Latinx Student Cultural Center
104 Forsyth St.
Boston, MA 02115
Precita Eyes Muralists
We Are All Streams Leading to the Same River
Sept. 25–Oct. 12, 2016
An artist and muralist of 57 years, Susan Kelk Cervantes is the founder of Precita Eyes Muralists in San Francisco, one of the few community mural arts centers in the country. Through Precita Eyes, she has developed an inclusive process for community-directed mural making.
When Cervantes and artists from Precita Eyes came to Northeastern for a two-week residency, they collaborated with more than 100 students and community members to design and paint a mural on three sides of the Latinx Student Cultural Center on Forsyth Street.
“We see it as a gift. It’s not ours; it belongs to the people here.”
—Susan Kelk Cervantes, on the mural she created at Northeastern
Cervantes grew up in Dallas before moving to San Francisco as a teenager to continue her art education. Her work includes more than 400 murals, as well as studio paintings, mosaics, painted ceramic tiles, and bronze relief.