Eight diverse Los Angeles artists from the Arroyo Arts Collective
showed their work and met their neighbors at “Intersection,”
an art exhibit that coincided with the 12th annual Corn Festival at
Arroyo Seco Park in Highland Park.
Artists: Kris Barker, Acton Chin, Michael Gullberg, Leo
Limon, Manuel Martinez, Pamela Mower-Conner, Jennifer Murphy, and Karen
On Saturday, August 9, Art in the Park presented the closing event and concert.
Musicians, artists, and community had an opportunity to “intersect” and share an enchanting evening in a beautiful setting. The event kicked off with students from the Lalo Guerrero School of Music who played classic songs from Guerrero’s repertoire as well as spirited renditions of “La Bamba” and “Angel Baby.” The J. Vega Trio: J. Vega on guitar, Ron Javorcky on bass and John Baccarella on drums played an eccletic mix of jazz and blues that got the audience’s toes tapping, especially to “The Girl From Ipanema.” The trio regularly plays at Buster’s in South Pasadena. Flanders Johnson, a duo that includes Paul Rudolph and Gabe Moffat, wrapped up the evening with an exploration of sound mutation using a surprising range of instruments, including a saw and empty kerosene drum.
Thanks to Arroyo Arts Collective artists, Berta Sosa and the Art in the Park staff, and the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, for making Intersection a success.
(Editor’s note: The Collective is very grateful to Jennifer Rowland who did a superb job curating the exhibit, designing the card and organizing the closing musical event.)
The show was sponsored by Art in the Park and the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department.