Local Girl Scouts Help Paint Giant Spheres Set for MacArthur Park

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St. Brendan School Girl Scouts (left to right) Lauren Ide, Karmen Kaul, and Isabella Kaul.

St Brendan School Girl Scout Troop 3245 took a trip to El Segundo last week to be part of a giant art project by Portraits of Hope to bring thousands of floating spheres to the lake in MacArthur Park this summer. Ten scouts accompanied troop leaders Monique Atkins and Deidra Hoye (and a number of parents) to help paint spheres – Portraits of Hope plans on floating some 7,000 of the spheres in August to bring new life to MacArthur Park.

Tallulah Carney stands among some of the large spheres she helped paint.
Tallulah Carney stands among some of the large spheres she helped paint.

For children and adults coping with serious health and physical conditions, Portrait of Hope projects serve as creative therapy, drawing them into making and painting physical art pieces that can be shared with the world. But with a project this big, POH is looking for help from all kinds of groups, corporations and individuals who want to help subsidize, or help paint, their project. Interested parties may contact poh@portraitsofhope.org.

POH projects across the country have included painting playgrounds and public spaces, a Goodyear blimp, life guard towers, the Beverly Hills oil derrick seen from Olympic Blvd. and even taxi cabs in New York City.

An illustration of what of Hope plans for the lake at MacArthur Park.
An illustration of what of Hope plans for the lake at MacArthur Park.
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Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.

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