Lithomosaic designs were installed in the downtown Long Beach Transit Mall at eight stations spanning three blocks on both sides of the street in 2010 by artist Robin Brailsford. The LithoMosaic technique involves creating a large-scale design and blowing it up to full size. Next, a piece of plastic is placed over the design, with […]
Passing time is a two-part installation by artist Kerry Zarders and features intricate mosaic tile-work at a bus stop located on the northeast corner of First and Linden. The tile-work lines the entire bench and also on the surface of a column which holds up the awning which provides shade for bus-riders. The tile-work comprises […]
Referencing the dimensions of one of the UAM galleries, this outdoor space is outlined by rows of cypress and plum trees. Having worked on collaborative projects with visual artists since 1983, architect Frederick Fisher used unexpected materials to address architectural issues metaphorically, re−envisioning a spare three−dimensional space as a complex composition. Encountering the lines of […]
Tom Van Sant once said that Vietnam 1975 “…is a symbol of war’s aftermath, twisted metal overgrown by jungle; birds nest among the ruins unaware of previous violence. Life goes on.” The concrete base of the sculpture has become a popular resting place for students, who participate in the realization of the artist’s intent, to […]
Roberto Delgado, best known for his public art murals, lives and works in Los Angeles. He holds an MFA from UCLA and is the recipient of two Fulbright fellowships, a Ford Foundation fellowship, and a grant from the Brody Arts Foundation. He has created murals at sites across Southern California and in Atlanta, Cleveland, Minneapolis-St. […]
Kaleidoscope is located at the Long Beach Transit bus stop shelter at the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Santa Fe Aveue. Another work, The Bob Lee Memorial is also located at the same location and was made to be integrated with Kaleidoscope.
TRANSPORT YOURSELF! Riding the Wave is a public art project commissioned by Long Beach Transit. Eleven colorful smooth steel medallions illustrate the development of transportation in the Long Beach/Carson area. Ambling over a triangular plot across from the Metrolink and Long Beach Transit bus stations sixteen perforated panels carry colorful illustrations of specific methods of […]
14 painted panels suspended on fence at Edison Elementary School in collaboration with artist Gregory Pickens, Lester Monzan and students from Edison. The vibrant wood panels were painted to depict a variety of colorful animals, creatures, school bus and student portraits to exhibit their school pride.
Photo-embossed glass canopy, concrete benches with inscribed poetry, Out of Sight consists of a stunning glass canopy and concrete benches. The translucent glass panels slanted to depict a photo image of a willow tree in the south direction, and a photo image of the web of catenary wires that power the rail system as seen from […]
Staff artists worked with youth at Drake Park, Miracle on 4th Street Park, Admiral Kidd Park and Bixby Park to paint the dolphins during Fall 2008. Workshops were held with the youth to paint the dolphins, and then the staff artists finished the fine details. The dolphins were originally installed in vacant lots at Pacific […]
The Arts Council initiated the A Lot Series in the Spring of 2009 with the launch of the Urban Lab Program—a public art program that brings temporary site-responsive work to vacant lots in targeted areas of the City. Chantilly Clad has transformed a vacant lot at the corner of Ocean Boulevard and Lime Avenue. By […]
1. Meeson Pae Yang’s installation, Traverse, was located at 5661 Atlantic Avenue. The installation transformed a vacant store into a fantastical ecosystem of synthetic materials that reinvented the natural world. 2. Karen Reitzel’s installation, A Petal Pops, was located at 5618 Atlantic Avenue. The exhibition was a large-scale depiction of the common popcorn flower. As […]