You are invited to join Airport 2 Park for theÂ exhibition
â€œReimagining Santa Monica Airport â€“ Part 1″
– for one night only
When: Â Â Thursday October 23rd
Time: Â Â Â 6-9pm
Where: Â Writers Boot Camp Gallery, Bergamot Station #1,
2525 Michigan Avenue, for one night only.
*Car pooling is encouraged bicycle valet will be provided by Santa Monica Spoke.
The Exhibition will feature the work of USC graduate landscape architect students, Christopher Sison, Chen Liu, Zeek Magallanes and Yongdan Chunyu whoÂ under the direction of internationally renowned landscape architect Aroussiak Gabrielian (FORGROUNDÂ Design)Â took a practical approach inÂ choosing bicycles for the their site visit to Santa Monica AirportÂ where they started working on a three month project to design a park to replace the controversial facility. The tour was lead byÂ Airport2Park.org, a coalition of community groups and neighbors that formed to promote the creation of a great park on the land that is currently Santa Monica Airport. The exhibition is curated by Professor Michael Brodsky of Loyola Marymount University, Founding member of Airport2Park.
Professor Brodsky says this about the exhibition, â€œVery few people have actually seen the potential beauty and space that is currently fenced and covered with asphalt on the Santa Monica airport property. This site has such great potential for a park with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, Hollywood Hills and the Santa Monica Mountains that are currently only seen by the very few people that use it now.
â€œI feel that once people see this exhibition of talented graduate landscape architecture students, they will view the Santa Monica Airport site in an entirely new context; as one that can serve many more people in a variety of creative, healthy and sustainable ways than is currently served by the present industrial use.â€
For additional information go toÂ Airport 2 ParkÂ