Posts Tagged ‘Karlisima Rodas-Israel’

The Potter’s House Mural Has Been Painted Over

Petitions and protests in support of the rainbow candle mural weren't enough to save it from being extinguished.

New Interactive Maps Track Latino Murals in D.C.’s “El Barrio”

Track the familiar paintings you've seen in Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan, and Mount Pleasant.

As the Potter’s House Mural Faces Destruction, Fears of Gentrification Emerge

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 [...]

Potter’s House Mural Faces Possible Destruction

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 [...]