centro, la gente diga â€˜Wow!
"Si tuviÃ©ramos los $40.000 disponibles en estos momentos, yo terminarÃa la obra en un aÃ±o", dijo el muralista Haro
, cuyo plan empezÃ³ en 2006.
"Hay gente que piensa que este mural es como cualquier otro y que no tiene sentido, y por esa razÃ³n no le prestan atenciÃ³n", dijo Haro
...A section of the mural, still a work in progress, has been moved to Salazar Park from the offsite workroom of artist Richard Haro, and can be viewed by people entering the senior center.
"If we had the $40,000 available right now, I could finish the work in about one year," said muralist Richard Haro
, who said planning began in 2006.
"There are people that think this mural is like any other [veteran's] mural and there's no point in doing it," says Haro
."But there are a lot of them that have family members who were or are in the military that can be portrayed in this mural."Haro
needs more photos of veterans from East L.A. for possible inclusion in the mural.
Inclusion in the mural is not contingent on a donation, said Haro
and Rosales say too many of today's teenagers are unaware of the contributions made by Mexican Americans, adding they believe the mural is a positive depiction of those contributions.
For more information, contact Chris Mojica at (562) 947-7973 or Richard Haro
at (909) 985-6789, or send an e-mail to this newspaper at: firstname.lastname@example.org.