Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Three artists and the community members who helped them really have created one of the most stunning murals I’ve seen in a long time. “Art Heals,” dedicated to the women of Ramona Gardens, and featuring women and men surrounded by indigenous and modern images, is stunning and I invite anyone who can to come take a look at it. I talked to community members some time ago and one of the things they said was that there weren’t enough positive images in Ramona Gardens and it was decided that a mural would be a good and positive outlet. I was more than happy to provide $20,000 in funds to create this project. We dedicated the mural on Monday. It was a festive atmosphere, with my Boyle Heights staff serving pan dulce, tamales and champurado. Special thanks to the supremely talented artists who worked on this mural: Raul Gonzalez, Joseph Montalvo and Ricardo Estrada. I told the crowd there that we’re going to do a lot more for Ramona Gardens. This mural is just the beginning.
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