March 31, 2004 at 4:43 pm in Uncategorized
Found posted 03.28 on the Franklin Avenue blog is information about the impending closure of The Velaslavasay Panorama, which is host and home to a 70-foot painting by artist Sera Velas titled “The Panorama of the Valley of the Smokes.” Presented as a 360-degree visual, Velas’ panorama depicts the L.A. Basin as it might have existed a couple hundred years ago.
Franklin Avenue’s Michael writes that “the site has been sold [and is set to be razed], and the Panorama must vacate the premises at the end of the month. The Velaslavasay Panorama will hold an ‘old-fashioned style wake in celebration and for fond farewells of this quirky bit of architecture’ on April 25 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.”
Until then it’s open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. at 5553 Hollywood Boulevard, just west of Western Avenue.