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SPARC Launches New Online Store!

 shop.sparcinla.org The new and improved online store features multiple collections: The Duron Gallery (currently When She Rises) The Gift Shop Sugar Press Limited Edition Prints Nisha K. Sethi Artist Merchandise  NenaSoulfly Artist Merchandise  When She Rises Merchandise  You can now purchase original works of art from the When She Rises exhibition, WSR merchandise (jackets, pins, stickers, etc),…

Undocumented Stories: A Multimedia Exhibit
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Undocumented Stories: A Multimedia Exhibit

Exhibit Description: The Dream Resource Center (DRC) launched Undocumented Stories, an exhibit curated by UCLA students, DRC staff, and SolArt on January 24, 2017. Undocumented Stories utilizes storytelling to uplift the lived experiences of the undocumented immigrant community and highlight how they have built a movement to change policies impacting higher education, access to healthcare, and deportation proceedings. Undocumented Stories also include stories…

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JUDY BACA BOOK BY ANNA INDYCH LOPEZ IS NOW AVAILABLE!

This is a stunning new book on Judy Baca written by Anna Indych-Lopez from the A Ver Series: UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.  “This book, long overdue, gives us insight into how Baca’s traits of curiosity, problem solving, and passionate inquiry have served her goal of justice through the arts.” It is now available for purchase, so make sure…

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Hot off the presses!

BACA: Art, Collaboration & Mural Making by Mario Ontiveros essays by Anna Indych-López, Andrea Lepage, Amalia Mesa-Bains, and Carlos Rogel foreword by Judith F. Baca   For the first time in one volume, scholars from across America write about Judith F. Baca and The Great Wall of Los Angeles. Their captivating text explores the “why” of the world’s longest…

SPARC Selected as an Arts Community Partner of  LAUSD Arts Education Branch!
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SPARC Selected as an Arts Community Partner of LAUSD Arts Education Branch!

  Through the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Art Education Branch’s Arts Community Network (ACN) Program led by Executive Director Rory Pullens, SPARC has been awarded a contract to work in the most underserved schools on the arts equity index to provide after-school and in-school art workshops. This Spring, the Watts students of the…

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Culminating Performances and Exhibition at JB Arts: Spring 2017

Earlier this year, SPARC was selected to be an Arts Community Partner through LAUSD Arts Education Branch’s Arts Community Network (ACN) Program led by Executive Director, Rory Pullens. The Arts Community partnership allows SPARC to bring arts education programming to the most underserved schools on the arts equity index. This Spring semester, SPARC served 353…

Celebrating 20 Years of the UCLA/SPARC Digital Mural Lab!
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Celebrating 20 Years of the UCLA/SPARC Digital Mural Lab!

20 Years of The UCLA/SPARC Digital Mural Lab showcases a sampling of projects that highlight instruction, community organizing, research and artistic production.  These projects are emblematic of partnerships with nonprofit advocacy groups, civic institutions, public schools and municipalities that provide students, artists, academics and community members an alternative model for articulating community needs.  The images in…

Help SPARC remain responsive to our communities.
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Help SPARC remain responsive to our communities.

Support another 40 years of art, political action, and social justice by contributing to SPARC today. SPARC has remained at the forefront of advocacy through the arts since 1976, beginning with our most well known artwork, The Great Wall of Los Angeles. Since then, the organization has been at the forefront of designing and implementing…

In solidarity with our Social Service Organizations
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In solidarity with our Social Service Organizations

SPARC connected with actions being organized by National Day Laborer Organizing Network, Central American Resource Center and IDEPSCA to strategize with the creative community and plan actions SPARC can be a part of. This is a preliminary effort to mobilize our leadership and encourage other like minded arts organizations to stand in solidarity with social…

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Action Art Organizing Page Loading… Google Drive Document https://goo.gl/cMVeMs Google Drive Folder (TBD) File Transfer Platform http://www.wetransfer.com Send files to carlos@sparcinla.org SPARC Digital/Mural Lab The Social and Public Art Resource Center 685 Venice Blvd., Venice CA 90291 Cross Street: Pisani (Plenty of parking available in the back)     Previous March: GALLERY OF VISUAL IMAGERY…

CityWide Mural Program Blog Archive

Johanna Poethig returns to LA to digitally restore her iconic mural

Through SPARC’s CityWide Mural Program, preservation of “Calle de la Eternidad” originally painted in 1992 as part of SPARC’s Neighborhood Pride Mural Program, is now going through a digital restoration in our UCLA@SPARC Digital/Mural Lab. Since the original facade of the building was demolished, so was the mural. SPARC’s intent is to bring this iconic mural…

Los De Abajo Printmaking Collective and Guest Artists: Humanizing Migration and Borders through Printmaking
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Los De Abajo Printmaking Collective and Guest Artists: Humanizing Migration and Borders through Printmaking

  In their exhibit “Division: Reflections and Shadows”, which opened on June 25, 2016 in the Durón Gallery at SPARC, the Los de Abajo Printmaking Collective along with guest artists explore the impact and establishment of divisive forces through the radical medium of printmaking. Art is often used as a medium for conversation, a vehicle…

Judy Baca News

20 Portraits completed by students at the LAUSD Judy Baca Arts Academy

The Judy Baca Arts Academy represents the tremendous potential for creative learning endeavors within the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). We believe that academic preparedness means placing art, creativity and self-exploration at the center of the scholastic journey. The Emancipation Project, a collaboration between University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and the Judy Baca…

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Engaging Communities in the 50th Anniversary of the Watts Riots – SPARC Mural Project

With support from the Department of Cultural Affairs Los Angeles, the office of City Councilman Joe Buscaino, and Los Angeles Unified School District As a part of pursuing the Watts 50th Anniversary project, members of the SPARC team have been working closely with the community group I Heart Watts. Our collaboration has become a meaningful…