The Puzzle Piece....Entrance to MacArthur Park on 7th and Alvarado
Today...Lovey and I are at MacArthur Park (formerly known as Westlake Park) which is surrounded by 6th Street, Alvarado, 7th Street and S.Park View...and Wilshire runs through the middle. We've been craving the #19 at Langer's...so we thought we'd make a day of it and enjoy the park and surroundings...
The MacArthur Park Puzzle Pieces is a light pole medallion, community art project that is the latest in a series of temporary community art projects installed yearly and produced by LA Commons in partnership with Mama's Hot Tamales Catering, Council District (CD) 1, CARECEN and various other MacArthur Park stakeholders since 2004. Funding for the project was provided by the James Irvine Foundation, the Flourish Foundation, and the Office of Los Angeles City Council Member Ed Reyes.
Each year LA Commons and neighborhood stakeholders have engaged a professional artist and team of local youth artists to collect neighborhood stories and to share these stories through temporary art projects that are installed in the park for a three (3) to nine (9) month period. Due to the temporary nature of the art project permission for the installation is being granted to the applicant through the issuance of a Right-of-Entry (ROE) permit following a review and recommendation by the Facility Repair and Maintenance Commission Task Force on March 6, 2013. Proper evidence of insurance will be provided by the applicant per standard ROE requirements.This temporary community art project consists of a series of twelve (12) wood medallion jigsaw- like puzzle pieces printed with linocut designs created by youth artists working with print artist Sonia Romero. The medallions will be hand crafted by a professional carpenter and professionally installed with regulation hardware by a City of Los Angeles certified Light Pole art installment company.
Los Angeles, CA (Jan 4, 2013)
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