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Breathtaking Chalk Murals were created by Hundreds of Chalk Artists on June 20 &...

Breathtaking Chalk Murals were created by Hundreds of Chalk Artists on June 20 & June 21st at Paseo Colorado in Pasadena.

Talented chalk artists from Southern California showcased this unique centuries-old art form & created over 200 amazing chalk murals.

"Street painting goes back to 16th century Italy, when artists were first named “Madonnari.” Often, soldiers returning home from battle would give homage to the Madonna by painting at the steps of village churches and cathedrals. Over the years, prestigious cultural festivals in Europe, North America and South American have become popular attractions for artists, arts lovers and people from all walks of life." (http://lightbringerproject.com/2015/06/pasadena-chalk-festival-this-weekend/)

Kent Twitchell's "Michael Jackson is coming back to the Valley, but he is not co...

Kent Twitchell's "Michael Jackson is coming back to the Valley, but he is not completely here," an exhibition at The Museum of the San Fernando Valley!

Article by Deborah Picker Vankin

MCLA's President, Eric Bjorgum, stands at The Berlin Wall (Los Angeles) by Kent...

MCLA's President, Eric Bjorgum, stands at The Berlin Wall (Los Angeles) by Kent Twitchell's portraits of President Kennedy & President Ronald Reagan. These murals, painted on segments of the original Berlin Wall, are currently displayed at 5900 Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. They were installed in 2009 as part of the Wende’s Wall Project which commemorated the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall (1989).


Join "L.A.'s Mural Renaissance," a panel discussion with several L.A.'s leading...

Join "L.A.'s Mural Renaissance," a panel discussion with several L.A.'s leading muralists presented by MCLA & Couturier Gallery on Thursday 6/25 at 7.30 p.m. (space is limited, free event).



Councilmember Jose Huizar announced today that American legend Kent Twitchell wi...

Councilmember Jose Huizar announced today that American legend Kent Twitchell will be painting an updated image of his "Ed Ruscha Monument," (the original was painted over in 2006). The mural will rise on the exterior of the American Hotel, overlooking Joel Bloom Square, in LA's Downtown Arts District. What a fabulous cultural contribution to the Arts District, to our city, and to the world! Read on:

Thank you reporter Carolina A. Miranda for the great article in Los Angeles Time...

Thank you reporter Carolina A. Miranda for the great article in Los Angeles Times on the "Bicentennial Freedom Mural:"

"Grew up looking at this landmark any time we went to Riverside. Turns out it was designed and painted by students. Now the Army Corps of Engineers wants to get rid of it..." (reporter Carolina Miranda)

BREAKING NEWS: Judge Jesus Bernal stalls mural removal. Less than 24 hours befor...

BREAKING NEWS: Judge Jesus Bernal stalls mural removal.
Less than 24 hours before the 1976 "Bicentennial Freedom Mural" was slated for removal, a US District Court judge issued a restraining order halting any actions at the bicentenial landmark for at least another month. Thanks to the over 9,000 signatories & MCLA's President, attorney Eric Bjorgum, representing the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles and original designer Ronald Kammeyer. Let's keep on fighting to save this mural!

Photo © Carrie Graber
http://www.pe.com/articles/mural-769112-corps-judge.html


200 Years of Freedom Mural in Corona, CA

At 7:00 p.m. on June 3, 2015, Hon. Jesus G. Bernal, a United States District Court judge sitting in Riverside, issued a temporary restraining order that forbids the Army Corps of Engineers from taking “any action that could alter, desecrate, destroy or modify in any way” the 200 Years of Freedom Mural. The Court is set to have another hearing on July 13, 2015.

We're looking forward to another great mural tour collaboration with our friends...

We're looking forward to another great mural tour collaboration with our friends at DTLA Art Walk, Saturday 6/6 (11 a.m.). Free to MCLA's existing members; $20 non-members (includes a 1-year membership to MCLA and 1-year of free mural tours). Meeting place: Grand Central Market on the Hill side. Get tickets at www.muralconservancy.org/store (click the "donate" button).
RSVP to: jbarnes@muralconservancy.org
Hope to see you there!


MCLA's President, Eric Bjorgum, was interviewed by KTLA 5 News on 6/1 as MCLA co...

MCLA's President, Eric Bjorgum, was interviewed by KTLA 5 News on 6/1 as MCLA continues to work on saving the over 120,000 sq ft “Bicentennial Freedom Mural” created by Corona High School Students in 1976. The mural is seeing by 250,000 daily. Over 10,000 people have signed the petition to professionally restore the mural, but unfortunately, the Army Corps Of Engineers said they will destroy the mural come June 4th! Stay tuned…"

http://ktla.com/2015/06/01/lawsuit-filed-to-stop-removal-of-bicentennial-mural-from-prado-dam/

Photos © 2015 Gilbert Ortiz Photography