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Rowland Heights Community Center

In the form of a three-dimensional figure 8, Figure by artist Barbara McCarren, is to be explored culturally, historically and scientifically. Referencing the symbol of infinity, the sculpture features typographical cutouts of characters, dates, coordinates, text and numbers of significance to Rowland Heights to connect the community’s past, present and future with limitless possibility and […]

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Norman S. Johnson Pool Temporary Art Installation

Bari Ziperstein’s Totems in Indigo was a site-specific temporary art installation for the lobby of the Norman S. Johnson Aquatic Center in Arcadia Park. Marking the entrance to the newly constructed facility, four abstractions of reincarnated totem poles included community made indigo dyed tote bags, and hand crafted ceramic animal heads inspired by the Chinese […]

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Little Tokyo Medallion Designs

Sonia Romero created colorful medallion designs featuring the folded fan, as well as 3 traditional Japanese folk toys, the Daruma Doll, the Kokeshi Doll, and the Maneki Neko fabricated in powder coated aluminum and installed on 40 City of Los Angeles street light poles in Little Tokyo. A project of the Little Tokyo Business Improvement […]

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Arts District Medallions

Valerie Mitchell’s 3-dimensional artworks on streetlight poles, the Arts District Medallions, combine historical images with the artist in residence placard, further establishing the area as a hub for the creative community. A project of the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles, Central Industrial Redevelopment Project Area, Downtown Region Los Angeles, 2012

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Metro Eastside Access Streetscape Artwork Designs

Preliminary streetscape artwork designs by Linda Arreola, Paul Botello, Joseph “Nuke” Montalvo, and LT Mustardseed were produced for community amenities as artists collaborated with the urban design team Cityworks Design to strengthen pedestrian/bicycle access, way finding and neighborhood identity for four Metro Gold Line Eastside stations and the surrounding neighborhoods. A project of Cityworks Design […]

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Harmony Bronze Bas-Relief Relocation

The semi-abstract bronze bas-relief, Harmony by Sawako Shintani, was restored and relocated to the first floor courtyard at Weller Court, returning the artwork to Little Tokyo. A project of the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles, Little Tokyo Redevelopment Project Area, Downtown Region Los Angeles, 2009

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Santa Fe Artist Colony Gateway Sculpture

A depiction of the classic artist palette, Bob Zoell’s entry statement design emphasizes size and height, as the fiberglass and steel sculpture stands at 34 ½ feet. A project of the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles, Central Industrial Redevelopment Project Area, Downtown Region Los Angeles, 2009

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Casa Heiwa Gateway Artwork Restoration

The artwork restoration project included replacing deteriorated aluminum panels with porcelain enamel steel to restore the mixed media sculptural piece by artist Nancy Uyemura and revitalize the entrance to the Casa Heiwa Community Housing Facility. A project of the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles, Little Tokyo Redevelopment Project Area, Downtown Region […]

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