Picture This on the Jefferson Boulevard Viaduct
You’ll see it in real time before long.
The Cultural Affairs Commission has confirmed that Oak Cliff native Carlos Donjuan will be the artist to bedeck the bridge with a huge, city-comissioned mural.
Like any public art (or structure), murals are subject to vandalism, says Cultural Affairs director Maria Munoz-Blanco, “so we’re hoping that Carlos being active in the community contributes to that pride of place.”
And as with any city-funded art project, the community has had its say. A committee of local, art-appreciating volunteers helped in Donjuan’s selection, Munoz-Blanco explained.
“We have art expertise,” she said of the bureaucratic end. “We know everything about what needs to be done with art, and we can curate public art, but the public needs to be part of the voices when decisions are being made. That’s what public art is about.”