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  • A.J. Gomez is creating spray-paint art in Visalia

    Graffiti artist Arturo "A.J." Gomez of Orosi is switching gears by doing commissioned murals. Here, he works on a wall for The Miracle League of Visalia. Gomez was arrested three years ago for putting graffiti on private property. "I love street art, but I want to be recognized as a legitimate artist," he says.

Graffiti artist Arturo "A.J." Gomez of Orosi is switching gears by doing commissioned murals. Here, he works on a wall for The Miracle League of Visalia. Gomez was arrested three years ago for putting graffiti on private property. "I love street art, but I want to be recognized as a legitimate artist," he says. Eric Paul Zamora ezamora@fresnobee.com
Graffiti artist Arturo "A.J." Gomez of Orosi is switching gears by doing commissioned murals. Here, he works on a wall for The Miracle League of Visalia. Gomez was arrested three years ago for putting graffiti on private property. "I love street art, but I want to be recognized as a legitimate artist," he says. Eric Paul Zamora ezamora@fresnobee.com

Orosi graffiti artist goes legit, now does commissioned murals

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