The international architectural phenomenon Architects of Air luminarium EXXOPOLIS will come to Southern California for the first time at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) from Thursday, April 11, to Sunday, April 14, open from noon to 6 p.m. on the lawn in front of The Walter Pyramid.
A luminarium is a monumental inflatable structure designed to generate a sense of wonder at the beauty of light and color. EXXOPOLIS is a dazzling maze of winding paths and soaring domes where Islamic architecture, Archimedean solids and Gothic cathedrals meld into an inspiring mix of design and engineering.
Since 1992, more than 2 million visitors in 38 countries across five continents have been enchanted by Architects of Air luminaria. Covered by the BBC, Huffington Post and architecture and design magazines around the world, Architects of Air is making its Southern California debut in Long Beach after a successful run at the UC Santa Barbara in which nearly 2,000 visitors attended daily.
CSULB's Associated Students Inc. Art Commission, headed by student Alana Johnson, was instrumental in bringing EXXOPOLIS to the campus. The ASI and CSULB Art Department will be responsible for programming inside the pods built into EXXOPOLIS. Such programming will may include musical and dance performances.
The event is free for CSULB students with valid student ID and $5 for the public. Tickets can be purchased at the Pyramid box office or online at www.csulb.edu/asi. For more information on Architects of Air, visit the website at www.architects-of-air.com.