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Literacy, 1989

By Roderick Sykes
L.A.U.S.D. Maintenance Building
1406 South Highland Ave. (at Pico Blvd.)
Los Angeles

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Roderick Sykes has been involved in local community arts since 1970. he is the co-founder of St. Elmo Village, a neighborhood-based arts center in the mid-Wilshire are.

ABOUT THE MURAL

The mural depicts three faces, that of an African-American, an Asiana-American and a Latino, meant as a celebration of the ethnic diversity in Los Angeles. It emphasizes the importance of literacy, creativity and the role of the community in education.

CURRENT CONDITION

Whitewashed by CalTrans after 90 day notification to artist to remove graffiti.

LOCATION


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