“Caniceria” means “butcher shop,” so the pig and birds in this mural probably aren’t long for this world, despite the pig’s jaunty hat. Of course, we see other things you can get at La Mexicana Market, like agua fresca and tortillas. The picture above is part of a larger work (see below) that includes some of the usual themes of cacti and Old Mexico often found on Mexican grocery stores and restaurants. The mural is signed “Vera 2014,” which is short for Jose G. Vera-Gonzalez, who seems to do a fair amount of art for local Mexican restaurants, mostly indoors. This is the first example of his work on this blog, but there will no doubt be more. As I have noted before, the artists who decorate Hispanic and other ethnic businesses in town are important contributors to Nashville’s visual fabric, but they don’t get the same attention as the artists usually featured in “best Nashville murals” articles. Don’t you want your picture taken with that pig?
Located at 989 Murfreesboro Road. There is a fair amount of parking at the market.
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