In 2007, long before diversity was a buzzword, the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council commissioned medallions celebrating the community’s traditions of innovation, diversity and harmony. Designed by Cheri Gaulke, a gay parent of twin daughters who also created public art at Metro Ave 26 station, the bright colors and bold shapes of the permanent street medallions welcome people to Silver Lake with text in three languages – English,
Spanish and Tagalog.
Silver Lake History Collective Co-chair Cheryl Revkin co-chaired the SLNC Neighborhood Pride Committee in 2007 when the attractive signs were installed on 35 light posts throughout Silver Lake.
Watch the the History Collective interview with Cheri Gaulke here.
See other examples of Cheri Gaulke's art here.