Monday, January 3, 2011

Revival of "The Big Blue M"

After: The Big Blue M
John Marshall High School

With $10,000 from the Community Beautification Grant, Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council (GGPNC) was able to enlist artist, Yuriko Etue, and various supporters and volunteers to create this wonderful mosaic of "The Big Blue M" that adorns a retaining wall of John Marshall High School.  As pictured above, members of GGPNC, Councilmember Tom LaBonge, and various stakeholders and supporters showed up for the dedication event on December 16, 2010, to celebrate the completion of the project.

The "M" has been an iconic symbol of Marshall HS that underwent a great transformation from a deteriorated painted "M" (as pictured below) to the mosaic "M".