Petitions and protests in support of the rainbow candle mural weren't enough to save it from being extinguished.
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Track the familiar paintings you've seen in Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan, and Mount Pleasant.
Karla “Karlisima” Rodas-Israel can’t walk three steps down Columbia Road NW without a wave and a “Hello!” or a “¿Cómo estás?” from a passerby. The artist, who claims the Mama Ayesha’s presidents mural among her body of work, has lived in the neighborhood for 18 years. She knows the stoop-sitters, the bodega cashiers, the fast-walking [...]
One of the most recognizable (or, at least, colorful) markers of Adams Morgan might not be around much longer. The new board of directors of the Potter's House—a half-century-old progressive bookstore, gallery, and cafe on Columbia Road NW—plans to paint over the rainbow-hued candle mural that's occupied the wall above its entrance since 2010.
Artist Karla "Karlisima" Rodas-Israel, who [...]