Teaching history to Fil-Ams through murals
9:36 pm | Monday, September 23rd, 2013
Something magical happened when Filipino-American muralist Eliseo Silva placed the first brush strokes on the Filipino mural in Historic Filipinotown back in 1995.
“I felt a spark inside me,” Silva said to Asian Journal. “It was like something supernatural was coming over me.”
From coast to coast, the history of the Philippines and Filipino-Americans is alive and well and for everyone to see.
Writing on the Wall
10 Monumental Murals of Los Angeles
by Ed Fuentes
on October 10, 2013 6:00 PM
With the mural ordinance going into effect this Saturday, October 12, 2013, the City of Los Angeles will call it "Mural Day," marking the end of a 11-year moratorium on murals on private property. Declarations will go on the record Friday, Councilmember José Huizar will introduce a new project in Boyle Heights, and nine artists will use utility boxes on First Street as a canvas.
It's the same week that marks the first year anniversary of the rededication of David Alfaro Siqueiros' "America Tropical," which was first dedicated 81 years ago.