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Library Live Series - Elizabeth Turk - Shoreline Project

Elizabeth TurkElizabeth Turk

Shoreline Project

Tuesday, October 22, 7:00pm

Photo credit: John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation




Shoreline Book CoverAward-winning and internationally recognized artist, Elizabeth Turk, is known mostly for her intricate marble sculpture  until recently, when she embarked on the creation of a community performance/installation in Laguna Beach in 2018 entitled Shoreline Project. This endeavor was a 1000-person experience performed at the Pacific Ocean for a single magical night. Evolved from Turk’s body of work, entitled Seashell X-Ray Mandala series, these images were transferred to the canopy of 1000 umbrellas internally lit by LEDs. Volunteers, students, dancers, wielded these umbrellas on Laguna’s Main Beach for a two-hour community performance guided by Turk and members of her studio. Turk speaks about her experience in developing this project and future plans for it to travel to Hawaii, Japan, and shorelines across the globe. Shoreline Project, the book is published in partnership by Laguna Art Museum; California State University, Fullerton; Grand Central Press; and ET Studios documents the artist’s process and the thousands of performers and spectators who showed up to be part of this amazing artwork.



Lecture Details

  • Friends Room, Central Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach, CA
  • Doors open at 6:30pm
  • Lecture and Q&A 7:00pm-8:30pm followed by book sale and signing till 9:00pm
  • Free event and no reservations required

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