The Community Art Project has been beautifying Laguna’s landscape by
adding pieces of art to the community.
This Sunday at 5 p.m. at Wells Fargo Bank downtown the CAP will be
unveiling a site-specific sculpture by longtime Laguna artist Jon Seeman.
Seeman, who also exhibits at the festival, said he hopes the
sculpture conveys an energy to viewers.
“The goal of my sculpture is to develop visual and physical dynamics
and create a sense of energy suspended in space,” Seeman said.
“Converging Motion” the modern abstract sculpture that will be
unveiled is made of steel and has an oxidized patina. Seeman created the
piece specifically for this project.
“I grew up in beautiful Laguna, moved to New York for three years to
pursue my art, and returned home in 1980 to open my studio,” Seeman said.
It is equally thrilling for arts program members.
“We’re really happy to have our second sculpture pad dedicated,” said
Rebecca Meekma, an arts project member.
With each new sculpture, comes a new excitement, said fellow member
“The great thing about this program is that it’s a rotating sculpture
and the public gets to experience a different piece of art every year,”
This method allows them to cater to varying tastes, Tauber added.
The piece is the first to be placed at the Wells Fargo sculpture site,
which is the second site the arts program has created. The other is near
the Bank of America, also in downtown Laguna, where there is a colorful
obelisk by noted Laguna artist Marlo Bartels. The works at both sites
rotate once a year.
Sunday’s reception will also honor sculptor Tim Shockley whose “Totem”
was placed inside the central rotunda of the bank several months ago.
There will be a wine and cheese reception for program members at the
site. The public is invited to the unveiling.
The arts program goal is to increase the visibility and appreciation
of public art in Laguna Beach and to serve as a catalyst to encourage art
education in the community.
Seeman’s sculpture is on Ocean Avenue, just outside of Wells Fargo
Bank at 311 Ocean Avenue.
For additional information call (949)497-9806.
* SUZIE HARRISON is a reporter for the Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot.
She may be reached at 494-4321.