The Group Rep would like to extend a special thank you and huge note of appreciation to: The City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles City Council President, Paul Krekorian and Jackie Keene, Director of Community Improvement and most especially, our friend and neighbor, muralist, Levi Ponce, for the installation of our wrap-around mural. The bright, welcoming colors and creativity of this arts-cape mirrors the creativity and inspiration inside the walls. “Faces of NoHo” by Levi Ponce.

Levi and his wife, Sarah, recently attended the opening of THE LARAMIE PROJECT at the Group Rep. They live near the theater with their three children, ages 5, 3 and 1. Since then, Levi has spent quite a bit of time mingling with the members of Group Rep (which has helped inform his mural design). As is his tradition, he invites the community to come and add to his murals near the completion. Recently many community members did come and add color to the mural, including Levi’s 5-year-old son, Eli, who has a miniature paint roller and is already skilled at muralizing.

Muralist, Levi Ponce, biography:

Levi works with traditional and digital media to develop large-scale artwork and graphics for clients like Activision, AT&T, Sony, Toyota, 23 and Me, Dunkin’ Donuts, Tecate, and management companies.

Born to a sign maker and seamstress, Levi has been studying art and form since childhood. After earning a B.A. in 3D Animation Levi began painting and organizing the creation of murals in Los Angeles. These murals go beyond paint – they are community projects that bring together a wide range of artists, business owners, and youth. Together they transform defaced city walls into works of art for both locals and visitors to enjoy. These efforts to beautify and inspire people to take control of their communities have led to the re-discovery of the corridor now known as Mural Mile in Los Angeles, CA.

His work has been featured by The Skirball Cultural Center, The Petersen Automotive Museum, The Los Angeles Times, La Opinion, LA Daily News, PBS, Super Sonico Music Festival, Sony, Welcome to Los Vargas, Fox 11’s Good Day LA, Katy Perry, CNN Latino, BBC Mundo, Univision, Telemundo, MUN2, MTV Tr3s, Azteca TV, Vans Art, KPFK 90.7FM, La Opinion, KCET, The Huffington Post, and various other books, publications, websites and blogs. Visit:

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