Tons of very cool cards. Nice KIWA shout-out at 1:53
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ArtCards are blank pre-addressed postcards that are distributed across Los Angeles County (in coffee shops, art galleries, community centers, schools, etc.) by volunteers.
Angelenos are encouraged to use each ArtCard as a 4” x 6” canvas on which to create and mail in their own works of art – the resulting collection of sketches, collages, photographs, and words help to document L.A. County’s varied creative framework.
To honor freedom of expression and equality in the arts, there are no guidelines and every ArtCard received is published online at LA-Artist.com. The collection is digitally archived and mapped online by artist name, L.A. neighborhood and Zip. Select ArtCards are exhibited in museums and galleries, printed in books and remixed and shared by people online.
Frank Bros. 2400 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, CA Iconic furniture store in Long Beach, California. A store that changed L.A.'s ways | August 15, 2009 | Martha Groves | Los Angeles Times Added 2/19/16 Added 2/19/16 Carlos Diniz - Entrance Presentation, Frank Brothers Furniture, Long Beach, CA This is an Architectural Rendering of Frank Brothers Furniture in Long Beach, CA by architect Edward Killingsworth, CDA #1283. 1963 Frank Brothers Furniture and Moreddi of Long Beach, CA introduced Scandinavian furniture and modern + good design to the masses long before DWR, Ikea, or Target. They were located at 2400 American Avenue by 1961. Sadly the building was razed during the 1992 Riots. "Frank Bros. was the store that John Entenza, editor of Arts & Architecture magazine , enlisted to furnish the Case Study Houses, launched by the magazine toward the end of World War II... Frank Bros. appealed not just to the moneyed set but also to teachers
http://salt.unc.edu/T-RACES/mosaic.html (dead link 2/19/2016) Documenting neighborhoods of color since the 1930's. Wiki : Redlining is the practice of denying, or increasing the cost of services such as banking , insurance , access to jobs ,  access to health care,  or even supermarkets  to residents in certain, often racially determined,  areas. The term "redlining" was coined in the late 1960s by John McKnight, a Northwestern University sociologist and community activist.  It describes the practice of marking a red line on a map to delineate the area where banks would not invest; later the term was applied to discrimination against a particular group of people (usually by race or sex ) no matter the geography. During the heyday of redlining, the areas most frequently discriminated against were black inner city neighborhoods. For example, in Atlanta, through at least the 1980s, this practice meant that banks would often lend
Long Beach, a City that supports the ARTS + ARTISTS, is a fantastic place to call home. Recently, the Arts Council for Long Beach approached me to create some awards for the State of Arts - 2015 event. I was able to channel my love for this City, passion for the arts, and be inspired by all the wonderful awardees into this collection. The piece above was created with elements from each of the awards for FUN to commemorate the experience. Framed versions were presented to the Arts Council for Long Beach and the Office of the Mayor as a, "thanks for including me." i heart Arts Council for Long Beach + i heart Mayor Robert . Learn more about each awardee by clicking on the award.