November 22, 2002

A new mural and art program unvield at block party

Mural restoration and block party sponsored by Bronze Triangle CDC and St. Luke’s Church

Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama and Mother Teresa are just four of history’s peacemakers whose images adorn the revitalized mural on the corner of 32nd and Imperial Avenue. World-renowned muralist, sculptor and activist Mario Torero, recently unveiled the restored mural at a community block party celebration.

Artist Mario Torrero helps some youngsters as they put the final touches to the mural.

The Bronze Triangle Community Development Corporation (BTCDC) and St. Luke’s Church partnered in hosting the restoration, mural unveiling and community block party. Families were able to enjoy a variety of refreshments and entertainment throughout the day and children left their handprints in bright colors among the portraits before it was unveiled to the public.

In addition to revealing the restored mural, Torero and the BTCDC unveiled plans for a “street school of art” program, which includes creating several murals throughout the community by partnering various artists with community members who will work together on the beautification effort. Once these projects are completed they can provide residents of the Bronze Triangle and the greater San Diego community with a valuable artistic and cultural showcase.

For more information on the “street school of art” program, please contact the BTCDC at (619) 615-0652.

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