Yu Zhang

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Mural portrays little-known figure in Arizona history

PHOENIX – Two local artists, Hugo Medina and Darrin Armijo-Wardle, took a six-month journey to discover more about a little-known figure with a colorful Arizona history: Malinda Curtis, whose birthdate is unknown but died in 1910. The difficult part was the work it took to uncover a mystery.

The Malinda Curtis mural celebrates a woman who was lost to Arizona history. (Photo courtesy of Downtown Phoenix Inc.)

The Malinda mural is on the Renaissance Hotel mural on the alley between First and Central avenues. (Photo by Yu Zhang/Cronkite News)

Two local artists, Hugo Medina and Darrin Armijo-Wardle, look for the right sprays for the Malinda Curtis mural. (Photo courtesy of Downtown Phoenix Inc.)

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