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Nine Years of Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

7.06.2011

Royal Connections

[Corita Kent, tomorrow the stars, 1966; print; screen print on Pellon, 30 in. x 36 in. (76.2 cm x 91.44 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund purchase; © Estate of Corita Kent.]

Maybe you've heard Will and Kate are headed to L.A.?  As part of their trip, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are scheduled to visit Skid Row. That prompted me to revisit past posts about Molly Luetkemeyer's and Ruthie Sommers's contributions to The New Carver Apartments, a project of the Skid Row Housing Trust.  Both designers brought art into the innovative building; Molly was specifically inspired by Sister Corita, hence the image above (available as a notecard, BTW) and Ruthie incorporated her own work.

Today, I wanted to take time to mention that The New Carver, designed by Michael Maltzen Architecture, Inc., was recently honored by the AIA. Learn all about the award here. 

The Duke and Duchess will be visiting another dynamic, award-winning center, Inner-City Arts for teens and children. Get acquainted with the group here.

[Front page of L.A. Times July 11, 2011 via Inner-City Arts.]

Update: 7.16.11
This new slideshow at Inner-City Arts offers a complete overview of the visit, which generated major media coverage for the center. Don't miss the two miniature ceramic tortoises presented by the students to the Duke and Duchess.

2 comments:

The Devoted Classicist said...

No doubt this visit will bring attention to these worthy efforts.

Style Court said...

John -- definitely! I certainly hope so.