Mural Project for Barelas

With a group of artists/collaborators, Bosque art teacher Al Na’ir Lara recently finished a mural project entitled, "Crossroads Conversations." Al was the lead artist on the project and as he says “[It] was created with care for the Barelas neighborhood.”

The mural is located at 2nd & Hazeldine in the Barelas neighborhood, directly across from the Railyards. An event celebrating the completed work was held last weekend and included local musicians and refreshments.

The mural is a collaborative project by Working Classroom and Homewise. Working Classroom is a 30-year-old arts and social justice nonprofit in Albuquerque that cultivates the artistic, civic, and academic minds of youth through in-depth arts projects with contemporary artists to amplify historically ignored voices, resist systemic injustices, and imagine a more equitable society.

The mission of Homewise is to help create successful homeowners to improve their financial well-being and contribute to the vitality of a community.

Congratulations, Al Na’ir!