Category Archive: 'Public Art'
KCET SoCal > Departures > Land of Sunshine > Writing on the Wall > SPARC Celebrates 35 Years of Social Movements by Ed Fuentes There they were. SPARC’s Judith Baca and Debra Padilla walking up Broadway during the 2006 Walk-Out, joining the protest to proposed immigration laws. It was another movement that Baca was in the middle of, a list that includes leading mural [...]
THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ______________________________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2012 President Obama to Establish César E. Chávez National Monument On October 8th, 2012, President Obama will travel to Keene, California to announce the establishment of the César E. Chávez National Monument. Years in the making, the monument – which will [...]
Exhibition The Legacy Of The Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company: More Than A Business through March 3, 2013Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
From the California African American Museum website: On July 23, 1925, under the leadership of William Nickerson, Jr., Norman O. Houston and George Beavers, Jr., Golden State Guarantee Fund Insurance Company began in a one room office at 1412 Central Avenue. Within three months they had outgrown that space and moved to a storeroom at [...]
Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros began the mural era in Los Angeles in 1932 with his painting of América Tropical on the south façade of the second story of the Italian Hall in El Pueblo. The mural depicts a native crucified on a double cross, with what the artist called an “American imperialist eagle” stretching [...]
SoCal > Departures > Land of Sunshine > Green Justice > RIP Bud Goldstone, the Hero Who Saved Watts Towers Green Justice RIP Bud Goldstone, the Hero Who Saved Watts Towers by Robert Garcia on September 14, 2012 3:08 PM Bud Goldstone (1926-2012), a former aerospace engineer who worked for over 50 years to save [...]
Please join the Chicano Park Mural Restoration Project in San Diego on Saturday, August 25th to celebrate the newly restored murals.
The 28+ acre site of Griffith Park on the East Bank of the Los Angeles River should be the next great urban park in Los Angeles. Councilmen Tom LaBonge and Ed Reyes recently introduced a motion to have the city do a study to determine what land might be available there to create open space. The people have already done such a study to jump start the greening of the L.A. River.
Here are Michael Schnorr’s last two restored murals from the Chicano Park Restoration Project in San Diego, courtesy of Ricardo Duffy. * * * Ricardo Duffy writes: It is a great loss to the community of Southern California’s artists and citizens. Michael Schnorr portrayed in his aesthetic ideas about the human struggles for equality, respect [...]