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New sculptures installed in Civic Center Park

Post Date:07/20/2020


The Newport Beach City Arts Commission is pleased to announce the installation of Phase V of the Sculpture Exhibition in the Civic Center Park. The new sculptures were selected from submissions received by a national call for entries based on their artistic merit, durability, practicality and site appropriateness. Arts Orange County provided professional services for the coordination of the artist selection and installation of the sculptures.

Nine of the ten sculptures were installed last week.  The tenth sculpture, Primemover by Grant Irish, was selected to replace Link of Humanity by Danette Landry, which was unavailable. Primemover is scheduled for installation July 31.  The ten Phase V sculptures will remain at the Civic Center Park for two years. 

The sculptures are as follows:

  • Fractured Peace by Nancy Mooslin
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Patricia Vader
  • Dude Ascending by Joe Forest Sackett
  • Cosmo by Roger Heitzman
  • Marble Shooter by Ron Whitacre
  • Individuality n. 1 by ARTECLETTICA, Dominic Panziera & Daniela Garofalo
  • I’m Listening by Monica Wyatt
  • Seated Diana by Curt Brill
  • Window to the Sea by Andra Broekelschen
  • Primemover by Grant Irish

The 14-acre Newport Beach Civic Center Park was specially designed by renowned landscape architect Peter Walker as a place for the community to embrace the nature and art. Arts Orange County provided professional services for the coordination of the artist selection and installation of the sculptures.

Members of the community are invited to stroll through the park and enjoy the sculptures at their leisure. A walking tour is included on the City’s MYNB app, which can be downloaded to personal mobile devices from the Apple or Google Play app stores.

The City Arts Commission has postponed the Grand Opening celebration due to public health concerns regarding COVID-19.  The dedication and celebration will be rescheduled when conditions for public gatherings can be held safely.

Admission to Civic Center Park is free and free parking is available in the Civic Center parking structure (100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach.  For more information on the event or exhibition, go to, under Sculpture Exhibition in Civic Center Park or contact the Cultural Arts Services Office at (949) 717-3802.

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