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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

MURAL STAR RISES IN THE N.E. VALLEY

CHERISHING OUR VALLEY         2013

Before moderating The Museum of the San Fernando Valley's special panel Mural Manifesto yesterday, I thought it would be a good idea to check out again Levi Ponce's mile of murals in Pacoima. Levi, is a home grown talent. He holds bachelor's degree in art from California State University specializing in animation and a passion for the Valley.

At his own expense, Levi Ponce is creating a mile of murals in Pacoima.
It's well worth all of our time to drive east from where Van Nuys Boulevard heads toward San Fernando Road and Glen Oaks Boulevard, to see Levi's work first hand. It is one thing to see photographs like these, but very much another with the reality of traffic, street vendors and the smell of lunch time tacos in the air.

Levi Ponce at Mural Manifesto event at the historic Madrid Theatre, April 2013. (Photograph by Phyllis Hansen - member of The Museum Board.)  (click to enlarge image)

 Our Lady of the Valley by Levi Ponce 



Cheech Marin
"Born in East Valle"
Mural by Levi Ponce
 Everybody's favorite Frida Khalo mural by Levi Ponce - photo by Jerry Fecht


Pacoima's own actor Danny Trejo - Mural by Levi Ponce.









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