Each year, the Lummis Day Festival includes an exhibit featuring the work of Northeast L.A. artists, curated by a guest producer or one of the organizing committee members.
To assemble this year’s art exhibit, the Lummis Day Festival turned to Highland Park-based artist Terri Lloyd, a San Francisco Bay Area transplant who has called Los Angeles home since 1980 and whose work has been shown in galleries and public places throughout California. Terry, who has also served as Arts and Culture Chair for the , has chosen 16 artists from the community, whose work makes for a strikingly compelling collection. It will be exhibited this Sunday from noon-5:00 pm at Lummis Home.
Terry describes her concept for the show and her criteria for selecting artists to participate:
“In pursuit of a concept to build an exhibition around, it occurred to me that that the grounds of Lummis Home were a stellar setting for this year's exhibition. During a site visit to the park-like grounds, we were presented with a front row seat to the drama of nature --hawks predating other birds, and doing so successfully. It was in that moment that this year's exhibition theme became obvious to me, "Outside."
“Outside is risky. It can be dangerous and the laws of nature aren't always comfortable--such as it is with art that interprets or is outside by its practice. It would either be exciting or it would be a bad garage sale. What came together is a show that is an eclectic mix of artists from the formally trained to the naive woven together by the common thread of authentic creative impulse.”
Artists who will be exhibiting at Lummis Home this Sunday are: Patrick Gothard, Francesca Fleming, Jean Christensen, Susan Hunt, Ricardo Reyes, Alex Rodriguez, Rebecca Prine, Janet Olenik, Brian Villanueva Mendez, Jorge Bernal, Jeanie Frias, Belinda Knetge, Daniel Funaki, Carlos Gomes, Laura Brody and Paul Samenfield.