News Release

The Newport Beach Public Library

Arts and Cultural Services Division

1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Phone:   (949) 717-3870  " Fax:   (949) 640-5681



For Immediate Release                                                     Contact:  Jana Barbier

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Newport Beach City Arts Commission

Unveils Butterfly Art Sculpture


Newport Beach, CA  (April 19, 2005) – A butterfly sculpture created by Newport Beach Arts Commissioners Kathy Harrison and Arlene Cartozian will come to rest Wednesday, April 27 at the Environment Nature Center in Newport Beach.

The sculpture, purchased by the City of Newport Beach and the Arts Commission as part of the Butterfly Initiative Project, supporting Orange County arts and sciences education endowments, became a labor of love for the two artists who are dedicated to enriching the arts and cultural environment of the city. Entitled “Dawn to Dusk in the Estuary,” the butterfly sculpture will be placed outside the Butterfly House at the Environmental Nature Center.  “The location is perfect,” said Mayor Steven Bromberg, “It’s the only Orange County environmental center to have such a place.”  Filled with butterfly-friendly plants, the Butterfly House was recently constructed thanks to generous donations from the Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa and the Okazaki South Rotary Club from Newport's Sister City Okazaki, Japan. 

            Mayor Bromberg will unveil the sculpture at Environmental Nature Center on Wednesday, April 27 at 5 p.m.  The public is invited to the unveiling at 1601 16th Street in Newport Beach.

            For more information, contact Newport Beach City Arts Commission at (949) 717-3870.