“I think of this as quiet art. I want it to be quiet and fragile and trumpet things that are the opposite of the ‘noise’ we’re experiencing now in the world.” – Artist Elizabeth Turk to The Los Angeles Times
On November 3rd, The Laguna Art Museum will host The Shorline Project, a 1000-person community project. Part of the museum’s fifth annual Art & Nature program, the project is based on Seashell X-Ray Mandala Series, a body of work created by fine artist and sculptor, Elizabeth Turk. According to The Shoreline Project’s official website, “the seashell mandala image has been transferred to the canopy of 1,000 umbrellas and lit by an LED shaft. These sculpted umbrellas will be carried by community participants along Laguna’s Main Beach at sunset.”
Samy’s Photo School invites students to join photographer and SPS instructor George Simian to capture what is sure to be a stunning art event. Upon confirmation of event registration, students will join and be guided by Simian in order to, as viewed from the cliffs, capture one-of-a-kind images of a living, moving light sculpture.
Secure your spot for the 1,000 Umbrellas Photo Walk with George Simian – The Shoreline Project by registering here. Arrival time for The Shoreline Project begins on November 3rd at 5pm. The event will kick off with a dance performance at 5:45 pm.
About Elizabeth Turk:
She is inspired by the natural world, often referencing its myriad of elegant organic structures. Turk’s work makes possible what seems impossible and, in the process, slows us down, to inspire a deeper understanding. Her work is incomplete until abandoned to larger environments, thus humbling the intensity of her creative focus.
In 2010 Turk was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship and the Annalee & Barnett Newman Foundation award. Her MFA is from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Rinehart School of Sculpture and her BA is from Scripps College. She has been represented by Hirschl and Adler, Modern since 2000, while exhibiting experimental concepts at other venues. In 2018 Elizabeth Turk established a 501c3 under the name, ET Studios. ET Studios is a non-profit group formed to create change through creative arts.
About ET Studios
Formalized in 2018, ET Studios is an experiment with a goal is to launch “art projects” using Orange County, CA as a collaborative Laboratory. Organized organically, ET Studios taps into the creative explosion in their area with the motivation to merge art, science and nature into simple expeiences that inspire fresh vision and optimism.
For more information about The Shoreline project, visit their official website.
To learn more about upcoming photography classes and workshops, visit samysphotoschool.com.