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Temporary Art Installation by Poetic Kinetics

The Laguna Art Museum and City of Laguna Beach will be presenting the temporary art installation “Sunset Trace” by Poetic Kinetics Patrick Shearn November 5 - November 15, 2020. Installation will start on Friday, October 30, 2020, with the kinetic installation extending from the Gazebo in Heisler Park along the pathway leading to Main Beach Park. The installation is part of the Laguna Art Museum’s annual Art & Nature program, which is currently in its eight year.

Inspired by the graceful murmuration of birds flocking together, or schools of fish moving simultaneously, this signature Patrick Shearn installation is a reminder of nature moving around us. Suspended using transparent monofilament netting and rigged inconspicuously, the undulating form appears to levitate in midair, finessed by the unique wind pattern creating a dramatic experience.

“The theme of Art & Nature speaks particularly to Laguna Beach, which for over a hundred years has been a center for art, the appreciation of nature, and environmental awareness,” said Dr. Malcolm Warner, Executive Director for the Laguna Art Museum.

During installation, pedestrian pathways may need to be redirected for public safety from October 30 - November 4, 2020. The community is asked to enjoy the installation when it opens on November 5 while adhering to COVID-19 safety measures of wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing.

“I am so excited that the Laguna Beach Arts Commission was invited by the Laguna Art Museum to bring a Poetic Kinetics project to the Laguna Beach,” said Adam Schwerner, Chair of the Laguna Beach Arts Commission. “This will be yet another project brought to Laguna Beach that reinforces our town’s long and illustrious history as an arts city. And, given health and safety protocols, is perfect for the moment.”

This temporary art installation for the community has been funded by the Laguna Art Museum, the lodging establishments, and the City of Laguna Beach. For additional information and related programming visit the Laguna Art Museum at www.lagunaartmuseum.org