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$1.6M Taxpayer Cash to ‘Restore Chicano Murals’?

~ The Rebel ~ 2012/01/16 21:18:51

Artists revealed restored cultural paintings in Chicano Park Friday.

A $1.6 million grant from the federal government provided the funding for restoration of 18 murals in the historic park in Barrio Logan.

“As a young artist I remember coming to San Diego and thinking ‘gosh I wish I could have a mural up at Chicano park,’” painter Mario Chacon said.

The bright art pieces have brought people to Chicano Park since the 1970’s, but time has taken it’s toll.

The artists working on the restoration said each painting has significant symbolism.

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  • ~ The Rebel ~ 2012/01/16 21:20:19
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    Every time I read an article like this I think the lunatics are really running the asylum!
    What ever happened to raising the money or private funding for these projects?

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  • Katherine 2012/02/15 23:55:30
    Katherine
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    So this is what the "fair share" rhetoric is funding, so this is why people keep telling me I owe to Caesar? With everything going on, they're spending on art restoration?
  • Marek 2012/01/17 07:56:54
    Marek
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    Enough projects like this and no wonder 0bambo is demanding another 1.2 trillion dollars in new debt.
  • cm 2012/01/17 02:03:25
    cm
    +3
    I was there just last week, the homeless people have destroyed the area. Many of the murals are damaged by homeless camp fires.

    This is as dumb as prawns on a treadmill.
  • relic 2012/01/17 01:50:48
    relic
    +3
    Most of us here call it Graffiti.
  • The River Rat 2012/01/17 01:35:06
    The River Rat
    +4
    Another waste of our tax dollars.
  • Pete 2012/01/16 23:58:50
    Pete
    +4
    Cough-cough!! Isn't there more important things that need to be done? just wondering?
  • jubil8 BN-0 PON 2012/01/16 23:46:14
    jubil8 BN-0 PON
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    And Congress would rather defund NPR than stop this crap?
  • Rore73 2012/01/16 23:42:33
  • nails 2012/01/16 23:15:21 (edited)
    nails
    +3
    Can't figure out why Obama was never the main comic on comedy central.Ya just know

    the most Rediculas thing ever to be put into our WH is behind this.
  • Ken 2012/01/16 23:14:17
    Ken
    +4
    These guys doing this belong in prison.
  • Drue-AFCL 2012/01/16 23:10:48
    Drue-AFCL
    +4
    why dont they round up all the TAGGERS and have them do it for free! ! ! !
  • krayzrick 2012/01/16 22:15:26
    krayzrick
    +4
    I know someone that will do it for free...
    gang painting graffiti
  • cm krayzrick 2012/01/17 02:05:29
    cm
    +1
    never happen. the area is occupied by homeless and the crime rate in the area makes it very, very dangerous, even the police avoid the area.
  • 4dc 2012/01/16 21:51:21
    4dc
    +7
    somebody PLEASE take the checkbook away from these MORONS!
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2012/01/16 21:26:31
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +7
    Why with taxpayer money?? Oh, I remember - it is election time and buying votes is the oder of the day
  • sglmom 2012/01/16 21:24:49
    sglmom
    +8
    I can say this ..
    I do agree with the Cultural Significance and the desire to preserve these artworks ..
    BUT .. here's the real crux ..
    WHY is this done at taxpayer expense? Shouldn't there be a private charity set up to support the preservation efforts? (I know several parks with murals that have private charities dedicated for the preservation of the murals).
  • ~ The Rebel ~ 2012/01/16 21:20:19
    ~ The Rebel ~
    +10
    Every time I read an article like this I think the lunatics are really running the asylum!
    What ever happened to raising the money or private funding for these projects?
  • krayzrick ~ The R... 2012/01/16 22:20:16
    krayzrick
    +11
    The 'lunatics' ARE running the asylum.
    crazy Democrats
  • nails krayzrick 2012/02/16 00:44:42
    nails
    +2
    Maniacal.
    Do you have anymore photo's of Mr. Maniac you can share with us.The family just love's
    flipping them one by one into the FirePlace.

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