Paintings, Drawings and Photographs by Barbara Field (except where noted otherwise.)
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Saturday, December 8, 2012
This was painted last Saturday in Hollenbeck Park. It was my first visit to Hollenbeck Park, but the park was highly recommended by two other painters, and I trust painters' instincts. Possibly not about everything, but definitely about the visual value of locations. It is an excellent park. It has great old structures; it's fabulously hilly, and it has this long narrow pond that attracts tons of water birds. There were many dogs at the park last week too, in part because there was a dog vaccine event.
Hollenbeck Park is named for John Edward Hollenbeck. Hollenbeck made his fortune in Nicaragua in a prior century, and speculated in land in East Los Angeles. He was briefly a City Council member. Other important things in East Los Angeles are also named for Hollenbeck: a division of the Los Angeles Police Department, a middle school, and very good burrito.