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Duncan Mural to be Destroyed – Bureaucracy Defeats Art

CRP has been following the controversy in Duncan closely as you can see from past articles. Duncan has become the victim of dull bureaucracy overwhelming visionary creativity. Duncan officials have decided to paint over a mural called “community” despite receiving a petition signed by 1,200 people for the mural to stay up. The logic behind […]

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Union Pacific Destroys Bridge Mural in Austin

Union Pacific has a long history of using its vast network of attorneys on retainer to avoid responsibility for its property. Its is an obscenely powerful company focused on its bottom line. Yet its latest heavy-handed attack on the citizens of Austin boggles the mind. UP painted out the mural depicted below because it was […]

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Former City Councilman Supports Unsanctioned Duncan Mural

Duncan policies should encourage artistic expression By Paul Fletcher – Cowichan News Leader Pictorial I can’t help but wade into the community mural controversy. It is just too attractive to pass up, especially since the mural proponents have put Duncan city council against the wall, essentially forcing them to condemn the mural, its creator and […]

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The Duncan Debate: Process vs. Painting

Monday, October 15, 2012 – 2:38 PM By Natasha Riebe Cowichan Valley The controversy on graffiti in Duncan is expected to continue Monday night when a contingent of people from the Duncan Garage and neighbouring groups present a petition at City Hall. Council is also expected to discuss whether the word ‘community’, painted in big […]

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Race of Woman in Arkadelphia Mural uncovers Racism in the Community

Here is a story that demonstrates some of the issues that can arise when a mural touches a deeper seeded issue in the community. Some community residents got offended when the central image in an Arkadelphia mural was “too dark-skinned” for them. Some people working with the artist even suggested that he should “lighten her […]

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See Orozco’s Mural in a New Light

This gives you a better definition about what CRP stand for. They are all about murals and with this being a historical piece of art this is a great story to share with you. There is a lot of meaning behind this mural. It tells the story of indigenous people and European historical experiences. The […]

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Cairo’s superficial clean-up brings artists out in force

The people of Cairo’s response to the whitewashing of murals and writing created during Egypt’s revolution has been very telling about the role of art in uprising. For the newly empowered authorities, the upheaval is over and there is a need to return to “order.” The people’s reaction has been far different. They want the […]

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Toronto looks to Berlin, Philadelphia for Public Art Inspiration

Compared to yesterday’s article on the backwards city of Modesto, Toronto appears to be taking some powerful steps to put together more public art and transform its city.

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Modesto at the Crossroads

Councilman John Gunderson appears to have suggested something practical. Employing aerosol writers to beautify Modesto and develop a colorful, creative attraction for a city lacking in originality. There’s just one problem. He’s opposed by Councilman Dave Lopez, who is advocating for the same failed idea that has never worked! Councilman Lopez is the driving force […]

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LA Mural Ordinance Passes out of City Planning

It’s hard to tell if this is truly a victory or not. The ordinance that passed includes strange provisions such as murals can not be painted on buildings with less than two units. So single residence homes cannot have mural on them? Why not? It has yet to be determined if the final ordinance had […]

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