Artwork on Orange: Resiliency
250 N. Orange St
November 2021 - March 26, 2022
Since 1987 Hrenda has lived in Glendale with her husband. In 1990 she received a Master degree from UCLA. Prior to 2017 she worked primarily in digital art, but since then she has been working exclusively in 3-dimensional art made mostly from discarded objects. She finds many of these elements as roadside trash on walks around Glendale and nearby areas and feels that trash art is fundamentally an expression of the possibility of transformation.
Each year since 2015, working with Glendale's Community Services and Parks Department and the Adams Hill Neighborhood Association, she has designed, created and installed community art projects in the gas station building in Adams Square Mini Park. Residents of the community are invited to come to the park to finish elements of the installation which remain in the park from November through January each year.
Hrenda is currently working on a kinetic steel sculpture which incorporates several used bicycle frames and is expected to be installed in Glendale in the upcoming year.
Swain is from Malibu, CA. At 24, she moved to Pasadena, CA to pursue her education at the Pasadena Art Center in Commercial Art. She is a Fine Artist and Designer. After college, she pursued art, graphic design, website design, and illustration. She works as a teacher and fine artist. Swain has designed award winning floats for the Tournament of Roses and clients include Cirque Du Soleil, Jet Blue, Pasadena Play House and Thorson Auto just to name a few. She worked at Warner Bros. and in animation with The Acme Network. She now continues to use her art and design ability as well as illustration in a variety of different ways. Swain has painted many Electrical Boxes in LA and surrounding areas. She has done several large scale Live Paintings at events and has done chalk paintings for over 14 years, with award winning murals that reach 20'. She teaches fine art and currently she holds Paint Parties, private as well as public events, for both children and adults, in LA and Ventura. Swain has one son, she resides in Ventura, CA. and besides her art, she loves to hike, play dodgeball and do roller derby.
Diane Williams is a Pilipinx interdisciplinary artist and researcher based in Los Angeles, CA. She weaves physical cultural detritus as metaphors for how the marginalized are often viewed as disposable in society, while monumentalizing these colorful objects to celebrate hybridity and diversity. Her work has been featured in select publications and radio interviews including Artforum, Hyperallergic, Los Angeles Magazine, LA Weekly, Artillery and KPFK. Williams’ work has been shown at the Armory Center for the Arts, 18th Street Art Center, Human Resources, Museum of Art and History, Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, Steppling Art Gallery at CSUSD, Children's Museum of the Arts New York, Berkeley Art Center, San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries. Williams has developed community engaged projects hosted by the USC Fisher Museum and Pacific Asia Museum. She has works in private and public collections at the National Immigration Law Center in Los Angeles and Washington DC, Glendale Community College and Azusa Pacific University.