Mural painted by Mario Martinez and members of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, summer 1999
Yaqui Mural Project
During the first half of 1999, the Yaqui
community produced a series of panels depicting their social,
cultural, economic, and political contributions to Scottsdale.
The subject matter of the murals came from interviews
conducted by Yaqui youth with community elders. The San
Francisco artist Mario Martinez, a native of the village of
Penjamo in the Scottsdale area, returned home to work with the
community on the murals.
Project documentation in a large beautifully bound
album comprises a 10-page written report, several flyers and event
programs, newspaper and magazine coverage, a press release, four
color photos of the mural, four color photos of young artists at
work, two photographs of Mario Martinez, 11 historical photographs
of Yaqui elders; and a twelve-minute video about Yaqui culture in
Originally submitted by: Matt Salmon, Representative (1st District).
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