The City Council on Sept. 7 approved recommendations from the Arts Advisory Committee to place five sculptures at locations in downtown Del Mar.
The sculptures, artists, and recommendations on where to place works, are:
The Temporary Outdoor Sculpture Program attracted submissions of 34 works from more than 20 artists. In August, the Arts Advisory Committee ranked the top five pieces out of 13 identified as finalists. The pieces encompass an array of iron and glass, some of it patina-coated and some of it brilliant with color.Installation is expected in mid-September.
- Pasaje a lo Infinito by Hugo Heredia (15th Street and Camino del Mar);
- Moonshaddow by Jeffery Laudenslager and Deanne Sabeck (northeast corner of 9th Street and Camino del Mar);
- Hanging Out by Maidy Morhous (15th Street and Stratford Court);
- Birds Eye View by Petrello and Graham (southeast corner of 14th Street and Camino del Mar); and
- Terpishone by David Beck Brown (southeast corner of 12th Street and Camino del Mar).
In June, the City Council approved the sculpture program and an application by the Del Mar Foundation to install concrete pads to display pieces.
The Foundation, which is underwriting the cost of the program, later engaged a consultant to issue a call for art and review the submissions in accordance with Del Mar’s public art policy. Sculptures will remain on display for up to 23 months.Also on Sept. 7, the Council approved an agreement between the City and the Del Mar Foundation that designates the City Council as the final decision maker for the selection of public art. The agreement specifies that the Arts Advisory Committee is an advisory panel.
Full-size images can be viewed on the Public Art webpage.Open Public Art webpage
Pasaje a lo Infinito by Hugo Heredia
Moonshaddow by Jeffery Laudenslager and Deanne Sabeck
Hanging Out by Maidy Morhous
Birds Eye View by Petrello and Graham
Terpishone by David Beck Brown