Another LA is Possible, a

temporary, two-part exhibition, opened this month in the new mixed-use development, Playa del Oro, at Lincoln Boulevard and Manchester Avenue in Playa del Rey.

The public art project, which is funded by Decron Properties, was conceived and implemented by students and faculty of the Fine Art Department at Otis College of Art and Design in Westchester.

The exhibit will be displayed in two parts, says artist and Otis faculty member Robby Herbst, project curator. Part one features the work of Los Angeles-based artists, architects and urbanists whose work “re-imagines another way that Angelenos can live together,” Herbst says.

The second part consists of the work of the college’s fine art students who are responding to the vision and approaches of the first show.

Another LA is Possible consists of sculpture, drawings, film and photography, as well as art events, and will be installed in and around glass-front cabinets that are part of Playa del Oro’s original architecture.

Works by architect Stephanie Smith, artists Sandra de la Loza, Michael Parker and Wu Ingrid Tang, and urbanists Erik Knutzen and Kelly Coyne of Homegrown Evolution will be displayed.

Part one opened Thursday, November 19th, while part two is scheduled to open on Thursday, December 10th.

“Robby Herbst’s exhibition Another LA is Possible celebrates the long-standing albeit informal tradition of artists building neighborhoods and renewing cities,” said Meg Cranston, chair of the college’s Fine Arts Department. “When artists build a neighborhood, everybody wants to live there.”

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