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July 10, 2013
A metal sculpture commemorating the “comfort women” used as sex slaves by Japanese troops during World War II stirred a transoceanic uproar among Japanese nationalists but the protest failed to block the project. City officials in Glendale, north of Los Angeles, on Tuesday voted in favor of allowing the sculpture's installation at the South Korean section of a Sister Cities display at Glendale's Central Park . The mayor and City Council had been bombarded in recent weeks with form-letter emails protesting the monument as a divisive reminder of a bitter chapter in Korean-Japanese relations.
NEWS
February 17, 2010
Family members of Bob Hope unveiled a bronze relief sculpture Tuesday at the airport that bears his name. Siblings Linda and Kelly Hope, along with Don Wiegand, the St. Louis-based sculptor who created the bas relief, uncovered the 425-pound sculpture to celebrate the life of comedian Bob Hope. Because her father traveled the world, Linda Hope said it was fitting to display his likeness at the entrance of his namesake airport. Still, his son, Kelly Hope, said the size and scale of the sculpture would likely have made his father pause.
NEWS
February 7, 2003
A private fund-raiser hosted by the Armenian National Committee and the Glendale Police Memorial Committee drummed up $35,000 for the memorial project. The event, hosted in the home of ANC member Vahe Yeghiazarian, was attended by about 80 people, Glendale Police Officers Assn. President Mario Marchman said. Among the notable guests at the Sunday event was newly sworn Police Chief Randy Adams. Guests also had the chance to see the clay head cast for the sculpture being made by artist M.L. Snowden.
NEWS
December 5, 2000
Judy Seckler Students under the direction of Pierre Odier, Hoover High department chairman of the visual and performing arts, are getter closer to the completion of their friendship pole sculpture. When finished at the end of the school year, it will stand 20 feet tall. The project began five years ago at the suggestion of the Native American Awareness team, a school club. The group came up with the concept to create a lasting homage to the multitude of cultures at the school.
NEWS
May 26, 2004
Lauren Masters The Glendale Police Department finally has a memorial of its own. "Shield," a sculpture commemorating police officers' public service, will be unveiled at the new police headquarters at 10 a.m. Thursday, the seventh anniversary of Officer Charles Lazzaretto's death in the line of duty. Bronze plaques in memory of Lazzaretto and three other Glendale officers killed while on duty -- John Isaacson in 1992, Leslie O. Clem in 1926 and Charles Whitney Smith in 1915 -- will be placed at the sculpture's base.
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By By Ani Amirkhanian | January 31, 2006
Students at Crescenta Valley High School use clay, wire, wood and even pantyhose to build sculptures.Little clay pigs sat on the wings of student Aaron Lee's sculpture of an airplane. Aaron sculpted his airplane using polymer clay and put the finishes touches on his project by making a stand. The 17-year-old senior got the idea for the sculpture by listening to Pink Floyd's song "Pigs on the Wing." "Every time I hear the song, I get this image," Aaron said. "I feel like I can translate it into a sculpture."
NEWS
May 12, 2001
Some letters have questioned the meaning of the sculpture Shield Protectite, which will be displayed at the new police headquarters. Personally, I like it, and I have no problem seeing the connection with the police department. It immediately reminds me of an ancient Greek sculpture, particularly one of Hercules struggling with the Hydra. This, to me, conveys two strong positive ideals associated with police work -- namely strength and the struggle against evil.
NEWS
December 5, 2002
Ben Godar With a recent $150,000 grant from the City Council, organizers of the Glendale Police Memorial project say they can guarantee the sculpture will be finished on time. The council's donation moves the project's fund-raising committee within approximately $200,000 of its goal of about $600,000. Committee Chairman Sheldon Baker said the memorial will go up in May even if the goal has not been reached. "The statue will be in place May 1," he said firmly.
NEWS
July 19, 2003
Darleene Barrientos The bronze sculpture that will go in the plaza of the new Glendale Police Headquarters had its head welded to its torso Friday, with Glendale Police officials, city and community representatives looking on. "It's the first of any piece that will be [welded]," sculptor M.L. Snowden said of the work, titled Shield Protectite. The completed sculpture, which will stand 12 feet tall, is made of 20 separate pieces that weigh about 75 to 100 pounds each.
NEWS
May 24, 2001
Thank you Allen E. Brandstater for rendering your most thoughtful evaluation ("Police statue lacks meaning," April 27) of the police station sculpture. Some might say that a man of your noted conservative leanings may not exactly be on the cutting edge of artistic expression; but rest assured, there others who will applaud your courage for standing up for "real" art -- the kind of literal, concrete, feet-on-the-ground kind of art that we can really sink our collective teeth into.
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July 10, 2013
A metal sculpture commemorating the “comfort women” used as sex slaves by Japanese troops during World War II stirred a transoceanic uproar among Japanese nationalists but the protest failed to block the project. City officials in Glendale, north of Los Angeles, on Tuesday voted in favor of allowing the sculpture's installation at the South Korean section of a Sister Cities display at Glendale's Central Park . The mayor and City Council had been bombarded in recent weeks with form-letter emails protesting the monument as a divisive reminder of a bitter chapter in Korean-Japanese relations.
