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Mural Ordinance Meeting at Lala Gallery 
February 7, 2012

With real progress on the horizon and united by a common cause, muralists and art advocates gathered at Lala Gallery in Downtown's Art District to help bring the mural ordinance to life. MCLA was present to document and participate in the dialogue. Panel Featured: Shepard Fairey, Saber MSK AWR, City Planner Tanner Blackman, LA Freewalls Curator Danial Lahoda, LA City Council Members Jan Perry (CD9) and José Huizar (CD14).

(Image shown above © Ed Fuentes, 2012)

MCLA on ABC 7, Eye on LA's "Classic L.A."
February 11, 2012 
MCLA's Executive Director (Isabel Rojas-Williams) spoke with ABC 7, Eye on LA's correspondant Tina Malave about our city’s dynamic mural history. Rojas-Williams discussed how “Los Angeles is one of the most spectacular open-air museums in the world. It's a huge open canvas. Its diverse. It's rich and it's unique. The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles' mission is to preserve and to document the murals of Los Angeles, to keep the legacy alive…”

(Image © Ian Robertson-Salt, 2012 )

Whittier College/ MCLA/ Estrada Courts Mural Tour
February 14, 2012 
MCLA was joined by students from Whittier College for a tour of the historic Estrada Courts Murals. We were honored to have muralists David Botello and Ernesto de la Loza share their experiences as some of the first artists to have painted at historical Estrada Courts in the 1970's, the birth of the Chicano Mural Art Movement.

Group photo: David Botello and Whittier College students & faculty next to Botello's "Dreams of Flight."
(Image © Hanh Nguyen, 2012)
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New Mural in Culver City Inspired by Siqueiros
Febrary 19 2012 

With passion and love for their murals, an amazing number of Muralists, Graffiti artists, and mural advocates came together to paint and to support each other in the birth of a new chapter in muralism in Los Angeles, shown in a colorful explosion that pays homage to David Alfaro Siqueiros (Culver City, CA, 2/19/12). 
(Image © Isabel Rojas-Williams, 2012)
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Murals in the News: 

The Most Expensive Wall Painting Ever? 
The Independent  | February 3, 2012 | Stephan Foley 

Occupy L.A. Asks the City to Return Its Murals
The Atlantic | February 7, 2012  |John Metcalfe 

Broadway Elementary in Venice Unveils Art Therapy Mural 
Venice Patch | February 15, 2012 | Paul Chevez 

Historic Mural Unveiled 
EasyReader | February 17, 2012 | Robb Fulcher 

How & Nosm, German Graffiti Wounder Twins 
LA Weekly | February 17, 2012 | Shelley Leopold 

Mural Ordinance Public Meeting Period Does Not End Quietly 
KCET: Departures | February 21, 2012 | Ed Fuentees

February Artist of the Month: Vibul Wonprasat

When asked where he draws his inspiration, Wonprasat says, "I appreciate the beautiful nature and mankind culture. Those subjects inspired my paintings." 

Read his entire interview here
Pictured above: "East Meets West", 1991