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World Wall Canada: 2013

Collaborative art brings a range of people into conversations about their visions for their neighborhoods and their nations. Finding a place for those ideas is the most challenging task for public artists in this time. – Judy Baca Elizabeth May visits the Canadian Artist Team as they work on the Panel: The World Wall: A…

Mural Rescue News

Mural Ordinance: Why VARA? Why Digital Murals? Suzanne Lacy’s Digital Mural as a Case Study

“Three Weeks in January” Suzanne Lacy’s Digital Mural A Case Study for the New LA Mural Ordinance DIGITAL MURAL Suzanne Lacy’s “Three Weeks in January” is an 8’ x 32’ evolving Digital Mural fabricated in the UCLA@SPARC César Chávez Digital/Mural Lab facility. The digitally produced mural is printed directly on an aluminum substrate, and was…

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SPARC Official Mural Ordinance Documents Submitted to City of LA Department of Planning

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD ANY OF THE DOCUMENTS HERE: Document 1: SPARC’s Precepts and Recommendations in Drafting a Mural Ordinance Document 2: SPARC’s Key Points and Response to Mural Ordinance Draft Document 3: CAPA Document 4: VARA Document 5: Attorney Brooke Oliver’s notes from November 2011 Meeting Document 6: Attorney Brooke Oliver’s “Art on the Walls”…

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MEET OUR FABULOUS 2010 INTERNS!

About Our Interns [accordiongroup][accordion title=”Merissa Acosta”] [/accordion][accordion title=”Steven Rodriguez”] Growing up on the periphery of Los Angeles County public murals, monumental art and graffiti highlight my earliest memories of traveling in and out of the city. In high school a drive to produce publicly engaging artwork encouraged me to become self-learned in printing and stenciling…

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Voices of the Canal 2008

Voices of the Canals Special Gallery Event May 6th, 2008 SPARC hosts local community organizations. The VOICE OF THE CANALS annual meeting was held at the SOCIAL AND PUBLIC ART RESOURCE CENTER with representatives from Councilman Rosenthal office in Attendance. Meeting centered on the canals broken lock system which is causing a reduction of water…

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En La Memoria de Luis Jimenez

Luis Jimenez 1940 – June 13th 2006 Dear friends and fellow artists, We have lost our companero Luis Jimenez too soon. The great Chicano Sculptor whose work appears in public sites throughout the country was killed in his studio yesterday in a tragic accident involving a hoist and the 28ft mustang in progress for Denver…

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Deepest Sympathies

June 7, 2006 Venice, California Letter to Our Community S.P.A.R.C. would like to express a deep concern and regret for the violence that has affected our Venice community, leading to the tragic loss of young Agustin Contreras 16yrs old, a Venice High School student. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family in their time…