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More on the Chinese Consul Mural Debacle

As reported earlier this week, Chinese consuls from the San Francisco office recently made the startling ill-judged decision to try and strong-arm a small Oregon town into forcing a local businessman to remove a pro-Tibet mural. Here, Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio slams the consuls on the floor of the House of Representatives for not only interfering in the […]

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How Mural Arts’ Restorative Justice Program is Reclaiming Lives and Restoring Communities

CRP has long been interested in how mural projects can be alternatives to the criminal (in)justice system. CRP has a long-term vision of providing vocational training and employment for  youth reentering society from Juvenile Hall. CRP is preparing to do a series of murals highlighting restorative justice issues as well as actively serving as a […]

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Siqueiros Mural Restoration in the Midst of LA’s Mural Moratorium

CRP has been following the controversial LA mural moratorium and ensuing policy debate since it began. In the midst of this struggle to create protections for public art, this story has emerged surrounding the $9.5 million restoration of a work by legendary muralist, David Alfaro Siqueiros. There is an interesting juxtaposition between the deserved reverence […]

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City rebuffs Chinese consulate’s request to force removal of controversial painting

Building owner David Lin has no plans to remove a mural promoting independence for Tibet and Taiwan, despite pressure from the Chinese government. (Andy Cripe | Corvallis Gazette-Times) City rebuffs consulate’s request to force removal of controversial painting Citing “strong resentment from the local Chinese community,” the Chinese government has asked the city of Corvallis […]

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Hip-Hop Congress sponsors Festival and New Mural on Sept. 22 in Rockford

Originally posted here. ROCKFORD (WIFR) — A hip-hop festival is coming to Rockford, as a local non-profit works to educate the community through music and art. It’s a story you told us about on Facebook. “We’re hoping to commemorate obviously those musicians and bring some color and something that visually interesting for people to look at so […]

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Los Angeles Dept of City Planning MURAL ORDINANCE HEARING (OCT. 11)

reposted from the Facebook event page By Sonji Mariposa, Raul Gonzalez and Vanessa Acuna The date of the Mural Ordinance Hearing has been changed from September 13 to October 11. Please mark you calenders accordingly.. On this day the dept of Planning will be meeting yet again to vote on the proposed Mural Ordinance, before passing it to the […]

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Murderers’ Mural Was Censored by NYPD

By Farran Powell and Carla Zanoni (originally posted on July 26, 2012) DNAinfo New York Staff INWOOD — The NYPD dispatched cops with paintbrushes to cover up a controversial mural on the side of an Inwood business Tuesday, after approaching the owner with concerns about its message, New York has learned. A pair of […]

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History of Mural Destruction: Chicago – Alderman Balcer vs. Gabriel Villa 2009

Reprinted from the Huffington Post 06/16/09 View more news videos at: A provocative and apparently legal Bridgeport mural depicting police surveillance boxes was painted over Friday by order of Ald. Jim Balcer (11th), NBC Chicago reports. Artist Gabriel Villa painted an image of three police surveillance boxes adorned with a deer head, a human […]

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The 8th Street Fence in Progress

CRP is blasting out its tenth mural in Richmond this summer. Yesterday, we were visited by Mayor Gayle McGlaughlin and her husband, Paul, on their day off. They were riding their bikes along the Greenway and stopped by. Today, Toody Maher of Pogo Park stopped by. She has been a huge supporter. Thanks Toody! These […]

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LA’s Draft of their Mural Ordinance from July 12, 2012

Mural Ordinance Here is CRP’s first recommendation regarding the protection of murals and the mural creation process, currently making its way through the Mural Protection Task Force in Richmond CA.

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