An exhibition of installations, photography and poetry
Designed by Peter Hess

The Arroyo Arts Collective invites you to join us for Fools for Hope, a juried multi-disciplined exhibition comprised of public art installations, on the grounds of La Tierra de la Culebra Art Park, paired with photography and poetry.

A popular fixture in cultural and literary history, the jester fool embodies many qualities often associated with the archetypal artist: witty, daring, creative, wise yet common, eternally hopeful even in times of despair. These qualities are valuable today more than ever, as our community emerges from a year like we have never seen before.


Selected Artists:
Katrina Alexy, Ronald Carrillo, Mona Jean Cedar and Jeff Boynton, Joanne Chase-Mattillo, Mary Cheung, Cat Chiu Phillips, Pascaline Doucin-Dahlke, Lillian Doyle, Richard Ferguson, Karen Greenbaum-Maya, Cidne Hart, Linda Hoag, Heather Hoggan, Kristen Johannesen, Patty Sue Jones, Yvette Nicole Kolodji, Ashley Kruythoff, Lisa Montagne, Bill Ratner, Josie Roth, Robyn Sanford, Mary Torregrossa, and Ricardo Tomasz.

Musical Performances by: Christopher Garcia and Jessica Fichot

World Premier Performance: Mona Jean Cedar and Jeff Boynton

All events are free to the public.

Exhibition Dates: May 22 – June 19, 2021

Opening Reception: Sat. May 22, 2021 from 2:00 to 5:00p.m.
World Premier Live Performance of Hope by Mona Jean Cedar and Jeff Boynton
Musical Performance by Christopher Garcia / Poetry Readings / Artist Conversations

Workshop / Cyanotype Printing: Sat, June 19th, 1:00pm
Cidne Hart invites you to make your own blue and white nature print with sunlight, leaves, water, dirt, and other found materials, using a photographic process that dates back to the 1840s.

Closing Reception: Sat. June 19, 2021 from 2:00 to 5:00p.m.
Musical Performance by Jessica Fichot / Poetry Readings / Artist Conversations

These events are FREE and family friendly. We will be following all current CDC health precautions for social distancing with mandatory mask wearing for everyone in the Park. The Art Park is open to the public anytime.

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La Tierra de la Culebra Art Park, 240 South Avenue 57, Los Angeles, CA 90042
La Tierra de la Culebra Art Park is located close to public transportation, including the Dash Highland Park/Eagle Rock #83, the Metro Bus #81 and the Metro Gold Line (exit Highland Park Station). Via auto, it is close to the Via Marisol exits from the 110 freeway. Street parking is available but limited. Be sure to follow all posted parking restrictions. Ridesharing is encouraged.

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Fools For Hope is made possible in part through the generous support of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Los Angeles City Council Member Gil Cedillo, First District.