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NEWS
June 6, 2013
A waxwork of Kim Kardashian was unveiled Wednesday in Los Angeles - and not at Madame Tussauds. On display at LAB ART Gallery, artist Daniel Edwards' “L.A. Fertility” depicts the pregnant reality star in the nude. The lifesize sculpture features “lactiferous breasts” and a “voluminous” belly “to entice visitors to give a respectful rub for good luck and success,” according to a release from the artist. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times “I was inspired by the beauty of Kim Kardashian and felt quite put-off by the media's criticism of her weight gain during pregnancy,” Edwards said in a statement.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | July 11, 2012
An unveiling of the first faith-based sculpture at Glendale Adventist Medical Center drew dozens of hospital officials and clergy members Wednesday afternoon. Jesus Christ sits as the focus of the bronze sculpture titled “Come Unto Me.” “He set the example of health ministry that we have dedicated ourselves to,” said Kevin Roberts, president of the hospital. Designed by Victor Issa, a 57-year-old artist based in Loveland, Colo., the entire scene, with children, women and dogs, took him more than four years to craft.
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By Terri Martin | June 24, 2011
There is a fabulously interesting Greek word—poema—which means “to make”— with a cascade of nuances, which implies detailed workmanship, a masterpiece or the most special creation of the creator. It is the origin of our English word “poem,” but was used by ancient Greeks to ascribe special status to the work of sculptors, poets and painters with the ability to do more than just describe physiognomy, but who could imbue the spiritual thumbprint of their subjects. As a lifelong artist, octogenarian Artis Lane’s bronze and painted portraits conflate sculpture and personality in presidents, movie stars and cultural icons.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | April 12, 2011
They have traveled from as far as Singapore, Canada, Germany and Kansas. For these travelers, Glendale can be the first California neighborhood they’ll experience; however, they are not here to see Glendale or even Los Angeles for that matter. They make the trek for Kaye Hartman, a Glendale resident who, at 36 years old, is making a name for herself in the cake world as a master sugar artist. They come to learn her technique. Hartman teaches cake decorating, baking and sculpting classes in her store at 308 S. Brand Blvd.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | April 7, 2011
GLENDALE — Nearly 15 years ago, Glendale Firefighter Bill Jensen and five fellow firefighters were battling a massive blaze in Calabasas when the winds suddenly changed direction. Jenson was caught in the flames. He was burned on more than 70% of his body. Doctors gave him a 5% chance of survival. But Jensen fought through the pain and overcame his injuries. “I was unlucky enough to get injured that day, but lucky enough to be the one to walk these footsteps for the last 14 years,” Jensen said.
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By Terri Martin | January 12, 2011
The juried winter art show at Silvana Gallery in Glendale comprises mostly paintings categorized as landscape, figurative, still life and contemporary, and some very nice sculpture entries, which are inventive and skillfully executed. The painting categories are a little bit weak as far as variety within, but each category has a couple of paintings that stand out because of the willingness of the artists to push the edge of average. Vahe Yeremyan's landscape entry titled "Dreamy Trees" is uniquely composed with a zoomed-in perspective of tree trunks and branches that form a veil through which the viewer sees a cold wintry sky. The cool atmosphere is offset by the warm browns and grays of the woods, and green of the residual foliage.
NEWS
By | February 20, 2010
CITY HALL ? An interactive light sculpture could be coming to Central Avenue, under the public art proposal for the mixed-use development slated for the street?s intersection with California Avenue. The city?s Arts & Culture Commission voted unanimously to recommend that the City Council approve the art proposal for Legendary Tower Glendale, a proposed complex that includes 71 condominium units and nine ground-floor live-work units. The artwork is mandatory under the Downtown Specific Plan, which requires a public art component valued at 1% of the cost of any project with a price tag of at least $500,000 in the downtown area.
NEWS
February 17, 2010
Family members of Bob Hope unveiled a bronze relief sculpture Tuesday at the airport that bears his name. Siblings Linda and Kelly Hope, along with Don Wiegand, the St. Louis-based sculptor who created the bas relief, uncovered the 425-pound sculpture to celebrate the life of comedian Bob Hope. Because her father traveled the world, Linda Hope said it was fitting to display his likeness at the entrance of his namesake airport. Still, his son, Kelly Hope, said the size and scale of the sculpture would likely have made his father pause.
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By Jess Minckley | August 29, 2009
It’s not every day that most of us visit a deceased loved one, but the fact that Forest Lawn Glendale has created a destination around that experience is quite intriguing. Equipped with replica statue of David, a labyrinth, America’s largest painting and many more “attractions,” it is what I’ve always considered the Disneyland of Death, so it is fitting that Michael Jackson will be buried in this Forest Lawn on Thursday. Forest Lawn, as a cultural artifact, has an interesting history; of a visionary man seeing his wildest dream come to life.
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