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Mark Ridley-Thomas Behavioral Health Center - Lobby

Mental Health
Martin Luther King Jr. Behavioral Health Center
12021 South Wilmington Ave.
Los Angeles
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Latitude: 33.92438572 - Longitude: -118.2394406
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Project Description

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Behavioral Health Center renovation project was a collaborative effort among the Departments of Mental Health, Public Health, Health Services, Probation, and Workforce Development, Aging, and Community Services. Addressing the issues mental illness, substance use disorders, homelessness, and clinical needs, this project provides a mix of residential, outpatient, and support services to fill major gaps in the continuum of care within South Los Angeles. Artist team FreelandBuck was selected to create an artwork for the lobby interior, consisting of a two-dimensional lightbox with layers of imagery derived from traditional quilting techniques as well as familiar views of the surrounding community. FreelandBuck worked with Silver Threads, a Willowbrook seniors’ quilting group, to engage community members through a series of in-person and virtual meetings to develop the source material for the final artwork design.