Hawk sculpture comes in for a landing



SOARING HIGH—A rendering by Dream Big Sculpture shows how the hawk, the symbol of Calabasas, would be situated at the Civic Center.

SOARING HIGH—A rendering by Dream Big Sculpture shows how the hawk, the symbol of Calabasas, would be situated at the Civic Center.

An 18-foot sculpture featuring a red-tail hawk inside the letter C will grace the Calabasas Civic Center plaza in the near future.

The City Council allocated $75,000 to purchase the “Soaring Above” public art piece, which will commemorate the city’s 25th anniversary. The sculpture will be installed between the city hall and library at the Civic Center.

An arts in public places advisory committee consisting of Karyn Foley, Mark Sikand and Laureen Morick selected Lorri Alcott and Adam Schultz of Dream Big Sculpture to design, build and install the monument.

The Colorado-based artists were among five groups that bid on the project.

City leaders say the sculpture will be complementary to the Mediterranean style of the Civic Center.

Money used for the project comes from developer fees that can only be used for art in public places.

Sylvie Belmond


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