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Crossed CurrentsCulver City’s Art in Public Places Program was established by ordinance in 1988, with the view that cultural and artistic resources:

  • Enhance the quality of life for individuals living and working within a city; and,

  • Preserve and improve the quality of the urban environment, increase real property values, and have a positive economic impact.

By engaging the urban landscape, Culver City’s Art in Public Places Program brings the experience of art to a broad and diverse group of people. The goal of the program is to balance the community’s physical growth and revitalization with its cultural and artistic resources, resulting in improving the general welfare of the City, and increasing the availability of art to the public.

To date, there are over 100 individual artworks included in Culver City’s Art in Public Places Program. Approximately half are on private property and the other half on public (City) owned property.

 

 

 

 

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  • Additional Address Information(HSI Productions)
 Photo: Lisa Naruko
 
Edges & Ends by Christopher Mercier and Tom Farrage, 2000
 
Steel
30' h x 8' w x 2" depth and 30' h x 4' w x 2" depth
 
In designing this installation, Christopher Mercier and Tom Farrage drew inspiration from the site, which is located adjacent to the intersection of Eastham Drive and Warner Avenue. The structural components of the artwork are intended to be "sculptural objects" which also contribute to a "spatial experience." Edges & Ends is comprised of three vertical plates, two of which stand parallel to one another near the entryway of the complex; the third plate is located directly across the lot from the first two, and within a direct line of sight as one approaches from Warner Avenue. The artist positioned the three plates relative to one another in order to create a "loose feeling of a piazza or town square."

Christopher Mercier is an architect and artist who focuses on painting and sculpture.

Tom Farrage is a local Culver City architect who was commissioned to create Children in Flight (1995) for The Willows Community School.

 

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  • Additional Address Information(HSI Productions)
 Photo: Lisa Naruko
 
Edges & Ends by Christopher Mercier and Tom Farrage, 2000
 
Steel
30' h x 8' w x 2" depth and 30' h x 4' w x 2" depth
 
In designing this installation, Christopher Mercier and Tom Farrage drew inspiration from the site, which is located adjacent to the intersection of Eastham Drive and Warner Avenue. The structural components of the artwork are intended to be "sculptural objects" which also contribute to a "spatial experience." Edges & Ends is comprised of three vertical plates, two of which stand parallel to one another near the entryway of the complex; the third plate is located directly across the lot from the first two, and within a direct line of sight as one approaches from Warner Avenue. The artist positioned the three plates relative to one another in order to create a "loose feeling of a piazza or town square."

Christopher Mercier is an architect and artist who focuses on painting and sculpture.

Tom Farrage is a local Culver City architect who was commissioned to create Children in Flight (1995) for The Willows Community School.

 

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