Art: A Place in the Sun

Los Angeles' city parks blossomed with 500 paintings and sculptures last week. The exhibits had been culled from no less than 3,000 art works submitted in a city-sponsored contest. They boasted no big names, but for sheer weight of unknown ones the shows were impressive.

Art was everywhere except underfoot. It hung from trees and on bushes, on fences and around a swimming pool. Chartered buses covered the shows with a grueling ten-hour tour. Mexican dancers, Negro-spiritual singers, Hollywood starlets and a borrowed elephant livened the proceedings. The artists themselves hovered near at hand,...

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