LET'S GET READY TO GRUMBLE: An open forum on public art can be stimulating civic discourse or the season finale for a reality T.V. show. The project is the $246,000 Main Street Signature Sculpture commission slated for Garces Avenue, at the crossroad of Main and Commerce. The contestants making presentations to the public are four finalists: Wayne Littlejohn; Luis Varela-Rico; Mendre Sculptures’ Randy Mendre; and artists Zak Ostrowski, Clemente Cicoria and Drew Gregory teamed up through Zodiabula. They will present their proposals on November 17 at the Historic Fifth Street School Auditorium (401 S. Fourth Street). Attendees will have the chance to submit written responses and the selection panel will consider them before the final decision is made. The winning sculpture is expected to be completed by December 2016.
ABOVE: Justin Favela's "Gypsy Rose Piñata." at Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.
Photo courtesy Petersen Automotive Museum
Serigraph Print on Rives BFK, 18"x12"
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