LUX ART INSTITUTE THE VALISE PROJECT
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After an extensive search for acreage for the Institute, a 4-acre parcel was found in Encinitas, bordering Rancho Santa Fe. The site on the hillside, overlooking the San Elijo Lagoon, is surrounded by a wildlife preserve that stretches to the Pacific Ocean, allowing visiting artists to be surrounded by Southern California’s native habitat.

THE LANDSCAPE PROJECT
Merging the artistic mission of the Institute with the realities of environmental protection and land use; the Lux Art Institute proposes to research and identify the plants and ground covers that are native to San Diego’s North County and the surrounding region. We will research the Fire Department parameters as well as the various guidelines developed by the wildlife agencies at the local, state and federal level (i.e. CEQA, MSPA (multiple species preservation act) etc. We will work with an artist, a landscape designer/architect/botanist to produce a native garden that blends with the existing landscape, includes plants of varying seasonal dormancies and provides an aesthetic live environment to surround the Institute.

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