Art Thrives at Hillview

Art changes lives. We believe that visual art, like music, stimulates a psychological experience that can create positive energy. Art succeeds when it engages people and their imaginations, and when it transforms people’s attitudes and outlooks.

With an aim to inspire, intrigue and involve, Hillview commissioned original artwork from two creative and inventive Los Angeles artists.

“Gates of Empowerment,” by Michael Amescua, blends whimsy with practicality. The steel driveway gates reflect the artist’s fondness for natural themes and feature papel picado, or paper cutouts, of flowers, butterflies, reptiles and birds. This work, said the artist, reflects the “strength and movement in keeping with Hillview’s mission of empowering people and helping them move forward with their lives.” The project was financed through the Private Percent for Art, a City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs program requiring developers to allocate 1 percent of new construction costs to art.

“Laura, Scattering” is the colorful tile carpet of decorative mosaic tiles set into the reception and entry areas of the Carl C. McCraven Treatment Center. Artist Robin Brailsford was inspired by Yuzan Chinese folding papers to create 58 unique tesserae tiles of glass, gold and porcelain. The artwork was named for the granddaughter of Carl and Eva McCraven to reflect Laura’s Asian heritage and her enjoyment of the Chinese folding papers. Hillview used donated funds to commission the work from the artist. Ways to Donate

“Soaring for Freedom,” our corporate logo, originated as a Brailsford tile. When you visit Hillview, look for it in lobby of the Carl C. McCraven Treatment Center.