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supported by a grant from the Committee for Greater LA





supported by a grant from the Committee for Greater LA




Sylmar, CA 2022

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11:11 curated an all Latina artist team with 2 lead artists and 2 assistant artists to host a series of workshops with local youth in Sylmar and Canoga Park.  in February, 2022, 11:11 hosted 2 zine-making workshops, at the Unite Cultural Center and the other at Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural. The artist team used these workshops to speak to the youth about issues important to to the youth during and after the effects of the pandemic.
The overarching themes expressed were issues of generational trauma, identity, and struggles finding their voice.
With this as inspiration for their mural designs, while infusing their own styles and stories, the artist team completed the mural titled "Ancestral Healing" in late February, 2022.

Mural Location: Glenoaks x Sayre, Sylmar, CA


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“No Going Back LA (The Committee for Greater LA) and 11:11 have provided me with the opportunity to be part of something that is bigger than me. It has given me a platform to share my work and my message in a public space where it can be accessed by anyone regardless of color, background, or economic status. I am happy to be part of a group that sees the value in art as a tool for change and that aligns with my own beliefs of equity and justice.”

Karina Vazquez

“Art and rebellion often go hand-in-hand and redefinition is often accompanied by creation.”

Erin Stone, 11:11 

When 11:11 was approached by the Committee for Greater LA to amplify their mission with public art, we quickly realized it was opportunity to not only continue our mission of ensuring that the arts are in the forefront of our communities and accessible to everyone, but to work with a group of people that share our values of equality, inclusion and a fight for systemic change. We believe that art is humanity’s loudest voice. It has the ability to not only tell the stories and create a visual dialogue, but also offer a platform to challenge the status quo. Art and rebellion often go hand-in-hand and redefinition is often accompanied by creation. NGBLA is a resistance to our current system. It may be slow, but history shows us that change is inevitable and if we band together, revolution is possible.

Karina Vazquez is a Mexican born, contemporary artist living and working in Long Beach CA. Her affinity to making art came as a young adult when she began doodling to kill time. She quickly fell in love with the process and how liberating and therapeutic it was, so she embarked on a journey of self teaching. Sourcing inspirations from all aspects of life: current events, her own insecurities and in her most recent works, migrant struggles; Vazquez portrays these ideas with the female figure which is central in her work.

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