Wednesday, November 02, 2005

The Ghost of Sherman Oaks: Public Art

I've noticed that there is not much Public Art in Sherman Oaks. There is Sheila Pinkel's two murals in the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Library ("Journey to Green Meadows Park Gate Commission" and "Journey to Tovangar, The World of the Tongva") and that's all I know off-hand at the moment. I'll make it a point to search out more later.

In the meantime, there are definitely opportunities for Public Art in Sherman Oaks. What about the triangle piece of concrete that is an island at Dixie Cyn/Valleyheart/Moorpark? The Ventura Corridor has a myriad of medians. City of Palm Desert has displayed a nice way to integrate landscaped medians and sculpture. With the 101, there could be freeway murals. And what could be of the Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Park?

At some point I will go around and take pictures of possible locations and current art. In the meantime, I have to go buy a digital camera. Maybe I'll go to our local and "community supported" Best Buy.

1 comment:

Mayor Sam said...

As Mayor Sam is a resident of Sherman Oaks, I am glad the Best Buy is coming. I am tired of driving to Burbank for electronics.

And besides, the sales tax is better off in our community than Burbank.

Public art would be nice as long as the taxpayers don't foot the bill. We have enough resources, money and talented people in our community to make it happen without government funding.