Lateral 58 the Soul of Glendale's Centerline
Bette Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet
Saturdays, which officially
starts on February 5th and
continues through May, start at 10 a.m. and continue to 4 p.m.
Events scheduled these Saturdays will feature live music,
original paintings, hand crafted jewelry, mosaics, performing ensembles
and art workshops. Artists
who are interested in joining Glendale's new art district, which
is part of the Glendale Centerline project, in the historic part of
downtown Glendale; can find more information at http://www.ArtwerksLateral58.org.
Artwerks Lateral 58 (or 58th parallel is now 58th Avenue)
includes the breezeway alongside Bitzee-Mammas Restaurant and the
alleyway that continues south, ward to Glendale Avenue.
objective of Artwerks is to bring the arts (not just the visual arts) to
Glendale's Centerline district and start a community of business,
artists, and audiences.
January 26 a meeting was held at Bitzee-Mammas Restaurant to get the
community's creative juices flowing for a mural project and maybe
opening the door for more mural projects.
The purposed mural talked about in Wednesday's meeting is 16 x 9.
The band, Fishbone provided the music.
Some ideas and/or concepts that were suggested for the community
mural were butterflies, trees and their roots, cultural diversity found
within the City of Glendale, sky (for mood), the City of Glendale's
Loyd, The Fusion Foundation founder, president and CEO, said "we
build communities" by reaching out to
businesses, city schools; "to all sectors".
Artist from the immediate area and as far away as Scottsdale were
in attendance. Several area
business owners were also in attendance.
One other idea for a community arts project is to do something
with the green curtain hanging on construction fence that surrounds the
block were the old Southern Baptist Church is located.
Mark Paratore, Economic Development Specialist from the City of
Glendale was in attendance also.
Fusion Foundation, will provide artist, both visual and musical, for the
First Saturday events. You
may remember, Artwertks held events in December during Glendale
Glitters. The First
Saturday events start February 5th
in the Lateral 58th breezeway
second follow-up meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 2nd
at Bitzee-Mammas to continue the discussion.
If you have any ideas for the community mural project, bring your
ideas and photographs to Bitzee-Mammas next Wednesday.
Meeting starts at 5:30 p.m.
More information can be found also at, http://www.ArtwerksLateral58.org.
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provided some cool jazz for Wednesday's
Photo by Bette Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet
Moreno of Los Artes De Maricopa gave a slide show of some of the murals,
some painted and some constructed with ceramic tile, that he has been
associated with. You can
see an example of his work at the PSA
Art Awakenings / Las Artes de Maricopa Mural at Historic Sahuaro Ranch
Park - Glendale Arizona. Or
simply watch the video below and see the unveiling of it for the
first time to the public!
Glendale High School--Irlanda Morlina, Jonathan Espino, Jennifer Burgos
(GHS Art Club President), Art Teacher, Sherrie Zeoli.
All very excited about the new opportunities for art in downtown
Glendale. All are artists,
and each would like to participate--to do the art.
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Moreno, Artist--Las Artes De Maricopa and Annie Loyd, Founder, President
and CEO of The Fusion Fusion Foundation.
Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet No. 0546.
Paratore, Economic Development Specialist City of Glendale,
and Annie Loyd are excited about Artwerks Lateral 58th
and the First Saturday events starting, Saturday,
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