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Latest Newport Civic Center sculptures get grand opening Saturday

The latest round of sculptures in Newport Beach's Civic Center Park will be celebrated Saturday with a public grand opening.

The free event starts at 1:30 p.m. with a short program in the City Council chamber at City Hall. A reception and self-guided tours will follow.

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Some of the artists of the nine new works will be on hand to discuss their projects, which range from pop-art Popsicles to wind-driven kinetic sculptures.

An ensemble from the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra will perform, and children can participate in art activities provided by the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity.

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This is the third phase of the rotating sculpture exhibition.

The nine new pieces will be on display through fall 2019. They join the park's permanent collection: several larger-than-life concrete bunnies, a bronze memorial statue of former President Reagan and a sphere made of welded steel rods.

Civic Center Park is at 100 Civic Center Drive.

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