Today's Mural Ordinance Lecture and the future of Mural Art.
Hosted by: UPPA (United Painters and Public Artists)
Thursday, January 26th, 2012, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM @ the Vincent Price Museum located on the East Los Angeles College Campus.
UPPA represents over 75 muralists from all over the city. It is a diverse group of muralists from all generations, styles, and locations. Collectively, UPPA represents over 400 years of mural art creation. It has fought to sustain the cultural mural patrimony of the City of Los Angeles.
On Wednesday Dec 7th, 2011, Tanner Blackman presented Today's Draft Mural Ordinance at a press conference, an ordinance that was developed through an extensive public hearing process and is reflective of how the public artists in the city view pro-active policy. UPPA members have been at the forefront in the drafting of this mural ordinance.
Lisbeth Espinosa: Art Historian and community activist, has been following the mural ordinance and documenting murals in Los Angeles since the 1990s.
Carlos Callejos: Has been creating murals since the 1970s. He is very active in the Chicano movement and is currently working with the younger generation of graffiti writers and muralists. He is one the original painters of the Great Wall.
Norma Montoya: Artist, performer and lead woman muralist who painted along with Felix the Cat Estrada Courts murals in the 70s.
Joseph Montalvo: "Nuke" is an Aerosol international muralist/artist.
Tanner Blackman: Works for the City Planning Department and is in charge of writing the mural ordinance for the City of Los Angeles.
Jimmy Centeno: (moderator), Artist, Writer, Archivist and community activist.
1) Lisbeth Espinosa, "Revamping Murals in the 21st Century."
2) Carlos Callejos, "The historical Framework: Muralism in the City of Los Angeles."
3) Norma Montoya, "Women's Participation in the Mural Movement."
4) Joseph "Nuke" Montalvo, "The Influence of Zapatismo in his Art Work."