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Wind-powered, metal sculpture to launch city's new public art effort

Wind-powered, metal sculpture to launch city's new public art effort

A wind-powered, titanium sculpture by a famed Encinitas metal artist will be the first featured piece in a new city-orchestrated effort to establish public art displays in all five of its communities.

Plans to install the kinetic metal sculpture won City Council approval Jan. 10. The piece, titled "Orpheus," is scheduled to be placed this spring in the tiny, new K Street Park at the south end of Coast Highway 101.

"This location is the perfect vantage point to serve as the entry to the downtown," city Arts Program Administrator Jim Gilliam said Jan. 11.

The sculpture's installation is the result of a three-way collaboration — the city is...

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