By Ricky Richardson, Contributing Writer
Los Angeles, CA.- Kindred Arts teamed up with Council District 10 and City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs to host the current Monumental Tour. Monumental Tour is a touring exhibition empowering social change through the arts. Monumental Tour features acclaimed artists Arthur Jafa, Coby Kennedy, Christopher Myers and Hank Willis Thomas in a group showing of sculptures across the city of Los Angeles in Council District 10 and Downtown Los Angeles.
The amazing and magnificent exhibit was unveiled on Thursday, February 12, 2022 in Leimert Plaza Park. Leimert Plaza Park location is significant for this exhibit. This is where local rallies and protests and cultural events are held.
The works opened during Black History Month and will remain on display through May 2022 at four locations across South Los Angeles and Downtown Los Angeles. These titans of contemporary art appear as part of the traveling outdoor art exhibit, empowering social change through the arts.
In a Press Release: organizers stated the exhibit is free and open to the public.
Works and Locations:
Hank Willis: ALL POWER TO ALL People- Leimert Plaza Park, 4395, Leimert Park Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA. 90008. I was able to see this awesome artwork, in Leimert Plaza Park, it sits on the Southwest corner of the Park, hovering over Crenshaw and Vernon.
Christopher Myers: CALIBANS’s HANDS- Benny H. Potter Park, 2413 2ND Avenue, Los Angeles, CA. 90018
Coby Kennedy: KALIEF BROWDER: THE BOX, The National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, 100-198 N. Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA. 90012
Arthur Jafa: BIG WHEEL IV, Nate Holding Performing Arts Center, 4718 W. Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA. 90016
You can view the artworks virtually and find out more information about each artists as well as current and upcoming events in conjunction with the exhibit by visiting https://monumentaltour.org/current-location You can also follow Monumental Tour on Instagram for updates. https://www.instagram.com/monumental_tour .