Loteria! the Mural

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LOTERIA CORPUS CHRISTI

LOCATED AT: 619 CHAPARRAL STREET next to ELLISON LAW OFFICES PARKING LOT

In November 2013, K Space Contemporary put on our biggest show ever, Loteria! the Exhibition. 114 South Texas artists submitted 130 original designs of Loteria cards that were then displayed in groups of 9, creating 13 giant tablas (game cards) 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 (Phase I).

LoteriaCC_Game_SM_CIRCLE_WHTThe remaining 30 panels were installed in September 2015 (Phase II) to complete the full deck of Loteria cards.

The mural entitled Loteria Corpus Christi was dedicated during a ceremony on October 2, 2015 to the Marina Arts District in conjunction with ArtWalk.  34 participating artists, building owners Dottie & Jill Clower, mural installer Pat Webb, K Space Board of Directors and staff, and a crowd of 200 friends, neighbors and art lovers were in attendance.

The finished size of Loteria Corpus Christi is 52 ft. x 24 ft. It is located on the south wall of the former Kress Five & Dime Store building at 619 Chaparral St., in downtown Corpus Christi.  It is one of the largest public works of art in the city.

Loteria Corpus Christi mural merchandise is available at K Space Contemporary, Dia de los Muertos Festival, Art Museum of South Texas and Marina Holiday Inn gift shop.

Artists participating in the project are listed below.  All artists are from Corpus Christi unless otherwise noted.

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, TX), 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 (Houston/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.

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The Loteria Corpus Christi mural project was made possible through funding provided in 2014 and 2015 from the Hotel Occupancy Tax fund by the City of Corpus Christi through the Arts & Cultural Commission and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (Challenge America Fast Track & Art Works).

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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 Jennifer Arnold, Judy Curiel, Wes Hennig, Gerald Lopez, Jimmy Pena, Amanda Shepherd, Cheryl Votzmeyer, Day Wheeler and mural installer Pat Webb. Special Thanks to all of our project funders and supporters!