And this year’s award goes to:…
Amy Inouye, designer, artist, community activist and godmother of Highland Park’s iconic Chicken Boy rooftop statue, was honored as the 2018 Lummis Day “Noisemaker."
The Noisemaker trophy, created by artist Heather McClarty, was presented at the Lummis Day Community Foundation’s annual fundraiser dinner on Saturday, April 7, 6:30 pm-10:00 pm at the Highland Park Ebell Club, 131 South Avenue 57 in Highland Park.
About the honoree:
Amy Inouye is a book designer (over 200 books designed, several award-winning local best sellers), gallerist (organizer of over 60 art exhibits), community activist, Los Angeles history aficionado (president of Photo Friends of Los Angeles Public Library, the support group of the LAPL photo collection. She’s also well-known for bringing the 22-foot tall Chicken Boy (aka the Statue of Liberty of Los Angeles) to N. Figueroa Street, where he has become a beloved Historic Route 66 roadside icon.
The “Noisemaker Award,” named for the famous entertainments hosted by Charles Lummis for writers, artists and dignitaries at his Northeast L.A. home, is presented to a person whose work and contributions to the community celebrate the arts, history and ethnic diversity of Northeast Los Angeles. Previous honorees were award-winning author and journalist Hector Tobar, former councilmember Ed Reyes, playwright, filmmaker and actor Richard Montoya and longtime neighborhood activist Ann Walnum.