Patria, Será Porque Quisiera Que Vueles, Que Sigue Siendo Tuyo Mi Vuelo
As an award-winning artist, educator, and social activist, Betsy Casañas has dedicated her practice to empowering neighborhoods through murals that fuse the historical and contemporary imagery of their communities. To date, she has created more than 40 murals and mosaics across the world. Casañas is also a cofounder of the grassroots arts initiative Semilla Arts and owns and manages A Seed on Diamond Gallery. Both organizations aim to connect underserved communities in Philadelphia with the visual and performing arts.
This mural was created in partnership with the Rich Family Foundation and the Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York. Funding for this project was provided by the Rich Family Foundation and M&T Bank. Extraordinary support was provided by the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Buffalove Development, and countless volunteer painters.