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About We Are Los Angeles

With the belief that art can move, challenge and inspire us, the California Community Foundation commissioned 30 L.A. County-based artists to create art that explores pressing issues facing our region. The We Are Los Angeles exhibit of angel sculptures was unveiled on November 12. 2016 at a special event open to the public at Grand Park on Downtown Los Angeles, featuring music, poetry and dance. The sculptures were inspired by CCF’s priorities for creating impact. Together they represent the collective diversity and strength of Los Angeles.

About the Angel Design

Gayle Garner Roski

Gayle Garner Roski

Artist Gayle Garner Roski is giving wings – once again – to colorful angel statues that will soon descend upon Los Angeles County. An active proponent of public art, Roski in 2002 designed the angel sculpture for the second year of A Community of Angels. The largest public art initiative ever presented in Los Angeles placed hundreds of colorful angels throughout the region in 2001-2002. Inspired by the project, the California Community Foundation reached out to Roski last year to create a new angel sculpture for We Are Los Angeles in celebration of our centennial. Employing state-of-the-art material, Roski designed the six-foot-tall statue inspired by the timeless paper doll. This concept allows the use of lightweight material to create a three-dimensional form for easy transport and provides artists with multiple canvasses for their own creative expression. Roski also painted one the angels as part of the We Are Los Angeles exhibit that will be unveiled at Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles on November 12, 2016.