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“March-On” by 40-plus artists from the Laguna Beach Art-A-Fair. Photo by Andrea Papagianis
“March-On” by 40-plus artists from the Laguna Beach Art-A-Fair. Photo by Andrea Papagianis

By Andrea Papagianis

Each week the Dana Point Times will highlight one local or regional artist’s contribution to the Elephant Parade: Welcome to America open air exhibit, which will be on display throughout town until early November. This week we stopped by the OC Dana Point Library to see an emissary member of the parade known as “March On” that was a collaboration of more than 40 artists, who participated in this year’s summertime Art-A-Fair in Laguna Beach.

While “March On” was completed a little too late to be included in the official parade, the elephant stands to represent much of what the Asian Elephant Foundation’s largest fundraiser to benefit the endangered species is about, community. Artists from across the nation came together on the patchwork of paintings adorning the 6-foot-tall elephant sculpture.

Having that many hands on one piece was a little worrisome, said local and Elephant Parade artist Laura Seeley, but the end product was a seamless meld of varying themes, a perfect portrait of community.

ELEPHANT: “March On”

ARTIST: Various artists from Laguna Beach’s summer-long festival Art-A-Fair

LOCATION: OC Dana Point Library, 33841 Niguel Road

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