May 29, 2013
For Immediate Release
Long-time Exhibitor Marsh Scott
Installs Public Art Sculpture
The 2013 Sawdust Art Festival runs June 28 through September 1, 2013
Laguna Beach, CA – Long-time Sawdust artist, Marsh Scott, recently installed a public art sculpture for the City of Laguna Beach, which was dedicated on Thursday, May 16. The project, a regional competition, is part of the Broadway Streetscape Improvement Project facilitated by the City of Laguna Beach.
Scott’s 4’x72’ stainless steel and fused glass sculpture, named “Colors of the Canyon,” was selected from 25 submissions and is currently installed on a handrail on Broadway Street between the bus depot and Forest Avenue. The Broadway location is “the first glimpse visitors get of the ocean and where a transition from the canyon begins,” said Scott. The changing colors in the fused glass are “inspired by Laguna Canyon’s changing colors as it winds its way to the ocean.” Similarly, the sculpture changes throughout the day; in the morning, the sculpture has an added layer of shadow on the sidewalk and in the afternoon, the sun highlights the colors and hand-brushed surface of the steel.
The sculpture was almost a year in the making and involved multi-layered stainless steel panels and opaque and transparent fused glass panels. Due to flood plain requirements, thirteen substantial footings were required for the powder-coated posts. From October through March, Scott worked with fellow Sawdust fused glass artist, Maggie Spencer, in her studio on the glass pieces.
Scott’s range of work encompasses sculpture, but also painting, jewelry and photography. Her commissions over the years, including public art, medical, corporate, and private commissions, have led Scott to explore many ways to express her visual language. Scott and her artwork, which is rich in textures and layers and reveal patterns and order, can be seen at the Sawdust Art Festival this summer.
To check out more details about the Sawdust Art Festival’s 47th annual summer season and calendar of events, please visit www.sawdustartfestival.org or call 949-494-3030. The Sawdust Art Festival is open 10-10 daily June 28 through September 1, and is located at 935 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach with free City trolley service to and from the Act V parking lot. Admission prices are: Adults $7.75, Seniors (65+) $6.25, Children (6-12) $3.25, Children (5 & under) Free; Summer Season Pass $15; Annual Pass $20.
The Sawdust Art Festival is a non-profit art organization dedicated to educating the public and promoting the art created in Laguna Beach.
The Sawdust Art Festival thanks its 2013 sponsors Subaru, 104.3 MYfm, Kona Brewing and Kendall-Jackson.