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The Baseball Reliquary Presents
Exhibition: April 13-May 28, 2010
Tommy Lasorda Day: May 15, 2-4 pm
Pomona Public Library
625 S. Garey Ave., Pomona, California

            The Baseball Reliquary opens its 2010 season of public programming with Lasordapalooza, an exhibition which examines the legacy of Los Angeles Dodgers icon Tommy Lasorda, at the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave., Pomona, California. The exhibition opened April 13, 2010 and runs through May 28, 2010. The displays offer a candid look at Lasorda’s career, including highlights such as his World Series championships as Dodgers manager and his many charitable endeavors, and lowlights such as his estrangement from his gay son, his highly public rifts with former players, and his penchant for self-promotion.
The displays incorporate artworks, artifacts, photographs, and a variety of documents which provide unique insights into the storied career of this Los Angeles Dodgers legend and one of baseball’s greatest goodwill ambassadors. Artworks range from paintings and a stained-glass piece to digital works and a hand-painted baseball, and artists include Mary Cannon, Michael Guccione, Greg Jezewski, Moe Mockster, Julian Pollack, Ben Sakoguchi, and David Shorey. Photographs of Lasorda by photojournalist Fred Zermeno are being shown publicly for the first time.  Also on view are several essays written by fans and critics of Lasorda who participated in a literary contest associated with Lasordapalooza.
On Saturday, May 15, 2010, in conjunction with the exhibition, the Baseball Reliquary will present a special "Tommy Lasorda Day" program at the Pomona Public Library from 2:00-4:00 pm. The free festivities will include a Tommy Lasorda Look-Alike Contest, open to both men and women. In addition, there will be the announcement and introduction of the prize winners for the Lasordapalooza art and literary contests.

           Library hours for Lasordapalooza are Tuesday through Thursday, 11:30 am to 7:30 pm; Friday and Saturday, 11:30 am to 5:30 pm; closed Sunday and Monday. The Baseball Reliquary is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to fostering an appreciation of American art and culture through the context of baseball history and to exploring the national pastime’s unparalleled creative possibilities. Lasordapalooza is supported, in part, by a grant from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Digital art courtesy of Michael Guccione

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