LOCATED AT: 619 CHAPARRAL STREET next to ELLISON LAW OFFICES PARKING LOT
[one_half] In November 2013, K Space Contemporary put on our biggest show ever, Loteria! the Exhibition. 114 artists submitted 130 paintings of Loteria cards that were then displayed in groups of 9, creating 13 giant tablas throughout the gallery.
The “Loteria!” exhibition evolved into a plan for a Corpus Christi version of the game as well as an outdoor mural. Works of art in the exhibition were photographed, catalogued and submitted to a panel of jurors. The jurors selected 54 cards for inclusion in the mural. Twenty-four card paintings each enlarged to a 4’ x 6 ‘ panel were installed in 2014.
The mural entitled Loteria Corpus Christi was dedicated during a ceremony on October 2, 2015 in conjunction with ArtWalk to the Marina Arts District. 34 of the 50 participating artists and a crowd of close to 200 art lovers were in attendance.
The finished size of Loteria Corpus Christi is 56 ft. x 24 ft. It is located on the south wall of the 619 Chaparral St., in downtown Corpus Christi.
Loteria! mural merchandise is available at K Space Contemporary and at the Dia de los Muertos Festival.[/one_half]
[one_half_last]Artists participating in the project are:
Sindi Alvarado, Theresa Alvarez, Chris Anderson, Tony Armadillo, Jennifer Arnold, Grace Barraza-Vega, Courtney Bracco, Mark Bueno (Denver, CO), Steve Burnett, Michael Casarez, Mark Clark (Brownsville), Emilia Curiel (Richmond), Monica Marie Garcia, Amorette Garza, Xavier Garza (San Antonio), Georgia Griffin, Paula Gron, Nola Guarjardo, Lisa Ramirez Harrison (Austin), Jenifer Hartsfield/Martin Molina, LaLisa Hernandez, Laura Jimenez, Lynda Jones, Rebecca Jordan Glum (LA), Gerald Lopez, Brian McDermott, Tracey Meyer (England), Kris Miller, Jimmy Pena, Joe Pena, David Pena, Noe Perez, Matt Peterson, Catrina Phillips, Carol Plumb (Brownsville), Barbra Riley, Arnold Rojas, Matthew Rosas, Ricardo Ruiz, Raychelle Schaudies (Austin), Amanda Shepherd, Tristan Schober, Michelle Smythe, Paul Valadez (Edinburg), Nora Verdin, Cheryl Votzmeyer, Day Wheeler, Tina Wood, Tony Yarbray (Austin, TX), Mayra Viviana Zamora. All artists are from Corpus Christi unless otherwise noted.
The Loteria Corpus Christi mural project was funded by the Hotel Occupancy Tax fund by the City of Corpus Christi through the Arts & Cultural Commission and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts grant.
Additional funding was provided by Southwest Airlines and raised through K Space Contemporary fundraisers in 2014 and 2015 – Dia de los Muertos Festival and WigOut. Additional support provided by Clower Company, Corpus Christi Downtown Management District, Scott Ellison Law Offices, Nueces Lofts, Palacios & Palacios Accountants, Bayfront Plaza Hotel, Axis Tattoo, Max Cochran, Norman Pinson, K Space staff/volunteers Judy Curiel, Wes Hennig, Gerald Lopez, Jimmy Pena, Amanda Shepherd & Cheryl Votzmeyer, and mural installer Pat Webb. Special Thanks to all of our project funders and supporters! [/one_half_last]