Anaheim Independencia Community Center's Mystery Mural Restored
Updated: Aug 12
Rosemary Vasquez Tuthill carefully applied black outlining to colorful archway art at Anaheim Independencia Family Resource Center as the project neared its end on a warm Saturday morning. Vibrant doves and flowers began to take shape by noon, restoring the center to part of its past glory. The original mural in La Colonia Independencia, an unincorporated Anaheim barrio, is a curious mystery with the artist behind the work the first time around remaining a polite disagreement.
There aren’t many clues save for an old photo showing the backside of a man painting the archway and the mural having carried the initials “E.V.” It’s not widely known, either, how the artwork came to be painted over.
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