Commission Sam Cervantes for a Second (paid) Mural in Aurora, Illinois

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Commission Sam Cervantes for a Second (paid) Mural in Aurora, Illinois

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N A started this petition to Mayor Richard Irvin

In early October 2018, Sam Cervantes aka ROGUE1 of the TBA Crew painted an absolutely amazing mural on the east wall of La France bakery on Galena Blvd in Aurora, Illinois. Sam, an Aurora native, took an otherwise ordinary wall and quickly turned it into a landmark for an entire city of over 200,000 people. It is not just a two dimensional mural on a wall. It is an interactive piece of artwork that looks stunning on its own, but was actually designed to make every one of its viewers an active participant in the art itself. SAM’S art, directly from his mind to the wall in about two weeks time. It is not simply eye candy and foot traffic for an otherwise forgotten part of the downtown area, it is a wholly unique style of art that literally any city in the world would be lucky to have. 

However, at the same time, the city of Aurora commissioned two other artists, neither from Aurora, to also do art pieces/installations within the city. But those two artists were fully paid for their work where Sam was not. He did receive a grant, and I am not at all associated to Sam, but I can imagine it was appreciated as he is known to be a very humble and kind person. 

This petition is NOT an attack on the City of Aurora or the mayor, Richard Irvin. I believe the city commends Mayor Irvin on letting Sam FINALLY paint that wall after all these years, legally! ;) But rather a petition for the City of Aurora, Illinois and Mayor Irvin to commission Sam Cervantes to create another mural in the city and this time, to be paid for his work taking into consideration what he has brought to this city, the same as the other two artists are being paid. 

Either way, the objective is for the people of Aurora, the art community, the hip hop community and the city government to work together in order to progress the vision of a city rich in both art and history, old and new. 

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