Sunday, August 14, 2011
Painting the Town (pink and green?)
Driving down Garey, from a distance, I thought they had erected a retro Motel 6. Once I got closer, it turned out to be the new paint job on the old PFC bank building, now occupied by AMOCA (American Museum of Ceramic Art) and Western University. I love that the arts district is moving closer and closer to Lincoln Park, and that AMOCA has saved that building and the awesome mural inside. But the paint color choice has me puzzled. The green is the same color green as the trim on the YMCA building across the street, Ok, makes sense, I get it. But combining it with two colors of pepto bismo peach? Just not working for me.
Went to the Downtown Arts Walk last night. We had planned to go the the grand re-opening of AMOCA, but it was closed by the time we finished up on Second Street and drove back up Garey. My friends from Long Beach came out for the "Magulandia" art show at the DA. I never would have known about it, but my friends said they read about it in the Times.
Artist Gilbert "Magu" Lujan lived and worked in Pomona (by way of East L.A.), until he died in late July. The show is a fundraiser for his medical and burial expenses. I loved the show, his muscle car sculptures and other Chicano art definitely make me want to take the train to see the metro station he designed at Hollywood and Vine.
This is a nice clip about him:
For other info, you can go to the Magulandia site.
The show goes to the end of the month. It will make you proud to be from Pomona too. Motel 6 paint jobs and all!
And here is the rest of it.
Posted by me at 8:26 AM