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|Wednesday, 04 February 2009 15:36|
The Mural Rescue Program Petition is gaining momentum. We are up to 600+ signatures. Keep up the good work!
Once you have signed, pass the word on to your friends and family.
Below are a few of the comments petition signers have left:
424. Kirk Williams I assigned my brother to take pictures of the murals in and around Echo Park. Good thing because now these neighborhood treasures are covered with disrespectful taggers spray paint. Graffiti can be a valid artistic form of expression but what has covered up these and other murals in LA is just immature kids trying to claim areas of the city.
423. Hazel Lopez Murals are art! they inspire us and our children to see the beauty, and justification needed in this world of ours! They bring unity among cultures as well as hope for te future of man kind!
407. Dr. Helen Sharkey Working in the arts helps the "disenfranchised" to re-connect with society because of "direct participation" opportunities that result in new skills. This experience increases future expectations in life, resulting in personal hopes becoming potentially reachable, thus creating social gains "on the ground" that echos throughout the immediate community-of-interest. See Getty Research/ How arts participation opens up a journey towards realising self worth- If the USA does not invest in ALL ITS YOUTH and 'OTHERS' excluded from participation in society this will lead to chaos. See work of Howard Gardiner, Jane Remer, Francois Matarasso and Adams and Goldbard. A real democratic society that partially invests in only the lower income classes has to be real and inverst in those who dont fit the "accepted democratics of "middle America". Folks- Its time to think outside of the box and embrace all humans in the USA AND NOT JUST THE ONES YOU/RULING ELITE UNDERSTAND OR HAVE SOMETHING IN "COMMON WITH".
404. Jodi Finkel Our murals are part of LA's heritage, save our murals!
376. ken keegan As an artist and muralist, I know the value of art in the community and the work and dedication it takes to create a mural. Please rescue these voices of the people. It is a measure of our society to value and validate artists' work while the work is still contemporary and alive. It is easy to destroy art or not to care. In this time of corporate greed, we must take care of our positive efforts, our better angels, in order to restructure what our priorities are. These works give communities a face, a flavor, that, otherwise, might not exist or be recognized. Thank you.
197. Isabel Rojas-Williams The muralists’ quest for communication, empowerment, and education compel these artists to create ideological works for the community and to confront those observers with the social issues that affect the lives of the artists and the marginalized communities alike in richly diverse Los Angeles. It is time to understand that the murals of Los Angeles could not exist without the communities in which they sit just as we have to realize that Los Angeles would be greatly diminished without those murals. The open-air galleries of Los Angeles have bridged the generational, racial, socio-political, and financial gap among us, giving us all the opportunity to engage in the experience of artworks that transform our city walls into beautiful creations that should be preserved as our city’s artistic, cultural, and historic legacy.
To be continued . . .