Carlsbad CA— The City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office presents a new installation in the Carlsbad Sculpture Garden, located 2955 Elmwood St., immediately north of the city’s Georgina Cole Library. Amos Robinson: Bringing Metal to Life features San Diego sculptor Amos Robinson’s stainless steel sculptures, mobiles and kinetic art. The Sculpture Garden is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and admission is free.
In Amos Robinson: Bringing Metal to Life, Robinson expresses a new kinetic countenance by capturing a frozen moment in time: pivot points, such as between harmony and chaos, or contemplation and engagement, from which the viewer may imagine what might happen next. His skills and understanding of metal and mechanics were honed over many years spent collecting and restoring classic Porsche sports cars, Harley Davidson, Indian and BMW motorcycles. These pursuits and a thirty-year career designing, marketing and installing large-scale air pollution control and process equipment for industrial and government projects were the foundation for the artwork he produces today.
The Carlsbad Friends of the Arts is hosting an opening reception for the artist on Aug. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Sculpture Garden. Admission is free.
The Carlsbad Sculpture Garden will also host a Family Open Studios event during Amos Robinson: Bringing Metal to Life on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Family Open Studios’ free, hands-on, art-making workshops offer opportunities for creative experiences shared by the whole family.
The Carlsbad Sculpture Garden is operated by the City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office and provides community members with the opportunity to enjoy art designed especially for outdoor settings. The Sculpture Garden has exhibited works by acclaimed national and international artists such as Italo Scanga and Kevin Capps, and by prominent local artists, such as Fritzie Urquhart and Jeffrey Laudenslager. Exhibitions are rotated every six to 12 months. For more information, call 760-434-2920, or visit www.carlsbadca.gov/arts.