Sunday, October 7, 2018

Laudenslager Sculpture Dedication in Encinitas

by Patricia Frischer

The first piece of public art in the City of Encinitas was dedicated on Oct 6. This kinetic work by Jeffery Laudenslager was  installed at the K Street Parkway, located on the corner of Hwy. 101 and K Street.  This sculpture which is a 22' tall kinetic sculpture called Orpheus is made from titanium and stainless steel. 

Video by Sidney Wildesmith 760-436-8776

Florence Frischer

I have special interest in this dedication as the the pedestal for it was funded by Encinitas Friends of the Arts, partly with donations made in memory of my mother Florence Frischer, plus a Neighborhood Reinvestment Program grant from County of San Diego.  There was generous in-kind support  provided by Qualls Engineering.

This is a very clever sculpture as it moves...that is what kinetic means and Laudenslager is a master at the delicate art of making giant metal move in the sea breeze. My sister Dion Frischer wrote to me after viewing the video, "I don't believe in life after death or in heaven and hell, but I fancied mother blowing down on the sculpture to move it and dad watching it with amusement and admiration."

Special guests for the dedication included Jeffery LaudenslagerMayor Catherine Blakespear,  The Board of Encinitas Friends of the Arts including Naimeh Woodward, various, City Council members, city officials, members of the Encinitas 101 Mainstreet and representatives from the Self-Realization Fellowship, as well as donors who contributed to this installation. Members of the public and friends of the artist were also present. 

Naimeh Tahna, Mayor Catherine Blakespear, Jeffery Laudenslager, members of the Self Realization Fellowship

Deanne Sabeck, Naimeh Tahna Woodword, Angela Jackson, Irene Abraham, Brent Ringoot, Jim Gilliam, Randall Jones, Patricia Frischer

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