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Pope of Broadway Dedication (1/24/2017)

On January 24, 2017, the MCLA and Councilman Jose Huizar celebrated the restoration and re-dedication of Eloy Torrez's massive "Pope of Broadway" mural (on 3rd Street between Broadway and Spring streets), depicting Anthony Quinn.  The restoration was completed by Torrez himself and Art Mortimer, working throughout the summar of 2016.  The project was made possible by a generous donation by the Greenland Group; the funding was secured by MCLA's former executive director Isabel Rojas-Williams. Speaking at the dedication were Councilman Jose Huizar, actor Edward James Olmos, Valentina Castellani-Quinn, Eloy Torrez, Danielle Brazell from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, and Eric Bjorgum for MCLA. 

 

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


On Saturday 6/6, Couturier Gallery, embracing LA’s culture, is presenting "L.A....

On Saturday 6/6, Couturier Gallery, embracing LA’s culture, is presenting "L.A. Muralists: In Their Studios ll," an exhibition showcasing pioneer muralists, mid-career, and emerging artists, thereby giving a new generation of artists the opportunity to connect with some of LA’s most prominent public artists. 10% of the proceeds will benefit The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles. Looking forward to seeing you there & thank you for your support!

What: L.A. Muralists: In Their Studios ll
When: June 6th, 6-8pm (opening reception)
Where: Couturier Gallery, 166 N. La Brea Ave, LA 90036
Who: Angelina Christina,David Botello, Pablo Cristi, Wayne Healy, Judithe Hernández, Alex "Defer" Kizu, Kofie, Lydia Emily, Kent Twitchell, John Valadez, and Richard Wyatt


Join us at another great mural tour of DTLA Arts District, a collaboration with...

Join us at another great mural tour of DTLA Arts District, a collaboration with our wonderful friends at Cornerstone Theater Company on Saturday May 30th (2-3.30 p.m.) & part of Pop Up Park events in the Arts District!


This great group rode the metrotrain from Laguna to enjoy LA's great weather and...

This great group rode the metrotrain from Laguna to enjoy LA's great weather and our historic murals around Plaza Olvera. It was great to have Chris, El Pueblo's GM, talk to our tour!