SILVER LAKE– The Coffee Table Gallery on Rowena Avenue played host to the Silver Lake Beautification Committee’s 2006 Edition of the ‘Art Cans’ Project on Thursday evening October 26, 2006 as 32 beautiful new mosaic panels were unveiled to the public for the first time. Michael Espinosa, Grant Manager for the City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works Office of Community Beautification was on hand to congratulate Silver Lake on a ‘job well done’ and noted that the panels ‘are absolutely beautiful!’ Project Coordinator Laura Dwan in her remarks thanked the community and the local businesses that adopted the trash cans for their support in bringing the project to reality.
The Art Cans Project was begun in 2005 with a first phase in which ten concrete trash cans with original mosaic art panels were created by local artists and installed along the Sunset Boulevard business corridor. The ArtCans 2006 Project involved six artists who created the panels that will be installed on concrete trash cans along Rowena and Hyperion Avenue in the coming weeks. Laura Dwan presented ‘Certificates of Appreciation’from the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council’s Beautification Committeeto the six outstanding artists who were involved in creating the panels, Julie Bagish, Yuriko Etue, William Crite, Cheri Gaulke, Helen Lessick, and Tabitha Fronk. Artists were required to work with various community groups and families to create the panels as part of the selection process. Look for these beautiful new ‘Art Cans’ along Rowena and Hyperion Avenue in the coming weeks!
Pictured are (back row) Cheri Gaulke, Julie Bagish, Yuriko Etue, William Crite, Tabitha Fronk and (front row) Helen Lessick and Michael Espinosa from the Office of Community Beautification at the Unveiling Ceremony. For more pictures of the event, please visit ‘Neighborhood Pictures: Art Can: Silver Lake’s Art Can Project’ on this website.