Artist restores San Antonio mural dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (WOAI) —
Martin Luther King Jr.'s messages have lived here since 2013. "I think the message is loud and clear for what he stood for."
Hope, love, peace and unity.
"It means to me a time of coming together," said pastor Classie Wilson.
Open spaces for younger volunteers to add what it means to them. "People of color didn't have rights but through Christ all things are possible and now we have rights."
"That freedom to add personal messages."
David Blancas painted the mural five years ago on the family-owned Greater Faith Institutional church.
"It made me feel like I'm leaving a legacy just like Martin Luther King did," Blancas said.
But the mural isn't as colorful as it once was. Which brings Blancas back today. "It was time to come back and touch him up," Blancas said.
With the help from artists of all ages more people will stop and stare.
"Give it more color, make it vibrant," Blancas said. So the message is louder and clearer and his legacy is still bright in the future.
"It means a lot to people," Blancas said. "I'm not leaving until I'm satisfied with him."