|Angelenos have always been, literally, making it. From the early
inhabitants of El Pueblo who made handcrafts to the contemporary
resident who may make movies, clothing, or any one of thousands of
things, Angelenos are makers, creators.
Angelenos have always tried to make it in the figurative sense, too. New immigrants strive for a better life; natives do as well.
Enter the exhibit
|Making it, then, has a dual meaning appropriate for our metropolis --
and for the Faces of L.A. Project, since all the partners in our digital
community have collections that concern "making it" in both senses
of the expression. We can see Rosie the Riveter making airplanes
during WWII, we can see people making Sees Candies, we can see
people making homes.
One special class of maker is the artist, the focus of USC's digital exhibition Making Art. In the two dozen images on display here, you can see representations of an early plein air painter, an emigre author, a choreographer, and an assortment of creators young and old.