Join us for our June Community Meeting, a casual summer kickoff get-together at Noguchi Garden, a hidden oasis nestled in between Segerstrom and South Coast Plaza. There's no 'programming' or agenda for this Community Meeting -- drop in any time between 6-8PM and stroll through the sculpture garden, take photos and chat with your fellow OC creatives. This is time designed simply for enjoying the outdoors and connecting with the rest of the AIGA OC community.
For more pictures of the Garden: https://www.yelp.com/biz/california-scenario-the-noguchi-museum-costa-mesa-2
Parking: Suggest parking at South Coast Plaza for free, and using the footbridge to cross the street.
Note: Props to Emily Kerr for suggesting this awesome location for our June Field Trip!
Please RSVP for this event, and be sure to let us know if you reserve a ticket and cannot make it. We like to know how many people to expect!
About Noguchi Garden
Commissioned by the Segerstrom family in 1979 and completed in 1982, Isamu Noguchi’s California Scenario is recognized as one of the country’s preeminent sculpture gardens and the most vital publicly accessible outdoor sculpture oasis in Southern California. One of the artist’s most important public sculpture gardens, its design symbolizes various geographical characteristics of California, incorporating indigenous plants and materials.
Six principal elements comprise California Scenario: Forest Walk, Land Use, Desert Land, Water Source, Water Use and Energy Fountain. The centerpiece of the garden is The Spirit of the Lima Bean, a sculpture of dramatic portions, composed of 15 rust-colored granite rocks cut precisely to fit together. This sculpture was created in recognition of Henry T. Segerstrom’ s friendship with the artist, Isamu Noguchi, and the Segerstrom family’s contribution to the agricultural heritage of Southern California.
More information: http://www.southcoastplaza.com/stories/2016/12/noguchi-garden