Inspirational Mural on Haley Street

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By edhat staff

Another inspirational mural has been painted in the downtown area of Santa Barbara showing solidarity with nationwide protests.

The side of Brownie's Market on Haley and De La Vina Streets shows a painting of two hands, one white and one black, clasped with a quote by Nelson Mandela.

The quote reads, "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."

The mural was created by local artist Danny Meza who's participated in numerous mural projects, namely the "Libraries, Where Adventures Begin - En las Bibliotecas Empiezan las Aventuras" on the Eastside Library.

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Vir Singh Jun 08, 2020 09:24 PM
Inspirational Mural on Haley Street

For those of you expressing resentment towards the mural with anonymous accounts and are using “permitting” as your reasoning this message is for you: My name is Vir Singh, my father owns Brownie’s Market as well as other businesses in Santa Barbara. We are, and always have been, involved in social and charitable causes in the city. It was my idea to have this mural done on the wall of Brownie’s. With that being said we got city approval for it and I commissioned Danny to paint it. Danny is an amazing artist and is such a great guy that he even donated his time to do this mural because he agreed with our message. This is not “graffiti” and should not be treated as such. If you’re going to try to disparage something of such positive nature, post a message using your actual name so everyone knows who you are instead of hiding behind your keyboard.

a-1593988619 Jun 04, 2020 02:39 PM
Inspirational Mural on Haley Street

Pure graffiti. No permit - it should be removed. Didn't Cajun Kitchen on Chapala have an issue with that?

zander777 Jun 04, 2020 12:11 PM
Inspirational Mural on Haley Street

Love the mural, love the Words..........the location.......i drive by daily is now causing "almost" accidents...as people do really want to LOOK and READ.......of course, it is a special expression.........but the observation is a 4 way intersection with people headed to HWY.....i got honked at and bad vibes 3 time now, So yes i will need to park, and go look at it and appreciate the artist, the words, and the owner who allowed this to be expressed on his or her , bldg.

SBJeweler Jun 04, 2020 09:15 AM
Inspirational Mural on Haley Street

I love the melding of Nelson Mandela's beautiful words on love with the clasped hands in different colors. This is a wonderful, sentiment. Whether this is a temporary installation or a permanent one, I believe that in a tense moment in time like the history we are living through, worrying about permits is like painting the garage while the house burns down. They'll paint it over as needed. The important point is that Santa Barbara at this moment shows it cares and has artists who paint to heal the pain, to show solidarity with the need for change and racial justice.

Alexblue Jun 04, 2020 01:24 PM
Inspirational Mural on Haley Street

Who said that the owner did not give permission for this mural to be painted on their property, or the other mural, for that matter.

chico berkeley Jun 04, 2020 12:31 PM
Inspirational Mural on Haley Street

The reason why I would not do such a thing is because I respect my hometown. Would love to come over and paint a wall for you at your house without your permission or approval.

a-1593988619 Jun 04, 2020 09:23 AM
Inspirational Mural on Haley Street

@Chico, I'm really looking forward to seeing that mural of David Dorn you plan on painting. Instead of complaining there isn't one, do something about it. Find a wall and an artist and come back to edhat with photos so they can post it. Until then, stop criticizing the artists who actually did something.

a-1593988619 Jun 03, 2020 10:07 PM
Inspirational Mural on Haley Street

Building will have to be repainted. Bet the owners will love that bill. People really need to understand that murals are only allowed in certain areas and they are not here. It just needs to be moved.

a-1593988619 Jun 04, 2020 10:35 AM
Inspirational Mural on Haley Street

10:07: The owner appears to own two or more of these neighborhood markets. I am sure s/he has decided this sort of thing is much preferable to rude graffiti and or worse. That being said, let's enjoy the talent this displays and imagine a world in which we could all just get along.

macpuzl Jun 03, 2020 09:06 PM
Inspirational Mural on Haley Street

Hey 6:59 PM - Some of our local boogaloos just woke up from their beer stupor and provided the permit comments you anticipated.

a-1593988619 Jun 04, 2020 10:38 AM
Inspirational Mural on Haley Street

9:56 a.m.: Your comment just defined you as among the beer drinkers. Really, political and economic philosophy is to be on the same level as white pride and distorted interpretations of race?

a-1593988619 Jun 04, 2020 09:56 AM
Inspirational Mural on Haley Street

The only difference between a Boogaloo and a Marxist is one prefers vodka while the other prefers beer. Two peas in a pod. Rules for thee but not for me.

Ahchooo Jun 04, 2020 08:22 AM
Inspirational Mural on Haley Street

Artists making political statements aren’t necessarily concerned with the longevity of their art.

a-1593988619 Jun 03, 2020 06:08 PM
Inspirational Mural on Haley Street

Very nice! Art from the heart...not from hate. I plan to buy a bunch of things from this place and donate them to the less fortunate people in our community!!!

a-1593988619 Jun 04, 2020 10:06 AM
Inspirational Mural on Haley Street

9:01 - "amount of time and effort residents and the City spent on our design guidelines or ordinances" - I hope it's not more than the amount of time spent on understanding and considering the massive racism in this country. Design guidelines? Booo hoo cry me a river.

a-1593988619 Jun 03, 2020 10:45 PM
Inspirational Mural on Haley Street

Calm down and go read the Independent. The two artists that painted the mural on the EOS wall are already planning on painting over it in a few weeks.

a-1593988619 Jun 03, 2020 09:01 PM
Inspirational Mural on Haley Street

Permits are need and both murals are in the wrong zone. Santa Barbara had a design review process and neither of these murals are allowed in this zone. They believe in the Funk Zone. These people paintimg these murals have no appreciation for the amount of time and effort residents and the City spent on our design guidelines or ordinances.

a-1593988619 Jun 03, 2020 08:16 PM
Inspirational Mural on Haley Street

Also, the portrait of a murdered man is less comfortable to look at than non-specific clasped hands.

a-1593988619 Jun 03, 2020 08:13 PM
Inspirational Mural on Haley Street

Didn’t several commenters express support for the George Floyd mural on EOS? That conversation had several less positive comments, but there was also a lot of support. I think the anti people just haven’t gotten here yet.

a-1593988619 Jun 03, 2020 06:59 PM
Inspirational Mural on Haley Street

Excellent point! Probably because it has a white hand in it and all the white people of Santa Barbara see themselves hand in hand with the Black community without doing any actual work to be an ally. ...... waiting for the next comment on "where's the permit?......

a-1593988619 Jun 03, 2020 06:37 PM
Inspirational Mural on Haley Street

This is great! I wonder though, why this gets so much more positive feedback than the other mural recently painted downtown?

420722 Jun 03, 2020 05:56 PM
Inspirational Mural on Haley Street

This is beautiful :) would much rather see this than destruction. This is how you protest, this is how you convince nasty people to change their hearts. A great quote for the situation.

OAITW Jun 03, 2020 05:53 PM
Inspirational Mural on Haley Street

Thank you Danny Meza. Your mural expresses the exact sentiment needed right now in our town, our state, our country and our world.

mattyboy Jun 03, 2020 05:16 PM
Inspirational Mural on Haley Street

I think this quote is more accurate: The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?

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