Shadows of Our Neighborhood
Karla Chavez, Mount St. Mary’s College, Graduated from Orthopaedic Hospital Medical Magnet High School, age 18
Every piece of artwork is an expression. My artwork expresses the multicultural interconnection of the people living in my neighborhood, including the colorful shapes of different cultural symbols and the importance of talented people in our community who have walked the streets of the neighborhood I live in today. Overall, I have focused on representing the cultural diversity in my community.
Nancy Uyemura, Japanese American, born and raised in Los Angeles, possess a BA in Art from UCLA and MS in Education from USC. She works in different mediums to include public art in Los Angeles and in Japan. Her work is about energy and transition and her artistic process has evolved to include metaphysics and feng shui. She also writes poetry and a monthly article on art and artists.