“The Great Wall of Los Angeles” Mural
“The Great Wall of Los Angeles” mural by Judy Baca and SPARC (Social and Public Art Resource Center) is a pictorial history of ethnic peoples of California from prehistoric times to the 1950’s. Bonus video from the NEIGHBORS episode. PBS premiere September 29, 2017.
Judy Baca, world-renowned painter and muralist, community arts pioneer, scholar and educator, has taught art in the University of California system for over 28 years, including 15 years at UCLA Cesar E. Chavez Department of Chicana/o Studies. She founded the first City of Los Angeles Mural Program in 1974 which evolved into the community arts organization, SPARC, the Social and Public Art Resource Center which continues to create public art. She serves as SPARC artistic Director and has experimented with incorporating new digital technology into her mural production process.