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December 25, 1994 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rozzell Sykes, founder of St. Elmo's Village, an eruption of rainbow-colored bungalows, sheds and garages set amid what was once the squalor of a decaying neighborhood, has died. A spokesman for the village said Saturday that Sykes was believed to have been in his 60s. The cause of his death Dec. 18 is unknown, pending an autopsy. Sykes was an artist with a self-developed style of craftsmanship when he came upon the area, along St. Elmo Drive near Venice Boulevard and La Brea Avenue, in 1961.
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January 8, 1995 | LESLIE BERESTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The man who brought life to an eclectic little complex of 10 bungalows called St. Elmo Village was mourned last month by more than 200 of his friends, relatives, students and members of the art community in a memorial service at First AME Church. Rozzell Sykes, who died Dec. 18, a week before his 64th birthday, was remembered as a man who believed that by working with what one has, anything can be accomplished.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1995 | LESLIE BERESTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The man who brought life to an eclectic little complex of 10 bungalows called St. Elmo Village was mourned last month by more than 200 of his friends, relatives, students and members of the art community in a memorial service at First AME Church. Rozzell Sykes, who died Dec. 18, a week before his 64th birthday, was remembered as a man who believed that by working with what one has, anything can be accomplished.
NEWS
December 25, 1994 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rozzell Sykes, founder of St. Elmo's Village, an eruption of rainbow-colored bungalows, sheds and garages set amid what was once the squalor of a decaying neighborhood, has died. A spokesman for the village said Saturday that Sykes was believed to have been in his 60s. The cause of his death Dec. 18 is unknown, pending an autopsy. Sykes was an artist with a self-developed style of craftsmanship when he came upon the area, along St. Elmo Drive near Venice Boulevard and La Brea Avenue, in 1961.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 1993
Mayor Tom Bradley, A&M Records co-founder Herb Alpert and actor Jeff Bridges will host a special exhibition by Los Angeles artist Rozzell Sykes, called "Energies of the '90s," on Sunday from noon-9 p.m. in the Charlie Chaplin Sound Stage at A&M Records, 1416 N. La Brea Ave., Hollywood. The event is free and open to the public. More than 200 works will be displayed and 50% of proceeds from sales will benefit the nonprofit group Free Arts for Abused Children.
NEWS
January 1, 1995 | LESLIE BERESTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The man who brought life to an eclectic little complex of 10 bungalows called St. Elmo Village was mourned last week by more than 200 of his friends, relatives, students and members of the art community in a memorial service at First AME Church. Rozzell Sykes, who died Dec. 18, a week before his 64th birthday, was remembered as a man who believed that by working with what one has, anything can be accomplished.
NEWS
February 28, 1993 | JAKE DOHERTY
Above the fishpond inside the art oasis of St. Elmo Village is a sign bearing the creed: "If it is to be, it is up to me." As residents and supporters of the village plan its renovation, it's clear they have taken that message to heart.
NEWS
February 12, 1995 | LUCILLE RENWICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
St. Elmo Village is a kaleidoscope, Oz in Mid-City: multihued, mural cinder-block walls. Remnants recycled into sculptures scattered through the back yard. A fishpond created by children. Towering paintings haphazardly hung.
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