If you are a fan of sculptures by J. Seward Johnson, and you are in the Greater Sacramento region, you may wish to drive south along highway 99 to the City of Lodi.
Lodi’s downtown area has truly embraced the city’s wine history and heritage in recent years. A small renaissance has occurred. Along tree lined School Street, there is a delightful array of restaurants, cafes, a theater, and shops, reminiscent of Napa Wine Country.
Currently, however, it is the exhibit of J. Seward Johnson’s sculptures which are populating downtown area sidewalks that garner attention of locals and visitors alike.
J. Seward Johnson’s work is sometimes seen in cities across the country. In Sarasota, Florida, I had observed his monumentally sized work, “Embracing Peace” representative of the celebratory kiss between a sailor and a nurse in Times Square at the end of World War II. But, it Lodi, it was delightful to see the work in more realistic life-size scale, where I could focus my lens head-on to the sailor and nurse’s face.
The exhibit will remain until July 15th.
The photo animation below provides just a few sculptures of the total exhibit. For more information about this exhibit, you can access the story provided by Lodi News Sentinel via: “J. Seward Johnson Exhibit in Lodi.”
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