Finally, a Reason to Visit Anaheim's GardenWalk
|Guerrero with her mural|
The always happenin' Anaheim Historical Society and other organizations (including the Mouse) commissioned a bunch of artists and kiddies to paint murals of historical Anaheim to display at GardenWalk, and they even allotted one for Mexis! Since city fathers wouldn't take too kindly to images of striking citrus workers or protesting parents against school or pool segregation, artist Christina Guerrero (full disclosure: probably related to me since we're from the same incestuous village of El Cargadero, Jerez, Zacatecas that has dominated Anaheim Latino life since, oh, the 1900s) instead drew a beautiful visage of a dancing baile folkorico couple and an Aztec serpent. But where's the tamborazo? Kidding, Christina! Good job. The artists will exhibit their murals for about six months, at which time these movable feasts for the eyes will go elsewhere. But isn't this a great idea for the rest of our soulless open-air malls like Bella Terra in Surf City, or Mission Viejo's Kadeiloscope? Hell, you could spill a bucket a paint on Kadeiloscope's walkways, and it could liven things up by a billion.