We'll see tonight if the addition of four new double fluorescent light fixtures illuminating the sixty works of art inside the Gas Station. Thanks to Sean Toro, Project Manager for the City of Glendale's Community Services and Parks Department and to Jess Duran, its director, the City paid for fixtures, bulbs and extension cords to get the Gas Station a little more brightly illuminated.
The cooperation of Mr. Duran's department has been supportive and kind. Sometimes it just takes time to make magic happen. I truly believe that if the City of Glendale cares about Art here, that they'll actively recruit and fund subsequent installations in the Gas Station in the future.
I encourage artists and supporters of art here and where ever you may be to stay in touch and develop your own site specific ideas for this unique space.
Please mark Sunday, August 26, 2012 as the closing date for this installation. Specific times will be announced here and directly to participants. All art will be removed by the end of that day.
Finally, Ripsime Marashian, formerly our Arts and Culture liaison for the Gas Station, was steadfast and supportive all during her tenure. She was the Keeper of the Key, as City rules forbid a non-employee (me) from having direct access to the space. As she pursues new opportunities, we wish her Bon Voyage and many thanks.