Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Morning Report: A tour of Boyle Heights utility box art; the dividing line between Echo Park & Silver Lake; Clayton Kershaw talks about God and baseball in Echo Park

Friday Night Fireworks, Dodger Stadium | Sandy Driscoll

Friday Night Fireworks, Dodger Stadium | Sandy Driscoll

news and notes

  • Artists have turned numerous utility boxes across Boyle Heights into free-standing murals. Steve Saldivar
  • Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw talked about his faith and baseball during an appearance at Echo Park’s Angelus Temple. “I think this is where God wants me. I think I’m in L.A. for a reason.”  CBS2


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  1. I wish these artists would expand their work into NELA but especially Echo Park. The artists in that neighborhood are in desperate need of lessons in compelling, thoughtful, and provocative artwork.

    • It seems that Echo Park is not considered NELA. but I know what you mean. http://maps.latimes.com/neighborhoods/region/northeast-la/

      • Echo Park is also not considered to be a part of the eastside but is the primary focus of “theeastsiderla’s” reporting and coverage(?). I can recall when EP was referred to as “metro” or “westside” since virtually everything south of the 5 and east of the river was considered “metro” or westside. Regional confusion notwithstanding the crappy “guerrilla art” (presumably not created by actually gorillas) is a chronic, eyesore with minimal context or community integrity. I’m all for public art even spontaneous street art but the self-indulgent crap beginning to saturate the walls of EP and NELA is just embarrassing. Gang member’s graffiti reveals more artistic talent. At the very least they demonstrate excellent large motor skills.

        • I’m one who’s not bothered by references to EP and the rest of the neighborhoods as Eastside. I am surprised that EP is not officially part of NELA but don’t care if people call us that either. Once spontaneous public art is permitted it’s difficult to control the results. None maybe preferable to being exposed to what we dislike. Tough call.

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