WeHo hosting 7 large street sculptures

July 17, 2011

The City of West Hollywood will host an opening reception on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the median at Santa Monica Boulevard and Doheny Drive to welcome a new public art installation by world-renowned artists.


MATTERS OF THE MOMENT by Mike Gyampo.

Seven large-scale public art sculptures will be housed along the grassy median of Santa Monica Boulevard between Doheny Drive and Almont Drive, through June 2012.

This artistic gateway to West Hollywood provides visitors and residents with engaging and innovative artwork.

The exhibition is the result of a collaborative agreement between the City of West Hollywood and The Sculpture Foundation, an international non-profit organization that owns the collection of sculptures.

The sculptures to be included on Santa Monica Boulevard include: Lintel by Emilie Brzezinski, Teatro XVII  by Herk Van Tongeren, Wave Hill by Robert Ressler, Matters of the Moment by Mike Gyampo, Bucci by Peter Voulkos, Flora Exemplar by Andrew Rogers and Between Essence and Existence by Bruce Lindsay.                                            

The City of West Hollywood has made a strong commitment to providing accessible arts and cultural events programming for its residents and visitors.


TEATRO XVII by Herk Van Tongeren

Working in conjunction with other City departments, residents and local nonprofit arts organizations, the Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission oversees a number of projects and programs to meet the City's mandate to broaden citizen participation in the arts.

The City formed the Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission to identify the arts needs of the community, analyze methods of fulfilling these needs, and promote activities to broaden the opportunities for citizen participation in the arts.

The Sculpture Foundation, Inc. (TSF) is a charitable and educational organization dedicated to providing exhibitions and contemporary landmark public artworks for communities.  

The spectacular 35 acre sculpture park, Grounds For Sculpture, in Hamilton, New Jersey showcases a significant portion of works owned by TSF.

The Collection, including more than 150 artists and currently valued at over fifty million dollars, is on view in urban centers, small towns, regional parks, and cultural institutions worldwide.

For more information, please contact Andrew Campbell, Cultural Affairs Administrator for the City of West Hollywood, at (323) 848-6883 or acampbell@weho.org or Paula Stoeke at The Sculpture Foundation, at (310) 264-2400 or visit www.sculpturefoundation.org  For the deaf and hard of hearing, please call (323) 848-6496.