How many more fatalities do we need in our city? The police need to focus on reckless drivers, as that is where the problem lies.
Artist pleased to take part in program
My artwork was recently selected for the city's GATE program (Glendale Area
Temporary Exhibitions, www.gateprojects.org) where vacant storefronts are converted to art displays, and I'd like to let you know how pleased I am to participate (“Artist's exhibit is comment on material world,” March 10).
As an artist participating in GATE, I am delighted to have this opportunity, and my work is currently on display in the windows on Broadway, between Orange Street and Brand Boulevard. I sincerely appreciate making new work (large-scale installation), exhibiting my work locally, getting my message out, and having the pleasure of working with an experienced and talented curator (Tucker Neel).
As a Glendale resident, I feel that our city needs more public art, to keep a balance between material and spiritual growth. It's all too easy for our senses to become dulled by a barrage of advertisements and commercial graphics.
Public art, museums and parks in our city's center send the signal that there is more to life than commerce; they make our city more livable, and it becomes more enjoyable to spend time in the downtown area.
Other cities (Pasadena, Los Angeles and Long Beach, for example) have run similar programs for several years already. The GATE program, and the organization running it, demonstrate that Glendale, too, cares about our quality of life.
I believe that the GATE program gradually will make our city a more beautiful place to live. Thank you to the City Council for making this program possible.