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Torrey Hills Center invites all to join in the unveiling of our community’s newest gathering spot and centerpiece. It was with a vision and intention to connect community with art when Torrey Hills Center took an unusual approach to re-fabricating a worn-out fountain at the focal point of its center. Torrey Hills Center, with sensitivity to the water issue, dismantled its 10 year old, 50 foot in circumference grey edifice, and transformed it into something magical.
But this is no ordinary art-piece. Through The Butterfly Project, an educational arts program that helps people of all faiths address the topic of the Holocaust and mobilizes them to take action against injustice, directed by Cheryl Rattner Price, local community and schools painted 2,000 ceramic butterflies to be used in the artwork.
Helen Segal, a local artist, was commissioned to design and build an art installation integrating these butterflies into a larger mosaic sculpture onto the fountain site. Segal conceived this inspirational sculptural design, reflecting upon the Unbridled Spirit of a Child and how important it is to safeguard and celebrate our freedoms. She built three figures reaching with aspiration to touch mythical butterflies, and was joined by accomplished mosaic artist Barbi Dorfan in the mosaic design, concept and implementation of this creation.
On November 1st 2015 at 3pm, the community is invited to celebrate the unveiling of these sculptures, meet the artists, speak with the educators of The Butterfly Project, and paint more butterflies for future instillations. Torrey Hills Center also encourages families to bring their Halloween overflow candy to donate to organizations such as ‘Operation Gratitude’.
NOVEMBER 1st, 2015 – commencing at 3 pm.