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Realizing the satisfaction of working with students, DJ accepted a commission to design a public art project for the LAX Summer Art Academy and she worked with students for six weeks to create a monumental multi--panel, multi media, multi-projects installation at the Los Angeles International Airport.



Hough, Katherine Plake
“D. J. Hall Thirty-five Year Retrospective”, 2008
Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA


“You Take Flight: LAX Summer Art Academy” is a multicultural arts and human relations program sponsored by Los Angeles World Airports, the City of Los Angeles Human Relations Commission, and the Los Angeles Unified School District. The innovative Academy represents the first City of Los Angeles Summer Arts Program to offer high school credit. The artworks executed by sophomore, junior, and senior high school students, are on display in Terminal 1 at LAX.
The six week art program was offered at Westchester High School, five days a week, four hours a day, under the supervision of DJ Hall and Westchester High School art instructors. Students worked alongside artist D. J. Hall to execute an artistic piece consisting of the student's individual artworks, as well as collaborative artworks, all of which were designed and assigned by Hall.



“You Take Flight: LAX Summer Art Academy”
LAX, Los Angeles Airports, 2001


The theme, “2001 Space Odyssey”, for the 2001 Summer of Art project, represents for me the evolution of human intelligence, mankind's perpetual reach beyond limits, and resultant technology. This can be portrayed by suggesting movement…… figuratively with a beginning location (LAX) and a destination (the heavens) and literally, with a progression of artworks along Gates 1 and 2 in Terminal 1. To make this engaging for both the viewers and the students, I designed a sequence of pieces which functions like an illustrated story, “Let's Take a Trip Through the Universe”. The large multi-panel installation encompasses these concepts with a wink to the magic of creation.



“You Take Flight: LAX Summer Art Academy”
LAX, Los Angeles Airports, 2001 (D. J. Hall quote)



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