Ramona Park Mural Dedication

September 21, 2017

Ramona-Park-Mural-DedicationThe City of Hawthorne Arts Commission will host the Ramona Park Mural Dedication on Thursday, September 21 at 4 p.m.

Residents and visitors to Ramona Park are encouraged to attend and celebrate the completion and reveal of a project that took a year to plan and complete with the purpose of enriching the area with public art.

The planning started in August 2016 when City of Hawthorne Art Commissioner Gloria Plascencia approached artist Velvet Marshall to donate a mural. It took a year to plan, get approved, and was painted by hand with the assistance of her team: Nastassia Perez, Chris Chavez and David Covey.

The Good Neighbors Mural at Ramona Park spans approximately 30 feet wide and 9 feet tall and is painted with Golden Artist Colors acrylic paint that was donated by a representative from the Golden Paints Company specifically for the project.

This is the second mural donated by local Hawthorne artists with more projected donations in the near future due to a planned project led by Art Commissioner Gloria Plascencia and Council Member Olivia Valentine to beautify the city.

Attendees will enjoy beverages and small bites courtesy of Grandma’s House Catering.

Ramona Park is located at 4662 est. 136 Street, Hawthorne, CA 90250.