Deportation of Mexicans

Giclee Prints of Original Great Wall of LA Drawings

The Great Wall of Los Angeles is one of Los Angeles’ true cultural landmarks and one of the country’s most respected and largest monuments to inter-racial harmony. SPARC’s first public art project and its true signature piece, the Great Wall is a landmark pictorial representation of the history of ethnic peoples of California from prehistoric times to the 1950’s, conceived by SPARC’S artistic director and founder Judith F. Baca. After many years, the mural has suffered extensive damage due to sun exposure and lack of restoration funds. Repair and repainting of the largest monument to interracial harmony in America resumed in October 2009 and will startup again in the summer of 2010. SPARC has recruited a team made up of muralists, UCLA students and community youth, some include Great Wall alumni from the original 400 youth workers of thirty years ago.

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