Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Cheri Gaulke

Those of you that joined me for the unveiling of the Filipino Veteran's Memorial had the opportunity to hear from Cheri Gaulke, the artist of the monument and CD13 resident. Those of you that didn't should take the short trip over to Lake Street Park to check it out. Cheri’s work on the Filipino Veteran’s Memorial is only the latest chapter in a great partnership that she has formed with Los Angeles and numerous other local governments. She designed the Pasadena Gold Line station, was the creative force behind the city of Lakewood’s 50th anniversary glowing glass "pillars of community," and, a little closer to home, worked with the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council on the design for the permanent street medallions. In 2004, she was honored by the city’s Cultural Affairs Department with the prestigious City of Los Angeles Fellowship. Her work is a synthesis of social justice, community beautification, and artistic creativity that exemplifies the very best of the city’s creative class.