By: Thomas Bunn
A few weeks back I wrote a gleaming article about the beauty and hidden gem that we have in the Inglewood Public Library, and here’s another reason
Art Day in Inglewood! Its 11 o’clock in the morning, and already its feeling like we live in Nevada and not 10-minutes from the ocean. I’m sweating and heading to the library after a brief stint at the Grevillea Art Park Mural for the opening ceremonies.
I grab my gear and a word with Helen Lesick who’s headed in the same direction. As she heads into the Gladys Waddingham Lecture Hall to launch the city’s brand new Public Art website that aims to showcase and highlight the City’s history and infuse the arts into all facets of Inglewood’s community culture, I head the opposite directions to the library where there is tons of AC!
A line was formed outside the reading room as I arrived, and the excitement could almost be touch with the tip of a finger. Actress and TV star Tamera Mowry-Housely of FOX’s The Real, was stopping by the to do something very real and dear to her heart, and that’s support childhood literacy by reading a chapter out of a Goosebumps book, just in time for Halloween!
Sony Pictures in promotion of their new movie Goosebumps based on the popular series of spooky kids books by famous author R.L. Stine, painted the reading room a nice blue color and installed a fully stacked shelf of brand new books.
Tamera also contributed to the library by providing copies of her and her twin sister Tia Mowry’s new children’s adventure book titled, “Twintuition” and a couple of brand new Apple iPads!
After the reading, Mowry happily spoke to parents, took pictures with children for the Gram, and signed autographs.
I remember reading Goosebumps as a kid, so of course I grabbed a couple shirts. They were two big for my girls, so I’ll hold on to them, don’t judge me.
Art Day continued with lectures, a poetry reading, panel discussions, a refreshing performance from the Loyola Marymount University Choir, and an outdoor Jazz Concert to conclude the event.
The City of Inglewood has also launched their Official Facebook Page, show some love and Like your city to stay up to date on all things Inglewood. I anticipate the Art Day Celebration becoming a staple event in the community in the coming years.