New Public Art Program Launched

Pictured: artist Jeffery Laudenslager, Orpheus fabricator Daniel Camarena, and Arts Program Assistant Cheryl Ehlers.

The first piece of public art in the City’s new Sculpture Installation Program has been installed at the K Street Parkway, located on the corner of Hwy. 101 and K Street. The artwork is titled, Orpheus, and is a 22’ tall kinetic sculpture made from titanium and stainless steel by renowned Encinitas artist Jeffery Laudenslager. “It is truly a stunning piece as a gateway to our community,” said Commission for the Arts member Deanne Sabeck.

The Sculpture Installation Program calls for a series of sculptures to be installed throughout the city on a temporary basis.  Mr. Laudenslager has loaned the artwork to the City for one year. An official unveiling ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 10am and the public is invited to attend.

All project costs for the K Street K Street Parkway, including the installation of a concrete pedestal, was funded by Encinitas Friends of the Arts, its donors, and Neighborhood Reinvestment Program grant from the County of San Diego. Generous in-kind support was provided by Qualls Engineering.