Mar 25, 2024 - News

🎨 1 touch-up to go

John Fisher refreshing his East Austin mural.

John Fisher refreshing his East Austin mural on Saturday. Photo: Asher Price/Axios

Artist John Fisher is spending weekends this year retouching his masterful 1986 mural, painted on the side of the Carver Branch Library.

Why it matters: "Voyage to Soulsville," is a vibrant meditation on Black history and culture.

  • At the top of the image is Mahala Murchison who, at age 10, was perhaps the first recorded enslaved person in Travis County.

The bottom line: One could spend a long time absorbed in the moving, beautiful mural, dedicated to those who died on the Middle Passage.

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