Initiative flutters into town
Robin Repp has
been molding Huntington Beach into a piece
artist in residence at the
Huntington Beach Art
Center, and her piece was inspired by
the California Western monarch butterfly,
which travels along the coast and rests at
various beaches as it migrates.
"Huntington Beach Monarch' is a composition
consisting of photographic images of the
people and places of Surf City. She took the
photos on a digital camera in several
beach-town sites, including parks, at the
Fourth of July parade and at Bolsa Chica.
The overall shape resembles a butterfly.
has been involved with the public station
KOCE and other community organizations
supporting the Butterfly Initiative. It's a
series of projects designed to engage the
communities and promote creativity. And it
will include the Arts and Science Legacy
Project, which will help start the first
Endowment for Science and Arts Education in
"Huntington Beach Monarch' along with
projects from other communities will be
displayed at Roger's Gardens in Newport
Beach. And the works will be auctioned at a
televised event on March 4.
of the program hope to expand the initiative
to schools, corporations and non-profit
butterfly will be on display at the Art
Center, 538 Main St., on Saturday to mark
the California Western Monarch Butterfly
It will be
at the Michael E. Rodgers Seniors Center,
1706 Orange Ave., through the end of March.
It will be transferred to the City Hall
lobby in April.