Art lovers are invited to join artist Grace Divine for a series of free monthly lectures on the Sculptures in Civic Center Park to be held at the Newport Beach Public Library. Each lecture will feature a different sculpture, discussing the artist, composition, inspiration and unique features of each piece.
The first lecture on April 2 will focus on one of the most prominent sculptures in the exhibition, “Getting Your Bearings.” Artist David Boyer will be attending to talk about how he crafted the kinetic wind sculpture and its debut at the Burning Man Festival in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada.
The series will consist of nine lectures, each held on the first Monday of the month from April 2018 through March 2019, excluding the months of July, November and December. The complete schedule is as follows:
Apr 2 "Getting Your Bearings" by David Boyer
May 7 "Cultural Pedestrians" by Sue Quinlan
Jun 4 "Be Still and Know" by John Merigian
Aug 6 "Cosmic Glints" by Patricia Vader
Sep 10 "Burnt Matchstick" by Karl Unnasch
Oct 1 "Life is a Balancing Act" by Cindy Debold
Jan 7 “Popsicles” by Craig Gray
Feb 4 “No Swimming” by Oleg Lobykin
Mar 4 “Flight” by Steven Rieman