Bringing the Freeway Lady to Valley College
In 2010, the LAVC Public Art Committee was looking for its first project to be commissioned on the college campus. The repainting of the "Freeway Lady" mural is the first public art project approved by the LAVC Public Art Committee.
Twitchell is bringing the "Freeway Lady" back to life again. A new front afghan was created by members of the Crochet Guild of Sacramento. The flying afghan streamer was created by Peggy Baxter of Long Beach. In addition, students from Valley College as well as members of the community are being permitted to assist the artist in the painting of a portion of the mural.
The arrival of the "Freeway Lady" at LAVC will be a rebirth of this iconic piece of Los Angeles public art. The mural's new home is on the northwest corner of the Student Services Center, and it can be seen easily traveling southbound along Fulton Avenue. It's proximity to the "Great Wall" mural in the Tujunga Wash, will draw people from around the city and the world to the Los Angeles community of Valley Glen.
In addition, the college is currently filming a documentary on the arrival of the "Freeway Lady" at Valley College. The documentary is planned to be completed in late 2016.