Back in April, when I was participating in the A to Z Blogging Challenge, I wrote a post on Murals of Los Angeles. It was by far the most viewed post during that time period, with visitors still returning today.
In the post, I referenced the Mural Conservancy and their view on Los Angles as the mural capital of the world. Soon after, one of the commenters was Isabel Rojas-Williams, Executive Director of the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles.
A wonderful surprise. I’m humbled and very pleased by the original visitors, the new visitors, and the wider attention shown by the Conservancy.
Ms. Rojas-Williams continued on my point, detailing the Conservancy’s work to bring back iconic work like the 1984 Olympic Freeway Murals, “and by doing so, bringing back our mural history.” She said, “MCLA expects to be finished with this historical restoration by the summer of 2014, the 30th anniversary of the games. At the same time, MCLA continues its restoration of murals throughout greater LA.”
A few days ago, Ms. Rojas-Williams wrote again, happy to “let you and your readers know that, this week, The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles (MCLA) will begin restoration of “Galileo, Jupiter, Apollo” by John Wehrle on the 101 Freeway approx. 200′ x 25′.””
The Conservancy has a website and a Facebook page, where they describe the entire restoration process in fine detail.
If you live in the Los Angeles area or plan to visit us in 2014, please take a moment to appreciate our public art. It is some of the most beautiful in the world!
My thanks to Ms. Rojas-Williams and the Conservancy for all their hard work, and for the follow-up to my old post.
Image credit: John Wehrle‘s “Galileo, Jupiter, Apollo,” — from the Mural Conservancy.