Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Anthony Quinn 'Tired'? He's Dancing!

"The Pope of Broadway" has a new reason to dance - the 4-story mural depicting Anthony Quinn in his famous "Zorba the Greek" role, mid-step, is now even livelier.

Restoration has just been completed for Eloy Torrez's 70-foot high mural on the south side of the Victor Clothing Co. building facing Third Street.  Affectionately named "The Pope of Broadway," efforts to refurbish the mural began in early 2015 by the Mural Conservancy and Councilman Jose Huizar.  Funded by a Bringing Back Broadway mural restoration grant of $150,000 from Greenland USA, the restoration repaired surface cracks and paint failure.

The restoration renews Anthony Quinn's rich legacy for Los Angeles, image,
and he's DANCING!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

"Keep It Clean, Malibu" Warns Against Urban Runoff

Detail of "Keep It Clean, Malibu"
at Trancas Canyon Park
One of the most unique public art efforts this year in Malibu serves as an urban runoff public awareness message. Malibu engaged talented mural artist Lindsay Carron to paint four pavement murals at different storm drain locations to raise awareness of the dangers of urban runoff along their coastal "Area of Special Biological Significance."

Malibu's newest park, Trancas Canyon Park, hosts the first of these colorful murals, collectively titled "Keep It Clean, Malibu."  Malibu engaged its Cultural Arts Commission to develop this artistic approach to the education and outreach program funded by a 2 1/2 year state grant.

Public reviews and photos of the "Keep It Clean, Malibu" project can be posted on Google Maps:  Public Art "Keep It Clean, Malibu".

Mural locations:
"Keep It Clean, Malibu" - Trancas Canyon Park, 6050 Trancas Canyon Road, Malibu
     Google Maps location
"Keep It Clean, Malibu" - Morning View Drive and Phillip Avenue, Malibu
"Keep It Clean, Malibu" - Heathercliff Road, Malibu
"Keep It Clean, Malibu" - Cross Creek Road at Malibu Country Mart, Malibu