Westchester’s Otis College of Art and Design is turning 100 on September 30, and the college is kicking-off a number of community collaborations to help celebrate its centennial. One of these first partnerships is with Los Angeles World Airports, which recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil artwork from 2018 Otis graduates.
The artwork, located in terminals throughout LAX, is part of the airport’s “100percentLA” campaign, designed to use art to highlight Los Angeles’ unique aesthetic and encourage visitors to take photos to post on social media.
“LAX is excited to partner with Otis College of Art and Design for the ‘100percentLA’ campaign, which highlights the creativity and vibrancy of our city as seen through the eyes of young local artists and designers,” said Keith Wilschetz, Deputy Executive Director for Emergency Management and Operations at LAX. “These exciting works of art, which will be installed throughout our LAX terminals this summer, help create a uniquely L.A. experience for our guests and provide an opportunity for them to engage in the campaign and share their own LA stories.” Continue reading
Do you know a leader in Westchester that deserves to be recognized for their dedication to the community?
The Westchester 75th Anniversary Committee is looking for nominations of people who either live, work or volunteer in Westchester that have enriched the community through their time, talent or donations. Those interested in nominating someone will be asked to include a brief write-up on their nominee. The list will be published in a future edition of the HomeTown News.
In September, the Westchester 75th Anniversary Committee put out a call for student artists in the area to create drawings using the theme “Our Little Piece of Paradise: Celebrating 75 Years of Westchester.” The committee received more than 100 entries from students ranging from 5-16, which displayed their artistic talent while highlighting Westchester. Judges from the committee and Councilmember Mike Bonin loved all of the submissions and selected a grand prize and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winning drawings in the age groups of 5-9; 10-13; and 14-18. The winning drawings will be displayed in Councilmember Bonin’s Westchester office. Continue reading
More than 250 community members celebrated Westchester’s 75th anniversary at a cocktail reception held at Loyola Marymount University on Thursday, October 27 hosted by the Westchester 75th Anniversary Committee in conjunction with the LAX Coastal Chamber and Loyola Marymount University. Continue reading
Please join the Westchester 75th Anniversary Committee for a Celebration of Westchester on Thursday, October 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Loyola Marymount University. Guests can enjoy live music, food, drinks, photo booth, a display of historical society photos and memorabilia, as well as recognition of some of the people that have helped make Westchester What it is today. Continue reading
In an era when most women dared not engage in business, politics or anything that took them outside the home, a farm girl from Illinois broke barriers and ultimately changed the course of Westchester forever. Continue reading
I was born Cozette Estell Chattin and moved into the home my parents built shortly after I was born. My father was discharged from the Army at the end of WWII, went to work for Northrop, met my mother and 3 months later they were married. Ten months later I was born. Continue reading
Since its inception in 2011, the Emerson Avenue Community Garden (EACG) has hosted a variety of events from pancake breakfasts, movie nights, dinners and community volunteer days, but the nonprofit group with the motto of “Build a Garden, Grow a Community,” is hoping to expand that network with its largest undertaking yet, the Westchester Arts and Music (WAM) Block Party. EACG’s mission is to develop and maintain its 1-acre plot on the campus of Wright STEAM Magnet into a “sustainable, organic food garden and green space” that is used for education and community building.
There’s a lot to love about the 90045! With Westchester’s 75th anniversary kicking-off this month, we thought we’d reach out to the community to find out what they felt made Westchester so special. People emailed, commented on Facebook and told us in person what their favorite things were about this small town community tucked inside a big city. Whether it was something trivial like a favorite restaurant, or something profound like neighbors being dedicated to helping each other, one thing was clear when we compiled the responses: Westchester holds a special place in the hearts of anyone who spends any amount of time here. Continue reading
Grab your red, white and blue and head down to Loyola Boulevard to celebrate America’s birthday at the 17th Annual Fourth of July Parade presented by the LAX Coastal Chamber.