In 2019, ArtStar proposed to ET Projects an opportunity to create fine art, limited edition prints which would capture the memory of our events. We are excited by the prospect of printed imagery keeping alive the joy, camaraderie, and hope experienced under our umbrellas.
ET Projects, a 501(c)3, was created in 2018 with the vision to bring communities together through the magic of art and nature. Shoreline Project was the first large scale immersive art experience launched in partnership with the Laguna Art Museum, in Laguna Beach, CA. The second venue was to be Vientienne, Laos, along the edge of the Mekong. Postponed by Covid-19, we reinvented and in 2020 and launchedProject: “Look Up”in partnership with Mt. San Antonio Gardens. The images are of bold, resilient plants, each with a unique story of nature overcoming adversity.
Spearheaded by Elizabeth Turk, an artist known primarily as a sculptor of marble, she expanded her portfolio to include public art experiences through ET Projects. A native to Southern California, she is a MacArthur Fellow, an Annalee & Barnett Newman Foundation and Joan Mitchell recipient. Her work has been represented by Hirschl and Adler, Modern in NYC for 20 years.
It is important to acknowledge the team at ET Projects, the photographers responsible for documentingShoreline Projectand now, Project: “Look Up": Erik Thienes, Christopher Stobie, Eric Stoner, Madison Holler, Mike Townsend, Mike Thienes, Shirley Salvatore, Jay Brown and the hundreds of participants making our immersive art experiences come alive.