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Lincoln Mural: Learn More!
In January 2020, community members, mural participants and artist, Ivo Vergara, gathered for ArtsC2’s Mural Reveal Party. This mural, located at VCH’s administrative offices (200 Lincoln Blvd.), depicts portraits of Venice and West L.A. residents, including Jatuan Valentine, Tito, Bon, Kayleigh, Madison, George and Lisa.
Pacific Mural: Learn More!
Samantha Aguilar is a Los Angeles based illustrator and painter. A lot of her inspiration comes from the Los Angeles Community. All of her paintings communicate a hopeful message, which the artist hopes will encourage people to feel represented and uplifted.
Centinela Mural: Learn More!
Gary Palmer was born in Belfast in 1968, and grew up in small town of Holywood, Northern Ireland. He completed a Master’s degree in Architecture at University of Edinburgh in 1992. He has traveled in Australia, Europe, and the U.S. making 3D Chalk drawings for international festivals. Some of his accomplishments include winning competition for public art in London in 1994, and being commissioned for the Ulster Museum in Belfast in 1995. Gary emigrated to the U.S. in 1996, and now works from his studio in Venice, California.
Washington Mural: Learn More!
Educator and Muralist Sergio Daniel Robleto has been actively engaging with multiple communities in order to produce murals that deliberately act as a platform and voice for the locals. Most notably is his collection of murals made in collaboration with the community of Boyle Heights. He manipulates the aesthetic of each mural so that it links directly with the aspirations, concerns, and culture of the people therein. The result he says ” is a wall that acts as a silent dialogue with the beholder.”
Navy Mural: Learn More!
Henry Lipkis was born in Venice, and grew up on the boardwalk eating Big Daddy’s pizza, sitting on the grass sketching local characters, and slowly becoming one himself. Though now based in New Orleans, Venice has shaped and compelled him to paint substantive murals around the world for the last 10 years. After moving away and honing his community based practice, Henry is eager to return home to create a personal monument to Venice.