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Santa Ana Unveils ‘Wings of the City’ Public Art Exhibit

The City of Santa Ana, in partnership with the Consulate of Mexico, is pleased to bring Mexican figurative artist, Jorge Marín’s internationally hailed sculpture exhibit, “Wings of the City,” to commemorate the Mexican culture and heritage of the Santa Ana community. The public art exhibit will officially unveil with a free celebration on Friday, October 27, 2017, and will be on display throughout Santa Ana’s historic downtown through October 2018.

“Wings of the City” commemorates our community’s deep cultural ties to Mexico and exemplifies our on-going commitment to arts and education,” commented Mayor of Santa Ana, Miguel Pulido.

The nine bronze sculptures of “Wings of the City” pay homage to classic Baroque and Renaissance pieces with surreal twists including men adorned with dream-like wings, wearing bird masks, and in stunning acrobatic poses. Since the collection’s debut in 2010 as a public art exhibit on Mexico City’s Paseo de la Reforma, the surreal sculptures have traveled to cities across the country since 2013. As Orange County’s cultural and artistic epicenter, Santa Ana is the only U.S. city to present the exhibit for an entire year and will mark the final destination on the “Wings of the City” world tour.

Each of the nine sculptures will be strategically positioned throughout the downtown area, providing the local community and the general public an opportunity to engage with the work and celebrate Santa Ana’s cultural bridges. Self-guided walking tours of the exhibit in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese will be available. Special public programs around the artwork will be hosted throughout the year.

To unveil “Wings of the City” in Downtown Santa Ana, a free public celebration will be held at Plaza Calle Cuatro (325 E. 4th St., Santa Ana, CA) on Friday, October 27 from 5 to 9 p.m. Among others, the event will welcome commemorations by Mayor Pulido, Consul Cuevas, Studio Marín, and mariachi and folklórico student performances.

Additional information can be found at www.santa-ana.org/wingsdtsa. Get involved and share photos and videos with “Wings of the City” on social media using the hashtag #wingsdtsa.

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