English/Spanish. Entering the Marlo Cuevas-Balandran activity center, one is automatically stunned at the artistic beauty of Andy Valdivia’s muralism and the smell of fiesta preparations. This building is considered a jewel for the Mexican American community. Valdivia’s murals transforms the building from an activity center into a gallery thereby encrusting the history of Mexican American history of Kansas onto the walls. Valdivia’s mural covers over a century of Mexican American history ranging from Mexicans in WWII, to the construction of churches, to activism and so forth.