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NFA Artist: Master Artist $15,000  | Visual Arts | Venice, CA

 

The extension of the Great Wall of Los Angeles

 

Mural: The Great Wall Institute

 

Partner: Carlos Rogel

 

To support The extension of the Great Wall of Los Angeles Mural: The Great Wall Institute, a training project and collaboration with Carlos Rogel who will lead youth artists in the continuation of the Great Wall of Los Angeles mural, which is now a half-mile long in the Los Angeles River. The mural depicts early California history to the 1950s and historic contributions by people of color, women, immigrants, and LGBT communities. Beginning in 1976, Baca led the production over 5 summers, painting with 400 at-risk youth and artists. Baca restored the mural in 2011 with a grant from the California Cultural Historical Endowment. This project will result in the design of four mural segments, focusing on the 1960s–1990s, as well as the development of a new generation of youth artists.

 

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