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Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend
Ivar Intermission

Project Area: Hollywood
Project: Hollywood Boulevard Demonstration Project
Project Location: Ivar between Hollywood and Selma
Project Type: CRA Initiated


Artist Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend designed an elaborately colored concrete crosswalk with metal insets, seating area and fence, which create an informal performance area between the public library and the Doolittle Theatre parking lot. Amend pushed the limits of integral colored concrete to dazzling effects.

For other projects, please see:

Image of Fence
Detail of Colored Concrete

Artist Profile

Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend was born in Baltimore, Maryland.  From 1966-1972, she studied at Hood College, Indiana University, and the University of Texas.  In 1982, the artist received a National Endowment for the Arts Artist Fellowship.  Stinsmuehlen-Amend’s works are in the public collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Glass: International Center for Contemporary Art, Tacoma; Detroit Institute of the Arts; the Jewish Museum; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery, New South Wales, Australia; Nishida Museum, Toyoma, Japan; and the Voss & Partner, TV-Ateliers, Dusseldorf, Germany.  The artist lives and works in Ojai, California.