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Monday, August 26, 2013

PACOIMA MURAL ART - LEVI PONCE - MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Murals in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley continue to make waves and news.

Another terrific article, this one in the Los Angeles Times by Frank Shyong.

                                                                        (photo by Michel Stevens)

Here's an excerpt:


It used to be that the walls of the businesses on Van Nuys Boulevard were battlegrounds. By night, graffiti crews defaced storefronts with swaggering letters in neon green, red and yellow. By day, building owners fought back with pressure washers and a mixture of white and brown.

Then Ponce brought his paintbrush and his powers of persuasion, winning over residents, shop owners and tagging crews alike — and in the process turning the boulevard into a roadside gallery known as Mural Mile.

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