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Esperanza Mural dedication

 Esperanza Mural dedication   (April 16, 2014), Venice, CA   On Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2pm-5pm at 685 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA  90291 (Old Venice Police Station), SPARC’s historic headquarters since 1977 – SPARC presents the dedication of the Esperanza mural, in honor of the Harbor City Workers featuring live music, D.J. and food vendors from…

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World Wall Canadian Partners win huge victory in Tsilhqot’in Territory

First Nations Celebrate Federal Rejection of New Prosperity Mine proposal This must now be the end to 20-year effort to turn pristine area into open-pit disaster Tsilhqot’in Territory, BC (February 27, 2014): Yesterday’s federal decision to reject the New Prosperity Gold-Copper mine proposal was welcomed by Tsilhqot’in Chiefs, AFN National Chief A-in-chut Shawn Atleo, Union…

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Meet Mayra Islas, who wrote a poem on Judy Baca entitled: The Vision of a Magical Hand

Mayra wrote this poem in 2010, she was the winner of the City of LA Latino Creative Writing Contest. She recently came to visit Judy at SPARC. February 3, 2014 Email exchange between Mayra and Judy Dear Mrs. Judy, First of all, I want to thank you for your time and for your willingness to…

SPARC Bids Farewell to International Guest Fellow/Artist from Scotland, Richie Cumming
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SPARC Bids Farewell to International Guest Fellow/Artist from Scotland, Richie Cumming

  February 25, 2014 “The thing that has struck me the most about LA is the diversity of peoples, the economic divisions between them and the positive collaborations across ethnicities.” Sponsored by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, National Galleries of Scotland and the British Council, SPARC was honored to host Richie Cumming, Scottish…

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STOCKHOLM CONFERENCE: Community Mural Art and Social Change An international exploration of collective Mural Art as a tool to raise unheard voices.

Community Mural Art and Social Change An international exploration of collective Mural Art as a tool to raise unheard voices Date: Thursday 13th of February 2014 Venue: ARKITETUR – OCH DESIGNCENTRUM AT SKEPPSHOLMEN, STOCKHOLM Muralism is a movement with strong roots in many parts of the world. A variety of initiatives has now emerged in…

UCLA GRADUATE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND UNDERGRADUATE BEYOND MEXICAN MURAL CLASSES AT SPARC
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UCLA GRADUATE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND UNDERGRADUATE BEYOND MEXICAN MURAL CLASSES AT SPARC

VISIT UCLA@SPARC Digital/Mural Lab official website Digital Mural UCLA Graduate Community Development Class: A course in artist’s approaches to transformations of local and global communities through aesthetic practices in; visual arts, spoken word, visual performance, music, and dance that include participatory audience inclusion and foster civic dialogue and community advocacy and activism. A course on…