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"15,000 & MORE: A Plethora of Light and Darkness"

15,000 & MORE: A Plethora of Light and Darkness

By: Connie DK Lane

On display at Central Library (222 E. Harvard St. Glendale, CA 91205)

Available for viewing through June 30, 2021

“15,000 & MORE: A Plethora of Light and Darkness,” by artist Connie DK Lane, is a memorial tribute to the lives lost from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Los Angeles County. The concept behind this exhibit is based upon Chinese ancestral worship of deceased relatives and family members. A mixture of silver and gold ingots differentiates the deaths of males and females from the coronavirus. Best viewed from the front windows of the Library at night, each ingot within the exhibit represents a life lost to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County. It is both a beautiful and poignant reminder that while numbers of new cases are currently on the decline, daily case counts are still three times higher than they were in October 2020, and County reports have identified new strains of the virus in the community.

“15,000 & MORE: A Plethora of Light and Darkness” will be on display in the main entrance of Central Library (222 E. Harvard St. Glendale, CA 91205) from through June 30, 2021. This art installation is sponsored by the Glendale Arts and Culture Commission, through funding from the Urban Art Program, in partnership with the Glendale Library,  Arts & Culture department. Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger was recently on hand to help unveil the exhibit along with City of Glendale Mayor Vrej Agajanian. See editable press conference footage for the complete press conference.

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