Isaac Tapia and Rodrigo Alvarez began working together under the name of ITRA in 2017.
“I don’t see myself doing anything else but painting,” Tapia said.
“I paint to represent my family, my culture,” Alvarez added, “to be represented in those places or spaces that we’re not really welcomed.”
Together, the two have created more than 45 murals and other artworks that adorn Kansas City.
Their story is part of “We Are Latinos II,” a short documentary series by Victor Antillaca that highlights Kansas City’s vibrant Latino community. To learn more about their work, watch the attached video.
The full-length “We Are Latinos II” premiered on Kansas City PBS.
Health Forward Foundation and The Kemper Family Foundations, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee provided support for this program.