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Volume 7, Issue 50  |  June 24, 2022


Phase VII of Civic Center sculptures to be unveiled in Saturday ceremony

This Saturday, June 25, the next wave of sculptures will be introduced in a ceremony at the Newport Beach Civic Center and the adjoining park. A dedication ceremony will kick things off in the City Council Chambers from 1-1:30 p.m.

Ten new sculptures, all selected by a public vote, will be introduced as Phase VII of the sculpture exhibition. They were all reviewed and approved by the City Council at a February meeting.

Phase VII of Civic Center sculptures collage of 10

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Courtesy of Newport Beach Cultural Arts 

A snippet of each of the new sculptures that will be introduced at the June 25 unveiling ceremony

The day will include not only the dedication ceremony but also children’s activities, music and light refreshments. Attendees will be encouraged to walk through the park and experience each of the new additions.

Those sculptures selected will now be on loan to the City of Newport Beach for two years. Sculptors, whose artworks were chosen, receive a small honorarium. The city was responsible for installing the art, while artists are responsible for the maintenance and repair of their work. 

The outdoor exhibition attracts an audience of all ages, including schoolchildren, the local community, and visitors from Southern California and beyond. 

The names of the Phase VII sculptures are:

Eve by Joe Forrest Sackett, Albuquerque, NM

Pathway Parabola by Greg Mueller, Lutsen Mountain, MN

Where Have All The Birds Gone? by Marguerite Elliot, Fairfax, CA

Pluma Sculptura, a.k.a. “The Feather” by Kirk Seese, Lutherville-Timonium, MD

To The Moon by Alex G, Vista, CA

Prey by Mr. & Mrs. Ferguson, Alameda, CA

Archeology of the Everyday by Tyler Burton, Palm Springs, CA

A Novel Idea by Craig Gray, Key West, FL

David by Miggy Buck, New York, NY

Cross-Section by Tim DeShong, Caratunk, ME

Newport Beach Civic Center is located at 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach. The park is free to tour.

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