Chicos and Capulin

The mural was created by David Montgomery and is entitled “Chicos and Capulin” celebrating the unique culture, traditions, and agricultural heritage of the San Luis Valley. Ribbon cutting attendees celebrate the addition of “Chicos and Capulin” to the downtown mosaic of Alamosa. Courtesy photos

New mural unveiled downtown

ALAMOSA— The newest portion of downtown art in Alamosa was unveiled on Wednesday. David Montgomery, Sally Lopez of Papers of Distinction and the City of Alamosa came together to add the mural “Chicos and Capulin” to Centennial Park south of Papers of Distinction on State Street.  The mural was funded with a $11,400 Colorado Creative Corps American Rescue Plan Grant. The Colorado Creative Corps ARP Grant provides funds to individual artists for specific, definable projects that connect artists and organizations to local initiatives.
The mural depicts the traditional harvesting and roasting of corn the gathering of chokecherries and Rosehips. According to the the mural, harvesting harkens to a time when communities came together for mutual prosperity and is ancestral to all cultures. It also represents the latest mural addition to downtown in the last 30 years.
Artist David Montgomery has been painting in the San Luis Valley for almost 50 years and believes the sense of awe that he perceives in the intense, natural beauty of the wild landscape is essential to his life and his work.


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