Mija, Yes you can founder Iris Lopez | Photo by Andres Acosta – El Paso Herald Post
A mural honoring El Paso’s own Iris Lopez was unveiled Monday afternoon.
The weather forecaster for ABC-7, who uses her platform to advocate for mental health and female empowerment founded “Mija, Yes You Can,” to encourage of women of all ages to achieve great things and to support local non-profits helping the community.
Lopez was chosen as the subject for the Estrella Jalisco’s Artist in Residence program. She shares that “Mija, Yes you can,” alongside The Mija Project, was created by women for women.
“Through our organization we aim at supporting other non-profits, provide scholarships for women of all ages, create workshops and conferences for students and professionals and provide resources for women nationwide,” Lopez added.
The mural honoring Lopez is the second to be created in El Paso from the brand – the first was revealed last week by artist Cimi and it honored artist and attorney Patrick Gabaldon.
El Paso artist Martin “Blaster” Zubia revealed the mural he created honoring El Paso native Iris Lopez on Monday. Iris, as well as the rest of The Mijas were in attendance as the mural was revealed to her for the first time.
Blaster, a member of Artspace, has been painting murals for 27 years and is motivated to show the public how to appreciate graffiti as an art form.
Via their Artist in Residence Program, Estrella Jalisco is on a mission to bring color and brightness to 100 communities in the U.S.
The Mexican beer brand commissioned local artists to create larger than life murals in Los Angeles, Phoenix, El Paso, and San Diego commemorating the work of people going above and beyond to improve the lives of others in the community.