Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich and his Chief Deputy Kathryn Barger joined visual artist Joseph Montalvo, Probation Deputy Chief Felicia Cotton, Executive Director of the Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network Kaile Shilling, and Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission Laura Zucker to dedicate a landscape mural at Camp Onizuka of the Challenger Memorial Youth Center in Lancaster.
Under the guidance of artist Joseph Montalvo, the mural was created through the work of local artists and incarcerated youth who reimagined the space and portrayed the landscape of the Antelope Valley.
“This mural is an example of what can happen when people come together to make things better,” said Antonovich. “The Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network is a vital community program that brings together art organizations and incarcerated youth to provide the opportunity for creative outlets and to build skills in the arts.”
Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission Laura Zucker thanked Antonovich for his “longstanding commitment to the value and importance of the arts, for all people and across all communities in the County.”