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Marlo Bartels
Untitled (Benches and Seats)

Project Area: North Hollywood
Project: The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Project Location: 5200 Lankershim Boulevard
Project Type: Developer


Two cracked-tile clad seating walls snake amongst eucalyptus tress and landscaping at the front of the Academy near a parking lot. A number of square cracked-tile clad seats are scattered around a nearby plaza. The bench entices visitors to rest or talk under the cool shade of the trees.

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Marlo Bartels has been producing and installing permanent indoor and outdoor ceramic sculptures, murals, and furniture since 1977.   Primarily working in ceramic tile, Bartel shapes, forms, and glazes the clay elements by hand and uses a vibrant color palette.  With the grant support from the National Endowment for the Arts, he has developed new techniques for fabricating furniture and sculptures, using tile facings on ferro-cement with polystyrene substrates.  His work can be found in public collections throughout southern California.  Bartels received his MA from the University of California, Fullerton.