Another community mosaic project!
This one is in Lomita--2161 Lomita Blvd to be exact, at the northeast corner of Lomita & Narbonne. That's the address of the Summer Studio Arts Academy, and the mosaic is mounted outside, near the main entrance. Completion date for the art was early summer 2009, after about three and a half months of work with over 50 people contributing their time and skills. The mosaic is titled "South Bay Shines a Light."
David Parsons of the Academy says the Chambers of Commerce of both Lomita and Palos Verdes participated. The point was to involve people--artists or not--in a project that reflected their community. So right in the center of the mosaic, shining its light, is a locomotive--because Lomita is home to the Lomita Railroad Museum.
The Summer Studio Arts Academy hosts "Art Jams" on the 4th Friday of the month. Poetry and live music, with refreshments! The next one is coming up soon, February 26, from 7-9:30 pm. Free parking lot in back, but be sure to walk around and enter from Lomita Blvd. so you can see the mosaic.