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“Summer of Color — Lifeguard Towers of Los Angeles” 3 available: $100 - $80 (Manhattan Beach)

make / manufacturer: Brothers Ed and Bernie Massey
model name / number: Various Sizes
Sold separately and available:
2 available: $80 each. 2 CLF and 1 AC. CLF signed by kids Brittny, Jessica, Emil, Karen, Sammy, Jenny and Jessica.

“Summer of Color — Lifeguard Towers of Los Angeles” was conceived by brothers Ed and Bernie Massey, founders of Portraits of Hope. The 15-year-old nonprofit group develops large-scale, hands-on art projects for adults and children -- many of them coping with poverty, serious illness or disabilities.

Among the projected 5,000 youngsters and young adults preparing the lifeguard-tower artwork were 45 first- and fifth-graders from Palisades Elementary Charter School. They arrived Friday morning with a dozen chaperons at a Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors building in Marina del Rey, which Portraits of Hope has converted into a studio.

Kneeling amid the youngsters on a paint-splattered floor, Ed Massey demonstrated the best techniques for avoiding blobs and wayward swipes. First, dab the paint in the middle of one of the white spaces, then hold the sponge roller like a piece of sidewalk chalk and spread the color. The children and adults then went to work on the 5-by-10-foot and 4-by-8-foot panels.

Kelsey Tsuchiyama, 10, applied bright-pink acrylic paint to a white section on a panel pre-printed with the stylized black outlines of a flower.

She pronounced the project “really cool,” adding: “I can look at my work if I go to the beach later on.”

Her mother, Jane Tsuchiyama, said she appreciated the program’s emphasis on civic engagement. Portraits of Hope estimates that 45 million beachgoers will see the exhibit.
https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2010-feb-21-la-me-lifeguard-paint21-2010feb21-story.html

http://www.experiencingla.com/2011/05/summer-of-color-lifeguard-towers-of-los.html

http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/dbh/docs/146466_POHUnveilingRelease519.pdf

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