The Great Wall of Los Angeles
1976-1983, Tujunga Wash flood control channel. Coldwater Canyon Avenue between Burbank Boulevard and Oxnard Street, Van Nuys. Acrylic, half a mile long mural.
- 1976: co-sponsored by the Citywide Mural Project, Social and Public Art Resource Center, and Project Heavy-San Fernando Valley. Supervising artists: Judith Baca, Charles Brown,
Isabel Castro, Donna Deitch, Judithe Hernandez, Ulysses Jenkins, Luis Lopez, Kristina Lucas, Olga Muniz, Bernardo Muniz, Arnold Ramirez, Christina Schlesinger, Gary Tokumoto, Linda Eber and 59 "mural makers."
Nine panels: 20,000BC pre-historical California; 1000AD early California; 1522 Spanish Arrival; 1822 Mexican Rule, 1848 Bandaide; 1868 Sojourners; 1880 Frontier California; 1890
Los Angeles Mountains to the Shore; 1900 Immigrant California.
- 1978: Sponsored by the Social and Public Art Resource Center, Judith Baca, director. Supervising artists: Diane Ferrari, Leo Jaurequi, Andrew Manning, Bea Plessner and 34 "mural makers."
Four panels: William S. Hart; Tomas (sic) Alva Edison; Charlie Chaplin; World War I Doughboys.
- 1980: Sponsored by the Social and Public Art Resource Center, Judith Baca, artistic director. Artist supervisors: Carlos Callejo, Yreina Cervantez, Jan Cook, Fernando Jaurequi Jr., Alfredo Lascano,
Jane Van Loon, Nancy Perez, Bea Plessner, Julie Ruelas, Rodney Sakai. Seven panels: Japanese Internment; Dustbowl Refugees; 350,000 Mexican-Americans Deported; Unsigned Indian Treaties;
Strikes; Crash and Depression; Illusion of Prosperity.
- 1981: Sponsored the Social and Public Art Resource Center, Judith Baca, artistic director. Artist supervisors: Jan Cook, Teresa Chacon, Karen Guyot, Alfredo Lascano, Pat Millar,
Bea Plessner, Julie Ruelas and 32 "mural makers." Nine panels: Jewish Refugees; Luisa Moreno; Zoot Suit Riots LA 1943; David Gonzalez of Pacoima; Dr. Charles Drew; World War II; California Aqueduct; Jewish
Americans; 442nd Japanese Americans.
- 1983: Sponsored the Social and Public Art Resource Center, Judith Baca, artistic director. Artist supervisors: Eric Alcarez, Eva Cockcroft, Mary-Linn Hughes, Patssi Valdez, Matthew Wuerker and 30 "mural makers."
11 panels: Olympic Champions Breaking Barriers 1948-1964; Asians Gain Citizenship and Prosperity; Indian Assimilation; Jewish Arts and Sciences; The Origins of Gay Rights;
Forebearers of Civicl Rights; The Birth of Rock and Roll; Division of the Barrios and Chavez Ravine; The Red scare of McCarthyism; Development of Suburbia; Farewell to Rosie the Riveter.
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