Dedication: Professor Craig Stone's "Image Emergence: Promenade of Clouds"

November 7, 2011

This is an invitation to attend the dedication of a new public art project for downtown Long Beach. Image Emergence: Promenade of Clouds by Craig Cree Stone is an integrated public artwork that is located on the south block of The Promenade in downtown Long Beach. The artwork is composed of five large-scale, stainless steel sculptures, which cast shadow images based upon the themes of flight and the future. The cast shadows appear and disappear, depending upon the time of day and weather conditions. In addition, twelve illusionistic shadows, which complement the sculptures, are permanently stained into the concrete. At night, the free-standing sculptural elements are illuminated to create images that are evocative of constellations.

This project was planned and integrated as part of The Promenade development that also includes two additional public artworks: Aerial Plaza by Carl Cheng (2010) and Long Beach Recreation, the historic 1938 WPA Mosaic by Stanton MacDonald-Wright and Albert King.

In recent years, the RDA has been facilitating the revitalization of The Promenade, the City’s unique downtown pedestrian walkway that stretches from Ocean Boulevard to 3rd Street. With the completion of three mixed-use developments, landscape and streetscape improvements, and a public art plaza, The Promenade is once again a destination that everyone can enjoy.

Free parking is available in the lot located at the southeast corner of Long Beach Boulevard and Broadway.

This dedication is on behalf of the City of Long Beach, the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency, and the Arts Council for Long Beach.

For more information, please contact The Arts Council for Long Beach at 562.435.2787.

To read more about Craig Stone’s Image Emergence: Promenade of Clouds, click here.