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Monday, September 08, 2003

You outta be in pictures (tiles)

Joe has recently started Kindergarten, so I have been bringing him to school and picking him up at the end of the day. Since I am usually way too early (it must be my mid-western upbringing) I have spent some time wandering around the neighborhood.

Imagine my surprise when I happened across this wonderful collection of mosaic artwork. I have driven by this location hundreds of times, but they really don't catch your attention when you are speeding by in a car.

The work is entitled Hollywood Highlights and was created in 1994 by Margaret Nielsen. It was supported by the Percent for the Arts program of the LA Department of Cultural Affairs. The mosaics depict scenes from famous Hollywood films both new and old. You can see a photo gallery containing a few of the mosaics by clicking on the picture above. There are many more mosaics than I show in the gallery. You'll have to visit to see the rest.

If you get a chance, stop by for a few minutes and check this out. Street parking is limited, but available on the opposite (South) side of the street, off of Firmament Avenue. The address of the artwork is 15503 Ventura Boulevard, Encino, California.

Enjoy this little spot of art in the Valley!


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