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MCLA Mural Tour with Vista Robles Charity League

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Vista Robles National Charity League Mural Tour
June 13th 2012

On June 13th, the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles hosted a mural tour in the Downtown L.A. Arts District for the Vista Robles National Charity League. The National Charity League is a philanthropic organization committed to community service and whose mission is to foster mother-daughter relationships through leadership development and cultural experiences. After the tour, they were able to visit the studio of Kent Twitchell and learn more about the mural making process. 

(Photo © Erté deGarces, 2012)

MCLA’s Executive Director was honored at City Hall 
June 13th 2012

Our Executive Director, Isabel Rojas-Williams, was honored by City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works, for her many contributions to the 2012 Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month. She was awarded with a certificate for her involvement and many years of volunteer service. Rojas-Williams works regularly with the Asian American Heritage Committee, as well as the Latino Heritage Committee and African American Committee.  
MCLA ED Isabel Rojas-Williams is Honored at City Hall
(Left: City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works,
Chairs John Choi and June Lagmay,
Right: Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio R. Villaraigosa) 

Mural Tour for new MCLA Members
July 30 2012 

This month was the kickoff for MCLA’s membership tour for new and returning members. This tour was free to MCLA members, or came with a free membership if purchased with a mural tour ticket. The tour introduced the members to some of the newest public art available in Los Angeles. MCLA will be hosting numerous member tours in the future, so keep posted if you are interested in being involved. 

Image © Hal Fedora, 2012
(Image © Hal Fedora , 2012 )

Murals in the News:

Mural Dedicated At Washington. . .
Pasadena Star News | Janette Williams | June 13th 2012
‘Eternal’ Mural Meets Its Makers
KCET Departures | Ed Fuentes| June 15th 2012
Artist David Legaspi, Muralist in Venice and . . .
Venice Patch | Jessica E. Davis | June 18th 2012 
Property and Artists’ Rights at Odds Over . . .
EPG News | Gloria Angelina Castillo | June 21st 2012 

Public Hearing on Final Mural Ordinance To Be Held July 12
KCET Departures | Ed Fuentes | June 28 2012

Artist of the Month: Eliseo Art Silva

Eliseo Art Silva  
In regards to a memorable response to his work: " A lot things have been said about this mural, but the most moving ones were when they say that, “the first time I saw your mural I found myself in tears.” They were moved to tears when they saw it. Some people say, “I would come here, in a year, probably five times just to inspire myself.” They find themselves spending an hour just looking at the mural just trying to nourish spiritually. So that’s the highest complement for me is for people to get moved to tears in front of my work. " 

Read his entire interview here. Watch his interview here

Pictured above is Eliseo Art Silva and his mural Filipino Americans: A Glorious History, A Golden Legacy.