The Collection has reached out to nationally and internationally recognized artists to create an inspired grouping of public art pieces to be carefully placed throughout the center. From playful fountains and benches to colorful ceramic tile murals, metal sculptures and more all guaranteed to make you stop and smell the roses.
Inspired by the beauty of the California Coast, it is with pleasure that we share these magnificent works of art with you. This unique private art collection was installed to create an art environment unlike any other and solely for the enrichment of the community.
Meet Our Artists
- Michael Amescua
- Frank Bauer
- Kevin Newman
- Frank Romero
- Peter Shire
- Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend
- Sammy Silberstein
- Logan Muszynski
Michael Amescua is widely recognized sculptor who has received dozens of major public art commissions. At the heart of his imagery is his background in Anthropology and participation in the Chicano Art Movement. Normally working in two or three-dimensional sculpture, Amescua prefers metalwork as his medium. Amescua approaches each project from design to fabrication as creating new artwork.
Frank Bauer is a ceramic artist who specializes in mosaics that feature intricate patterning, texture and form. Bauer’s particular style of construction requires that he shape, glaze and fire hundreds of individual clay pieces for each project. Bauer’s works widely recognized for their vibrant colors and are inspired by European folk art traditions and historical decorative arts he has encountered in his frequent travels.
Kevin Newman was schooled as a classically trained fine artist at the Academy ofFine Arts in Philadelphia. From commissioned paintings & murals to prints, posters & publishing to illustration & the world of advertising, Kevin Newman’s career has spanned for more than three decades, has employed virtually every medium and has showcased his work in every arena of today’s commercial world. Today, the design of icons, logos & trademarks and the world of branding dominate his carreer, attracting the world’s largest companies, their brands, design firms, and advertising agencies. Kevin Newman currently resides in Santa Monica, CA.
Frank Romero’s tile mural at The Collection adds to a rich history of significant artwork installations in the Los Angeles area. He has completed 15 murals throughout the city, and was a key contributor to the 1984 Olympic Arts Festival with Going to the Olympics, a large-scale mural which adorns one of Los Angeles’ busiest freeways (Highway 101). Romero has been a dedicated member of the Los Angeles arts community for more than 40 years, and is a member of the 1970s Chicano art collective, Los Four, who helped define and promote the new awareness of La Raza through murals, publications and exhibitions.
Peter Shire’s artwork often defies categorization and crosses over many traditional boundries and media. He is equally at home in the “fine arts” of sculpture, drawing and painting as he is in the creation of ceramics, furniture and toys. One of the original members of the groundbreaking Milan-based Memphis design group, Shire has an international reputation for is colorful furniture, whimsical sculptures and functional artworks. Shire’s works are in many public collections and museums in the U. S. and abroad.
Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend’s work in glass and mixed media, architectural glass, hot glass and public art is included in many private collections and public institutions including the LA County Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of the Arts, Oakland Museum of California and the Museum of Arts and Design, NY and City of Los Angeles among others. She taught at the Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA for eighteen years and has been a visiting artist at RISD, Tyler School of Art, CCAC, Cal State Fullerton, Massachusetts College of Art, Ohio and Illinois Universities, and numerous other glass and public art conferences. She is a past recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, the Pilchuck Glass School Hauberg Fellowship, the 2007 Libensky Award, and 2006 Artist Residencies at Pilchuck and the Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington.
Redmond Schwartz Mark Design, is an enthusiastic multi-disciplinary design studio focused on the skillful marriage of the built environment and graphic identity. RSM Design has built a reputation on discovering and capturing the essence of each project in unique and innovative ways that intrigue the imagination and engage the audience. From the creation of the initial project concept, identity, branding, and architectural character, to the weaving of the appropriate image for the over-all project and its many individual components, RSM Design strives to magnify and enrich the interactive experience. Not fitting into the traditional disciplines of architecture, graphics, interiors, or urban planning, our work blurs the boundaries between the different approaches, yet incorporates elements from all.
Riley Forsythe, founder and owner of Walldogs, has over thirty-five years experience in the field of outdoor advertising. He mastered his craft during the golden era of the Sunset Strip. By providing the quality and dependability required in the fast paced world of contemporary advertising, the Walldogs stand as one of the last remaining classic hand-paint shops in the country. During his years at Pacific Outdoor, Forsythe studied the art of pattern making, rigging, color matching and applying pigment across massive surfaces. He is an expert in his field. Riley Created Walldogs with the support of his wife Gwen and his brother John. Together the team has grown into a collection of talented artists in the Los Angeles area.
Sammy Silberstein was born in Mexico City. He received a BA in Visual Communication from the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana in Mexico City. He moved to Los Angeles in 1984 and received a Master of Arts degree in Art from UCLA. Sammy has been an artist and photographer for over 25 years. His photography work focuses on the use of the camera in a painterly manner, drawing from his fine art background and personal connection to abstract expressionism. His photographic works have been acquired by private and institutional collectors.
Logan Muszynski owns and operates a full-service creative agency in downtown Los Angeles. With a background in advertising, photography and design blended with a specialization in interactive media, Logan is known for his innovative interactive photography and stop-motion films. An emphasis on fine art aesthetics and new technology have attracted such commercial clients as Nike, eBay, Calvin Klein, UGG Men, Coca-Cola, and Speck mobile products. Holding a B.F.A. in Advertising from The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, his creative process derives from deconstructing the elements of a subject and creating a focused and truthful interpretation that speaks to the market. His services include photography, design, branding, original content generation, documentation, cinematography, ideation, and web design.