Writing on the Wall

Monthly Mural Wrap: A Dozen Tags for June, 2014

From the return of a Venice landmark mural, to the preservation efforts for a work inspired by John Muir, here's a look at public art stories for June, 2014.

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Ed Fuentes is an arts journalist, photographer, graphic designer, and digital muralist who covers a variety of topics and geographies in Southern California for KCET.
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Barstow Mural Tour Reveals Local History

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Agnès Varda's 'Mur Murs' Screening An Evening Of Memories for L.A. Muralists

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Erosion of Native American Culture Subject of Protest and Art

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Monthly Mural Wrap: A Dozen Tags for October, 2013

Monthly Mural Wrap: A Dozen Tags for October, 2013

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First Legal Works Under Mural Ordinance will be Street Art by Risk with Shepard Fairey, and Ron English

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Bad Banksy, Good Banksy

Bad Banksy, Good Banksy

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