Big beautiful murals have blossomed all over Van Nuys Blvd in Pacoima in the last year. In this final episode of the 2013–2014 school year, the queens of podcasting, Brisa Quintana and Johana Jimenez, interview muralist Levi Ponce! After a walking tour of the twenty murals on “Mural Mile,” the girls did a little research and contacted Mr. Ponce, a Pacoima native, who gladly agreed to come to MEND for an interview.
A bunch of adjectives for Levi: young, handsome, funny, gracious, smart, prolific, industrious, daring, humble, visionary, generous, and most of all, TALENTED! At 27 he has over 50 murals to his name across the country, and is working with New Line Cinema as a special effects animation artist.
And in a hot news scoop, the girls discovered Levi has been chosen to represent the Americas in a mural at the July 18th inauguration of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico! He plans to incorporate Pacoima imagery.
See some of his awesome murals on his website.
We can say we knew him when! Thank you Levi Ponce, for coming to MEND!