The Santa Clarita City Council invites the public to attend an unveiling ceremony in front of the Valencia Library for the newest public art sculpture in Santa Clarita called “Imag_ne” by Australian artist Emma Anna on Wednesday, June 5, at 10 a.m.
The “Imag_ne” sculpture resembles oversized Scrabble tiles assembled side by side to spell out the word “Imagine” – except the second “I” of the word is missing. The blank space invites people to stand in the gap to help complete the word.
The sculpture also encourages passers-by to allow a space in their day for imagination – an objective that the Valencia Library aspires to achieve every day with their free and educational community resources and programs.
“The capacity to imagine is an inherently human characteristic, shared by all,” Anna said. “Its power inspires us to imagine new possibilities, and different ways of looking at the world and each other.”
The concept for “Imag_ne” was originally conceived as a major project to support Anna’s work toward a Master’s in Public Art, at RMIT University in Melbourne. What began as a university project, became an internationally acclaimed public sculpture that would travel around the world to places such as Florida and Denmark.
The Valencia Library is located at 23743 Valencia Boulevard, Valencia 91355.
To attend, please RSVP to Kathleen Herrera at firstname.lastname@example.org or 661-255-4939.
“Imag_ne” is just one of many public art pieces installed throughout the city of Santa Clarita. To learn more, please visit SantaClaritaArts.com.
For questions regarding the sculpture, contact Arts Coordinator Katherine Nestved at email@example.com.