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August 13, 2019 Update:
A great start to Pola Lopez’s restoration of Daniel Cervantes’ mural. Thank you for all your hard work out there, Pola!
July 21, 2019 Update:
Artist, Pola Lopez, starts her restoration with a stroke.
July 16, 2019 Update:
The whitewash removal phase of the SW museum mural restoration is now complete! Can we give a huge round of applause to our restoration team; Willy Herron & Leah Moscozo?! Next, our restoration artist, Pola Lopez, will be going in to color match the paints & start the next phase of the restoration process. For now, we have covered up the mural with these blue tarps to keep it protected. The Southwest Museum Mural Committee would like to thank our NELA community for supporting this important mural. We would not be at this juncture without you. Please keep following for more photo updates on the progress of its restoration!
June 30, 2019 Update:
Original mural painter, artist Daniel Cervantes (left), went to visit the restoration team, Willy & Leah (right) up at the Southwest Museum! Thanks for giving us your blessing to pursue this project, Daniel! (Photo courtesy of Daniel Cervantes)
June 26, 2019 Update:
Some updates on the restoration progress of the Southwest Museum Mural! Our restoration team, the Conservancy of Urban Art, is up there experimenting with different whitewash removal methods, from using a hot pressure washer & hand removal techniques. Once the whitewash layer is completely removed, our restoration artist, Pola Lopez, will be going in & color matching the paints & touching up the mural. Please keep following for more photo updates on the progress of its restoration! We are very excited to bring back this historic mural to the community. Stay tuned & thank you for following & supporting mural restorations in Northeast LA. (Photo courtesy of Willy Herron)
(Pictured above is Daniel Cervantes, who painted the Southwest Museum Mural.)
Our beautiful Southwest Museum Mural has been completely whitewashed. Please donate to restore the mural.
Created in 2004 by local artist Daniel Cervantes. There are many reasons to appreciate this mural on Marmion Way, under the Southwest Museum: the colors that seem to glow in the sun, the attractive graphic style and most importantly, the subject, Native people of the Americas.
Autry Museum of the American West
Councilmember Gilbert Cedillo, CD1
Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council
Collector’s Club of the Southwest Museum
Friends of the Southwest Museum
Glassell Park Neighborhood Council
Greater Cypress Park Neighborhood Council
Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council
Ann Walnum for FOSWMC
Mt. Washington Homeowners Alliance
Mt. Washington Association
And you, Our Community
The Avenue 50 Studio is the fiscal sponsor for the Save Our Southwest Museum mural drive. Please make out your checks to: “Avenue 50 Studio” and fill in the donation line to designate the donation to the “Save Our Southwest Museum Mural”. Avenue 50 Studio Federal Tax ID No.: 54-2088575.