The City of Carlsbad is hosting Growth Grove: Diana Markessinis at the Carlsbad Sculpture Garden, located at 2955 Elmwood St., beginning Oct. 2. The Carlsbad Sculpture Garden is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
An artist’s reception is scheduled for Oct. 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Carlsbad Sculpture Garden. It is open to the public.
Growth Grove features seven organically-inspired pieces of work by Orange County sculptor Diana Markessinis.
Markessinis is a Santa Ana based sculptor and fabricator especially known for welding organic forms out of salvaged metal.
She received her Masters of Fine Art from California State University, Fullerton and her undergraduate degree in sculpture from West Virginia University, attending special workshops at the Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art, France and the Haystack Mountain School of Craft in Deer Isle, Maine.
Markessinis has had her work permanently installed at the Park Santiago Nature Center in Santa Ana, The Artist Village in downtown Santa Ana, The Rails for Trails Sculpture Garden in West Virginia and private residences throughout Southern California.
A program of the Cultural Arts Office, the Carlsbad Sculpture Garden is a focal point for the visual arts in San Diego’s North County, offering changing exhibitions of sculpture in a broad range of styles. The opening reception is made possible by the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts. For more information, contact Karen McGuire at 760-602-2022 or firstname.lastname@example.org.