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James McDemas’ ‘The Artist’s Vision’ sculpture is dedicated in Costa Mesa ceremony

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Irma Ramirez, Charlene Ashendorf, Tracy Taber, Carolyn McDemas, Councilwoman Katrina Foley and Andrea Marr stand under James McDemas’ “The Artist’s Vision” sculpture during a dedication ceremony Friday at Costa Mesa City Hall.

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)
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A picture in a book shows artist James McDemas in his prime. The book was on display at a dedication of McDemas’ sculpture Friday at Costa Mesa City Hall.

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)
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Carolyn McDemas speaks in honor of her late son, James McDemas, whose public art piece “The Artist’s Vision” was dedicated in a ceremony at Costa Mesa City Hall on Friday.

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)
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Carolyn McDemas, mother of James McDemas, hugs a family friend next to her late son’s art installation, “The Artist’s Vision,” which was dedicated in a ceremony Friday at Costa Mesa City Hall.

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)
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Some of James McDemas’ multimedia art pieces are displayed during a ceremony Friday at Costa Mesa City Hall.

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)
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Elena Gilliam sings “I’ll be Seeing You” in honor of her late friend James McDemas during an art installation dedication ceremony in the Costa Mesa City Council chamber Friday.

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)
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James McDemas’ “The Artist’s Vision” sculpture was dedicated in a ceremony Friday at Costa Mesa City Hall.

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)
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