LUTHER BURBANK CENTER FOR THE ARTS
NEW EXHIBITION THOUSAND WAYS:
A WORK IN PROGRESS
A COLLABORATION WITH PETALUMA RIVER PARK
SANTA ROSA, CA (December 1, 2021) – Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) announced a new exhibition for their outdoor Sculpture Garden, Thousand Ways: A Work in Progress, that is running now through September 2023.
Collaborating with Petaluma River Park Foundation (PRPF) to feature work by lead artists David Duskin and Darling Gonzalez that challenges how we see and experience art, using a language of color and simple materials to create infinite compositions. The pieces invite you in to come back again and again to see the evolution. Designed to encourage us to think about the impact of how small changes can reshape our perspective.
Duskin shared, “This exhibition looks at an issue currently on our minds – the dialogue between people, art and nature. How can we enhance the conversation? How can the viewer be a collaborator? What happens if the art keeps changing? LBC and Petaluma River Park invite you to play with the mini versions of the sculpture at the picnic tables. As you find new ways to arrange the small pieces, we will respond and do the same with the big ones. We hope that as the art expands, contracts and moves around the site, it works with the seasons and the landscape to bring you a fresh experience.”
The LBC expanded its visual arts program in 2015 by opening the Sculpture Garden as a gift to the community with the support of Sutter Health and other generous donors. Presenting rotating works from contemporary regional artists that focus on monumental outdoor art incorporated into a landscaped natural setting, the garden forms a transition from the Center’s campus to the Sutter Hospital campus. After being destroyed in the 2017 fires and reopening in 2018, the Sculpture Garden has become a popular destination to relax, reflect and experience art. “The LBC is thrilled to be working with Petaluma River Park. It is an opportunity to present a non-traditional exhibition in our Sculpture Garden, pushing the boundaries of how we view and participate in art. You must see this exhibition throughout the year as the seasons change, as the sculpture changes. You will see something new every time,” says Anita Wiglesworth, Vice President of Programs & Marketing.
About Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts is home to world-class performances, nationally recognized education programs, contemporary visual art, and many popular events. The Arts Center is located in the heart of the Sonoma wine country and ranked among California’s top performing arts presenters. Together with its resident companies, the Center presents more than 230 performances in music, dance, theater, renowned speakers, and comedy; provides education programs serving more than 50,000 children and adults; and hosts more than 1,000 community events a year. Owned and operated by the Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation, the Center relies on charitable community donations to achieve its mission – to enrich, educate, and entertain. The patron services office is open Tuesdays through Sundays from noon to 6 p.m., closed on Mondays except on those days when a show is scheduled, when the box office will open at 4 p.m. Tickets and information are available 24/7 online at lutherburbankcenter.org.
About Petaluma River Park Foundation
Petaluma River Park Foundation (PRPF) is a nonprofit organization founded by locals. Their mission is to build a public park on the McNear Peninsula, 20 acres of wild waterfront property in the heart of our town. PRPF has an extraordinary opportunity to create a new type of public park for Petaluma. A park that is inclusive, bridging the east and the west sides of the city. A park that is environmentally sensitive, revitalizing wetland habitats and contouring river shorelines to reduce silting. A park that is truly multipurpose, bringing together music, arts, and recreation. A place for residents to gather and enjoy community. A park for recreation, education, conservation, culture, and community. A park for everyone.
About David Duskin
Co-founder and Board Member of Petaluma River Park Foundation overseeing: Creative Direction, Place-Making, Operations, and Park Design
About Darling Duskin
Co-founder and Board Member of Petaluma River Park Foundation overseeing: Creative Direction, Visual Communication, Park Design