Page 72 - SLO Visitor's Guide - Fall 2022
P. 72

Paso Robles
Bruce Munro's Sensorio is dedicated to intersection of art, technology and nature
 The world’s largest exhibit of work by the British artist
Sensorio, the Central Califor- nia location dedicated to the intersection of art, technology,
and nature, continues to welcome crowds to its stunning 15-acre outdoor exhibit, Bruce Munro: Light at Sensorio. Nestled among the rolling hills of Paso Robles, Munro’s massive Field of Light offers an other-worldly immersive walk-through experience, with over 58,000 stemmed spheres gently illuminating the landscape in subtle blooms of morphing colors.
Since opening in May 2019, the exhibit has captured an
 international audience, with over 400,000 visitors from across the country and around the globe snapping up tickets to the re- markable event. It is the world’s largest exhibit of work by the acclaimed British artist and it's entirely powered by solar.
In April 2021, Sensorio commissioned a second work by Munro, Light Towers located next to the Field of Light. Fea- turing 69 towers composed of more than 17,000 wine bottles illuminated with glowing optic fibers whose colors evolve to
an ethereal musical score, Light Towers celebrates Paso Robles’s extensive wine country environs.
Sensorio has been hailed
for creating a “movement that infuses culture in valleys of viti- culture” (The New York Times) and offering a unique adven- ture described as “the future of public wellness” (Forbes), and a “pilgrimage-worthy art escape” that is “meant to complement, never compete or detract, from the beauty of the landscape” (Travel + Leisure).
Other critics have described
    1214 Pine St., Paso Robles • Downtown near the Park 805-237-7516 • Open 11am until 8:30pm - 9pm Fridays & Saturdays
   72 FALL 2022

   70   71   72   73   74