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'Paper Airplane' prepares for takeoff in Grand Park

Downtown’s coolest al fresco gathering place is about to get even cooler.

“Paper Airplane,” a new shade structure by artists Elenita Torres and Dean Sherriff, will be installed in Grand Park in early June. The work, made up of overlapping silhouettes of white paper airplanes, will shelter lunch time crowds and passersby in the park’s popular Olive Court area, between the fountain and performance lawn.

Grand Park director Lucas Rivera said Paper Airplane was the “overwhelming favorite" of people who voted in the “A Cooler Grand Park” competition.

The sculpture is being funded as part of the Goldhirsh Foundation's My LA2050 Grants Challenge.

Read more in the Music Center’s news release.

Artists Elenita Torres and Dean Sherriff / Music Center photos