Unveiling Ceremony for New ‘Imag_Ne’ Public Art Sculpture by Artist Emma Anna

| Entertainment | May 30, 2019

The Santa Clarita City Council invites the public to attend an unveiling ceremony for the newest public art sculpture in Santa Clarita called “Imag_ne” by Australian artist Emma Anna.

The “Imag_ne” sculpture resembles large 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 passerby’s 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. Its power inspires us to imagine new possibilities, and different ways of looking at the world and each other,” stated Anna.

The concept for “Imag_ne” was originally conceived as a major project to support Emma’s work towards 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.

This sculpture is just one of many public art pieces installed throughout the City of Santa Clarita.


The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 5 at 10 a.m. The new public art piece will be installed in front of the Valencia Library, located at 23743 West Valencia Boulevard. To attend, RSVP to Kathleen Herrera at kherrera@santa-clarita.com or at (661) 255-4939.To learn more, visit SantaClaritaArts.com. For questions regarding the sculpture, contact Arts Coordinator Katherine Nestved at knestved@santa-clarita.com.

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