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Port to Install Sojourner, a Pop-Up Immersive Artwork by Local Artist Adam Belt

Free, public sunset yoga classes to be held last two Thursdays in April

As part of its mission to create a dynamic and active waterfront, the Port of San Diego is pleased to present Sojourner, a temporary immersive artwork by artist Adam Belt.

Commissioned as part of the Port Spaces curatorial initiative,Sojourner will be on display and free to the public from April 13 through April 29, 2018 at the end of Broadway Pier, 1000 N Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101. For this work, San Diego-based artist Adam Belt has constructed a structure which offers a sensory experience influenced by our coastal areas, wetlands, parks and piers.

“This is a unique opportunity for San Diegans and visitors to immerse themselves in the arts along our waterfront,” said Commissioner Marshall Merrifield, Board of Port Commissioners. “Sojournerhas been thoughtfully created to inspire us and connect us to our beautiful San Diego Bay.”

Inside Belt’s temporary art room, visitors experience an alternate, meditative world, enveloped by a visual orchestra of reflections. The structure features a reflecting pool and opposing floor-to-ceiling mirrors that cast the effects of rippling light on the water’s surface out to an infinite horizon. Visitors can pass through the space or sit on interior seating to experience the work, and have a quiet reflective moment.  

Belt is a San Diego-based artist whose work incorporates the experiences and phenomena of natural forces. He states of Sojourner: “I am looking to create an experience that is both intimate in its small scale and movement of water while also expansive in its reflection.” Belt is represented by Quint Gallery in La Jolla and has exhibited widely in the United States. His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

Inspired by Sojourner, the Port will host free sunset yoga classes on the last two Thursdays in April. Details are as follows:

  • What: Free sunset yoga with Sojourner
  • Dates: Thursday, April 19, 2018 and Thursday, April 26, 2018
  • Time: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., yoga class begins at 5 p.m.
  • Location: At the end of Broadway Pier, adjacent to the art installation. Address for Broadway Pier is 1000 N Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101.
  • Info: The event is free and open to the public. Katie B. Happyy will lead a 50-minute yoga class while violinist Kristopher Apple provides live music. Artist Adam Belt will be present to discuss his work with attendees. Free snacks and refreshments will be provided. It’s recommended that attendees bring a yoga mat, however, some mats will be provided on a first come, first served basis.
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The Port of San Diego serves the people of California as a specially created district, balancing multiple uses on 34 miles along San Diego Bay spanning five cities. Collecting no tax dollars, the Port manages a diverse portfolio to generate revenues that support vital public services and amenities.

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