Fallbrook School of the Arts displays new public art installation

“Pinwheels,” a metal sculpture by artists Rick and Jaydon Randall.
“Pinwheels,” a metal sculpture by artists Rick and Jaydon Randall.

FALLBROOK – At the Fallbrook School of the Arts on Alvarado St., east of Main Ave, there is a new whimsical piece of public art called “Pinwheels,” a metal sculpture by artists Rick and Jaydon Randall.

This artwork is placed as part of a rotating art space sponsored by Fallbrook Art in Public Places. The new sculpture moves as the giant pinwheels catch a breeze.

The artists of the new pinwheel sculpture are an artist team from Vista and self-described as visionary artists.

Art in Public Places is a division of Fallbrook Arts Inc. a non profit 501(c)3 corporation. Their vision is to help Fallbrook become a widely known art destination by continuing the installation of public works of art created by local, regional and nationally known artists. The program is funded by donations and an annual fundraiser in March.

Currently there are over 30 pieces of public art that can be seen in Fallbrook by following a walking map available on their website www.fallbrookartinpublicplaces.org.

6 Responses to "Fallbrook School of the Arts displays new public art installation"

  1. Robert Sommers   January 2, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    I received this letter this week from a fellow resident:

    I had meant to ask you if you knew anything about how the big “pinwheel flower pot” “sculpture” that turned up at the Art School. Between the “pinwheel”, the “girl flying kite” and the “happies” at the grade school, Fallbrook seems to be turning into the regional leader of the “infantile arts”.

    Strange, and sad too.

    I have no answer and a private opinion but it is a good question. Is juvenile the only bandwidth that hits the most common or acceptable denominator in this town?

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  2. Angelique Strahan   January 2, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    Actually we have more than the three pieces you mentioned, in fact we have over 30 pieces of public art and they can be found with a walking map http://www.fallbrookartinpublicplaces.org. They are all different and hopefully accommodate different tastes within our community.

    Also, there are some “art features” that private businesses have placed. The Art in Public Places committee does not sponsor every piece of art placed in town.

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  3. Sandi   January 2, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    It seems one should look beyond these pieces mentioned to the other installations of public art recently placed it town. The bronze in front of the Art Center and the metal sculpture recently placed in the pocket park at Alvarado and Vine are far from “infantile” pieces. The mixture of multiple types of public art, representational, abstract and fanciful
    Is intended and has been achieved. What is also infantile is that some people don’t understand that art comes in many forms and you don’t have to like all of it but should be able to appreciate all forms of quality work.

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  4. Robert Sommers   January 3, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Les Perhacs piece is certainly not infantile. His work is wonderful. I was relaying a letter I received which I think asked a valid question. I wish that the comments section had an italicization tool to show that both paragraphs were a quote. I do think his question is valid. The majority of sculptures, from Heynemenn Park to the art center, are primary colored affairs that look like they are geared to nine year olds. They are certainly no worse than the Rockwellian Goodacre stuff. Just my opinion, everyone is entitled to one.

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  5. Jon Harwood   January 4, 2017 at 11:18 am

    While there is quite a variety of public art in Fallbrook, these childlike pieces really grab attention and could well dominate the impression made by all the public art. It does seem that there has been a big increase in attention grabbing childlike pieces popping up. The “Happies” are appropriate in their grammar school setting but it is downhill from there. The “Girl Flying Kite and the Pinwheels seem to push us over the (Legoland) top. Finally we have the gigantic yard gnome at the corner of Fallbrook and Main who seems to lead the kiddie art parade toward a destination that is anything but what Fallbrook may want to push as its image as an “art center”.

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  6. Larry Miller   January 7, 2017 at 11:24 am

    If you put up public art and no one complains, you are not doing your job. Let’s go for something more common (on TV and movies), but more controversial, like sex and violence.

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