Coronel Pringles, Argentina. Conceived and designed by Veronica Iriarte, the Basque mural covers current topics such as the promotion of dialogue, understanding, respect, and gender non-violence. The painting was painted with Basque and Spanish words by Belén Aduriz, Adriana Bermúdez, Obdulia Gaztelu, Mary Irigoyen, Soledad Laurencena, María Olasagastia and Verónica Iriarte herself. The project also had the support of members of the board of directors, club members, and members of the Alaia Choir along with “friends of friends of the Basque club.”
Some of the volunteer artists in the middle of painting the mural
As Juanita Zubizarreta, club president, told EuskalKultura.eus, the idea came from a group of young people from the club and consists of creating three murals for the city. “Due to the health situation, for now only the first has been carried out, which due to the restrictions imposed by the pandemic and climate issues, it took longer than expected, but work was finally concluded last weekend,” Zubizarreta said.
The Basque mural in Coronel Pringles, can be viewed in the middle of the city (Belgrano Street, between Dorrego and Rivadavia). It also recovers a place of visibility of the Basques, having as a part of the motif the phrase “Lor dezagun gure onena,” (let’s achieve the best of us) as well as in its Spanish version. In addition to the oak with its typical leaves, and the txapelas, you can also see the Argentine flag and the Ikurriña.