A&M Student Paints A&M Murals At HOPE Outdoor Gallery


By Acacia Coronado

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A&M student Luis Banuelos recently took graffiti art to the next level by bringing a piece of A&M to Austin. Banuelos created an impressive mural in the HOPE Outdoor Gallery.

 

Although most Austinites pride in their Longhorn spirit, the beauty of these murals it is important to take a moment and appreciate the images of our enemy lines.

 

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Banuelos, a senior Biology student at Texas A&M, registered to paint at the gallery after gaining his inspiration from the sights of Aggieland. For his murals he chose the sunset view outside of the Clayton W. Williams Jr. Alumni Center of the Haynes Ring Plaza and the historic A&M Century Tree.

 

Once he finished his portrayal of the Aggie landscape, the results were astounding. He managed to capture the essence of his alma mater, and the amount of detail invested was enough to make Longhorns and Aggies alike marvel at his work. The self proclaimed novice at spray painting claimed that he too was surprised with the outcome.

 

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The HOPE Outdoor Gallery in Austin is known as a safe haven for the self-expression of Austin artists for several years. From silly images to more important themes such love, equality, hope and pride, the local graffiti park holds the paintings that symbolize the citizens of Austin. Now, it is also temporarily home to two murals that shine a light on life in Aggie terrain as art, once more, manages to unite even the oldest of enemies.

 

To learn more, read Aggie Network’s article HERE.