International Original Work of Art Makes U.S. Debut in Boca Raton

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The City of Boca Raton welcomes all to play, interact,and imagine in Downtown Boca at Sanborn Square from October 1 through November 30, when the city hosts the United States debut of internationally acclaimed works by artist Emma Anna. Measuring more than 13.7 feet wide; close to 3 feet high; almost 1.5 feet deep and weighing 550 total pounds, IMAG_NE is composed of large wordplay letters that spell out the word “imagine,” although the second “i” of the word is missing. This absence operates as a blank canvas, inviting the audience to physically engage with the work in order to complete the word. “We are honored to be the first in the country to host this remarkable and inviting piece of art,” said Mayor Susan Haynie. “We anticipate that our residents, as well as visitors, will take great joy in having the opportunity to ‘wordplay’ using their own imaginations. The City of Boca Raton will be planning exciting events in Downtown Boca surrounding IMAG_NE’s stay.” Those who visit the display are encouraged to use their imagination and share photos with IMAG_NE on social media using the hashtag #imagineboca. In addition to being on display for all to enjoy at Sanborn Square throughout much of October and November, other IMAG_NE events and opportunities in Downtown Boca include the official unveiling of IMAG_NE with city officials, the artist, and free concert by the West Boca Raton High School Vanguard Jazz Band on Wednesday, October 1 at 7 p.m. In November the artwork will move to Waterstone Resort as part of the resort’s inhouse art program and commitment to culture in the community. Anna was inspired by the Albert Einstein quote, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” A native of Sydney, Australia, Anna is a visual artist and creative producer whose work draws upon a diverse range of professional and personal experience. For more information, visit www.myboca.us or call 561.393.7995.