From the Ground Up / Desde Las Raices

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Artist: Directed by Tirso Araiza, designed by True Colors Mural Project students, with Eduardo Pineda. Painting assistance from Juana Alicia, Rob Gibson, Miguel "Bounce" Perez, Nadya Voynovskaya and Community Volunteers.

Location: Basement Atrium of Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street

City: Berkeley

Date Painted: 2014

Date Photographed: 2017

Photographer: William Newton

Image License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Link to Original Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/wnewton/38988250181

Description: Tree with scene both above and below ground visible. Above ground: farmer's market in front of hills. People walking and shopping, acrobats, people doing magic tricks, paletero, person on cell phone, cat, break dancers. Moe's Books, tile mosaic. Below ground, everything is in shades of brown. Historical scenes of Berkeley protests including disability rights activists, Ed Roberts, Angela Davis, protestors with signs about Civil Rights, Tommie Smith and John Carlos giving Black Power salutes at the Olympics, Black Panther (Bayard Rustin?) holding up fist, MLK and Malcom X in the background, gay rights protestors.

Notes: Panel of a much larger mural. Student Artists: Vivian Allen, Dante K. Alnas-Benson, Natalie I. Contreras, Alyn A. Esnel, Angelica M. Foreman, Sara Freeman, Zachary A. Klusty, Bee Marrone, Andrea Melendez, Caitlin Moore, Michelle Munyer, T.A., Luke T. Nemy, Arielle C. Ramanda, Heather S. Reaney, Param Sharma, Shanna M. Strange, Benjamin Triana, Amanda B. Walker, Jan A. Zawislanski.

More details about the project: https://truecolorsmuralproject.wordpress.com/2014/09/02/899/