Iconic Postcard Mural Comes to Corpus
● By Kirby Tello
Words by: Kirby Tello
The art scene is exploding in downtown Corpus Christi. While our sparkling city by the bay has always had an artistic undercurrent, in the last few years murals and street art have popped up all over town. Speaking of which, you might have noticed a new burst of color on your way down Mesquite Street recently. From the artist who brought us the Sea Turtle mural located on the Braswell Building, also on Mesquite Street, comes the iconic “Greetings from” postcard mural that is recognizable across many cities in the United States.
The artist, Jeremy Flores of Cre8ive Cultures, along with the owners of the building, Richline Technical Services, who are celebrating their 17th year in business in the Coastal Bend, wanted to honor all the iconic scenes that define Corpus Christi. Highlighted in each of the letters are scenes like the Harbor Bridge, the Lexington, Surfing Jesus, the sunrise at Bob Hall Pier, and most famously, Selena.
The mural dons the north facing wall of the Richline Technical Services building whose owners sought out Jeremy after being inspired by a trip to Chile. The bursts of colors throughout the Chilean landscape of houses and murals made them want to bring some of that flavor back to the Coastal Bend. “We also hope this will add fuel to the fire of the mural and arts popping up around downtown Corpus Christi,” says Josh Richline, owner of Richline Technical Services. “We hope that all who see it will feel a sense of pride in Corpus Christi.”
This mural certainly adds to the rich artistic culture that is Corpus Christi, and Jeremy Flores has a mission to see it continue to thrive. His art supply store, Cre8tive Culture is Corpus’ first locally owned art supply store and learning center. Its goal is to help teach young people the fundamentals of art.
Be sure to go take a selfie in front of this awesome mural! It's even more gorgeous around sunset.