Wednesday, November 11, 2015

"Dominguez Field and the Famous Titans of Aviation": New Public Art at East Rancho Dominguez Senior Center Celebrates Local Heritage

"Dominguez Field and the Famous Titans of Aviation"
The new Senior Center on Atlantic Ave. will be officially unveiled this Sat., Nov. 14, at East Rancho Dominguez County Park, and the Compton community will be impressed by the variety of enjoyable outdoor amenities:  exercise equipment, playground area, tennis courts, walking paths, sustainable landscaping and walking areas, and plenty of shaded open space and picnic tables.  A beacon for these community amenities is Fausto Fernandez' welcoming and colorful public art on the new Senior Center's west fa├žade.

Fausto Fernandez's mixed media work "Dominguez Field and the Famous Titans of Aviation" is a tribute to the local Dominguez family (dating to 1784) and the area's aviation history, notably the 1910 Los Angeles International Air Meet at Dominguez Field.

The public art creation process involved contributions from local youth, and Fernandez' resulting mixed media artwork of powder-coated aluminum, corrugated metal and reclaimed wood initially appears as a building-mounted sculpture.  His use of acrylic paint on the stucco exterior, however, brings the three-dimensional quality of the piece to life as it merges both sculptural and mural forms.

"Dominguez Field and the Famous Titans of Aviation" was sponsored by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; community center and park amenities were developed by the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation.


artistic butterfly fence surrounding
the playground and walking area
EVENT DETAILS:

Grand Opening Celebration 

& 9th Annual Resource Fair
(Food, entertainment, vendors, tours)

Sat., Nov. 14, 2015
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
outdoor exercise equipment
next to the new Senior Center

East Rancho Dominguez Community Center
15116 S. Atlantic Ave.
East Compton, CA