Here’s A Look At The Spheres at MacArthur Park

All Photos by Billy Bennight for The Los Angeles Beat

All Photos by Billy Bennight for The Los Angeles Beat

This last weekend was the beginning of an art project 7 years in the making by Portraits of Hope that was approved in early May. Ed Massey and Bernie Massey head up the organization Portraits of Hope that focus public art projects that involve community with a focus of getting those involving the disadvantaged and those with disabilities. The organization has been responsible for creating many large scale public art projects in the past by using playful and colorful designs. This latest installment, “The Spheres at MacArthur Park“, will last for approximately 4 weeks. The project is intended to bring the focus back the lake and the park as a place, where the community can experience a sense of joy and unity. My friend Robin Blanchard put it best when she wrote: “This is a project that is designed to bring the community together to enjoy underused/under-appreciated or in this case mostly economic-class divided spaces. From what I saw Sunday it was working great. I saw a huge cross-section of Angelenos; including, the usual park patrons and lots of kids and lots of smiles.”  The photos that follow are intended to encourage you all to engage this unique experience and, for that matter, all the world out there waiting to be known and enjoyed!

Photos After The Jump

Billy Bennight

About Billy Bennight

Billy Bennight is a writer and photographer with expertise and years of experience in these disciplines. His musical youth started as a Punk Rocker and has expanded into exploring many genres of music, with a keen interest in art, fashion, photography, and writing. He shoots celebrity and red-carpet events for ZUMA Press. He is also a member of the Los Angeles Art Association. His images have been published in The Los Angeles Times, People Magazine, Parade, Wall Street Journal, and French Elle, both Vanity Fair and Vanity Fair Italia. He's very engaged in life. You an see more of his work at ZUMA Press at You can follow him on his Facebook page at: and on Instagram and Twitter @billybennight
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