Adams Square Mini Park Gas Station Hosts Art Installation

Enjoy artist Valerie Daval’s art installation, “Spindles 100: Hers,” at the Adams Square Mini Park Gas Station located at 1020 E. Palmer Ave. through Oct. 3. “Spindles 100: Hers” is an installation involving 100 suspended textile sculptures.
The tree-pod sculptures symbolize life and time as well as exclusively feminine work made by hand. The handprints are universal and individual and demonstrate memories of touch and our collective unconscious. The installation is essentially about nature, women, community of women, empathy, life, blood, work, courage, pain and compassion. This temporary art installation is sponsored by the Glendale Arts and Culture Commission through funding from the Urban Art Program, and support from Glendale Library, Arts & Culture, Glendale Community Services and Parks, and the Adams Hill Neighborhood Association.
The mission of the Glendale Arts and Culture Commission is to enrich the human experience, reinforce Glendale’s identity and civic pride through arts and culture, and to recognize the importance of arts to the quality of life and to the local economy. This is accomplished by consciously integrating arts and culture into the daily life of the people of Glendale through urban design, planning, economic development and education.
For more information about the Glendale Arts and Culture Commission, visitglendaleartsandculture.org.

Artists: Glendale Has a Project for You

The Glendale Arts and Culture Commission has issued a call for artists to apply to paint murals on city utility boxes from Oct. 16-18 as part of a program aimed at bringing beauty to unexpected places throughout the Jewel City.
Artists who are selected will each receive a $750 stipend to paint a utility box this fall. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18. Visit glendaleartsandculture.org for more information.
Beyond the Box is a utility box mural project supported by the city and the Glendale Arts & Culture Commission, with funding from the Urban Art Program. Now in its seventh year, Beyond the Box beautifies the city’s streetscape with colorful and interesting murals installed by selected artists on city-owned utility boxes. To date, more than 100 artists have completed over 100 murals on utility boxes throughout the city. The program has been very well received by both residents and visitors.
The commission’s goal is to enrich the human experience, reinforce Glendale’s identity and civic pride through arts and culture, and recognize the importance of arts to our quality of life and the local economy. This is accomplished by the integration of arts and culture into the daily life of the Glendale residents through urban design, planning, economic development and education.
For more information, visit glendaleartsandculture.org/beyond-the-box.