Art project connects Latino communities in Contra Costa County

Profile of a woman in long dark hair a dark open coat, her hands in her jeans pocket standing in a gallery looking at a canvas with brown barklike strokes under a canopy of wooden green plants.

Unlike some still art, the bright and geometric vines of Bay Area-born muralist Richard Muro Salazar’s piece “Pahtiā” appear to be devouring the rest of the flat, rust-colored painting. And that’s exactly what the artist wants.  “We are now in the time of climate change, so I want to bring back more elements that stick…

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