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"Beacon of Hope" mural to celebrate 125 year anniversary of the Wesley United Methodist Church at Wesley United Methodist Church, South Los Angeles

June 2, 2013 from 11am to 2pm
Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles (MCLA)Mural of the Week: 5/31/12Artist: Elliott Pinkney Title: Beacon of HopeAddress: 112 W 52nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90037 Size: 90' X 20' ftMedium: AcrylicDate: 2002Type: Community/PortraitDescription / Interpretation: This mural was restored in 2013 by Patrick Henry Johnson. The restoration was facilitated by Rev. Leonardo V. Wilborn, Pastor of the Wesley United Methodist Church, which is the oldest African American Methodist Church west of the Mississippi.…See More
May 31, 2013
Isabel Rojas-Williams's blog post was featured

African American Heritage Celebration-Invitation to submit artworks

African American ARTISTS from across Los Angeles:“The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is a proud supporter of Los Angeles’ 2013 African American Heritage Celebration. This celebration will promote and encourage an awareness of the significant contributions made by our City’s African Americans in culture, education, politics, business, technology, and the arts. As part of this celebration, DCA is once again creating a calendar and cultural guide showcasing African American artists from…See More
Nov 18, 2012
Isabel Rojas-Williams posted a blog post

African American Heritage Celebration-Invitation to submit artworks

African American ARTISTS from across Los Angeles:“The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is a proud supporter of Los Angeles’ 2013 African American Heritage Celebration. This celebration will promote and encourage an awareness of the significant contributions made by our City’s African Americans in culture, education, politics, business, technology, and the arts. As part of this celebration, DCA is once again creating a calendar and cultural guide showcasing African American artists from…See More
Nov 18, 2012
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Willie Middlebrook (1957-2012) and his son

Willie Middlebrook Jr. at his father's exhibition at Avenue 50 studio, May 2012.Willie Middlebrook you will continue to be an inspiration to all of us forever. Your constant support and love made us strong. Our art community will never be the same.…
Aug 17, 2012
Isabel Rojas-Williams's blog post was featured

Dynamic technique, politics collide in Hale Woodruff's Talladega College murals, by Felicia Feaster

More about Hale Woodruff's historical 1930s murals, the history of African American Murals, and American HistoryRecommended by Isabel Rojas-Williams, Art Historian (The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, MCLA), article written  by Felicia Feaster."The Mutiny on the Amistad," (1939) oil on canvas by Hale Aspacio Woodruff, one…See More
Jul 8, 2012
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Jul 3, 2012
Isabel Rojas-Williams's photo was featured

Willie Middlebrook (1957-2012),

Mr. Cecil Ferguson at Willie Middlebrook's "Celebraton of Life," 6/24/12
Jul 2, 2012
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Jun 30, 2012
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Jun 28, 2012
Isabel Rojas-Williams's blog post was featured

Hale Woodruff’s Talladega College murals of the Amistad Mutiny

Historical murals from the 1930s by Hale Woodruff. Recommended by Isabel Rojas-Williams, Art Historian (The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, MCLA). Article written by Debbie Michaud"In 1939, African-American artist and Atlanta University professor Hale Woodruff was making weekly trips from Atlanta to Talladega College in Alabama to teach a seminar and work on some murals for the school. Talladega president Buell Gordon Gallagher had commissioned the series of paintings to commemorate the 100th…See More
Jun 25, 2012
Isabel Rojas-Williams posted a blog post

Hale Woodruff’s Talladega College murals of the Amistad Mutiny

Historical murals from the 1930s by Hale Woodruff. Recommended by Isabel Rojas-Williams, Art Historian (The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, MCLA). Article written by Debbie Michaud"In 1939, African-American artist and Atlanta University professor Hale Woodruff was making weekly trips from Atlanta to Talladega College in Alabama to teach a seminar and work on some murals for the school. Talladega president Buell Gordon Gallagher had commissioned the series of paintings to commemorate the 100th…See More
Jun 25, 2012
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The inspiring NONI OLABISI! interviewed by Isabel Rojas-Williams on 5/30/12 (The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, MCLA)

Name: Noni Olabisi (interviewed by Isabel Rojas-Williams/The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, MCLA)May 30th, 2012City of origin: Actually I was born in St. Louis, Missouri and we…See More
Jun 14, 2012
Cora Atkinson commented on Isabel Rojas-Williams's blog post The inspiring NONI OLABISI! interviewed by Isabel Rojas-Williams on 5/30/12 (The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, MCLA)
"BEAUTIFUL I love this kind  of art. Keep beautifying our neighborhoods."
Jun 13, 2012
Isabel Rojas-Williams's blog post was featured

The inspiring NONI OLABISI! interviewed by Isabel Rojas-Williams on 5/30/12 (The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, MCLA)

Name: Noni Olabisi (interviewed by Isabel Rojas-Williams/The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, MCLA)May 30th, 2012City of origin: Actually I was born in St. Louis, Missouri and we…See More
Jun 13, 2012
Isabel Rojas-Williams posted a blog post

The inspiring NONI OLABISI! interviewed by Isabel Rojas-Williams on 5/30/12 (The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, MCLA)

Name: Noni Olabisi (interviewed by Isabel Rojas-Williams/The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, MCLA)May 30th, 2012City of origin: Actually I was born in St. Louis, Missouri and we…See More
Jun 13, 2012
Isabel Rojas-Williams and ICEF Visual and Performing Arts are now friends
May 30, 2012

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So what brings you to Leimert Park Beat? Tell us a little bit about yourself.
As an art historian, I love to be involved with all the art communities in the greater L.A. and the artworks depicted in our rich diverse communities as they are open books of our L.A. history.
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I have no clue, but i Love Leimert Park
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African American Heritage Celebration-Invitation to submit artworks

Posted on November 18, 2012 at 1:30am 0 Comments

African American ARTISTS from across Los Angeles:

“The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is a proud supporter of Los Angeles’ 2013 African American Heritage Celebration. This celebration will promote and encourage an awareness of the significant contributions made by our City’s African Americans in culture, education, politics, business, technology, and the arts. As part of this celebration, DCA is once again creating a calendar and cultural guide showcasing African…

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The inspiring NONI OLABISI! interviewed by Isabel Rojas-Williams on 5/30/12 (The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, MCLA)

Posted on June 12, 2012 at 11:30pm 1 Comment

Name: Noni Olabisi (interviewed by Isabel Rojas-Williams/The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, MCLA)

May 30th, 2012…

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Dynamic technique, politics collide in Hale Woodruff's Talladega College murals, by Felicia Feaster

Posted on June 12, 2012 at 11:21pm 0 Comments

More about Hale Woodruff's historical 1930s murals, the history of African American Murals, and American History

Recommended by Isabel Rojas-Williams, Art Historian (The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, MCLA), article written  by Felicia Feaster.…

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Hale Woodruff’s Talladega College murals of the Amistad Mutiny

Posted on June 12, 2012 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

Historical murals from the 1930s by Hale Woodruff. Recommended by Isabel Rojas-Williams, Art Historian (The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, MCLA). Article written by Debbie Michaud

"In 1939, African-American artist and Atlanta University professor Hale Woodruff was making weekly trips from Atlanta to Talladega College in Alabama to teach a seminar and work on some murals for the school. Talladega president Buell Gordon Gallagher had commissioned the series of paintings to…

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At 10:03am on January 23, 2012, enhager said…

So glad you followed up - every one was so interested in the mural and the event.

The pictures to chronicle the event are now part of the history of our neighborhood for the public to cherish.

 
 
 

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