City of Escondido

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

August 1, 2016                                            

CONTACT: Kristina Owens, 760-839-4519                                     

QUEEN CALIFIA’S MAGICAL CIRCLE ANNOUNCES NEW WEEKDAY HOURS

Beginning on August 9, Queen Califia’s Magical Circle in Kit Carson Park (3333 Bear Valley Parkway) will be open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon, weather permitting.  Queen Califia’s Magical Circle will continue to be open on Second Saturdays from 9 a.m. until noon with docents on site to provide information and answer questions. “The City is excited to be able to add regular weekday hours for the community to explore and enjoy this unique and interactive sculpture garden.” said Jay Petrek, assistant city manager.

Queen Califia's Magical Circle is the only American sculpture garden and the last major international project created by French artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002). Inspired by California's mythic, historic, and cultural roots, the garden consists of nine large-scale sculptures, a circular "snake wall" and maze entryway, sculpturally integrated bench seating and native shrubs and trees planted within the interior plaza and along the outer perimeter. The garden bears the brilliant, unique mosaic ornamentation that is an unmistakable part of de Saint Phalle's later work.

Additional information is available at (760) 839-4000 or www.queencalifia.org.

 

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