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CREATIVITY OF LENNOX RESIDENTS ON DISPLAY IN PARK ARTWORK
August 26 celebration of recently completed Lennox Park mural recognizes the community members who created it.
Celebration of the more than 1,200 square foot mural on exterior walls of Lennox Park, called “Lennox Past, Present and Future,” created by members of the Lennox community, primarily youth ages 6 to 20. The public is invited to view the mural, meet its creators and enjoy entertainment including spoken word and drumming.
Mark Ridley-Thomas, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, 2nd District
Russ Guiney, Director of Parks and Recreation, Los Angeles County
Laura Zucker, Executive Director, Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Roger Dolin, muralist
Thursday, August 26, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.
Lennox Park is located at 10828 South Condon Avenue, Lennox, CA 90304. The mural runs along Condon Boulevard and is accessible to the public at any time.
Virtually every image in the mural originates from one of the over 80 drawings produced by Lennox community members. Other residents stopped by to help with the painting, observed and commented on the progress.
In an effort to feature the best qualities of the Lennox community and convey hope for the future, themes of environmentalism, sustainability and health were integrated in the artwork. In their original design drawings, the Lennox youth illustrated people recycling, being active outdoors and interacting with nature. These depictions were translated directly onto the mural and one can make direct connections to Lennox Park. The park pool, basketball court, and jungle gym reflect those important hubs of activity in Lennox. The jacaranda, the airplane, the food vendor and the postman are also defining elements of the park and the entire Lennox community.
Downloadable 300 dpi photos available at http://www.lacountyarts.org/civicart/projectdetails/id/151