Sandy Carson

Best Ode to the (Namesake of the) Road on Which It Resides

Rayo de Esperanza

Right outside the Terrazas Branch Library she looms. The César E. Chávez Memorial Project – awarded by the city of Austin Art in Public Places program to Connie Arismendi and Laura Garanzuay – is a literal nighttime beacon as brilliant as its potential to inspire hope. Like a (no disrespect intended) bat signal to justice, freedom, and equality, this soaring United Farm Workers phoenix ignites the night and reminds us that: ¡Sí se puede! … because yes we did! And with due diligence and the dedication to create a better world, yes, we will again!

Austin Art in Public Places
301 W. Second, 512/974-9314
www.cityofaustin.org/aipp

Terrazas Branch Library
1105 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/472-7312
www.cityofaustin.org/library

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