Larry and Debby Kline artists and provocateurs – installation, performances, and other works, “ENVZN: A Very Special Event,” By Lonnie Burstein Hewitt, August 18, 2023


The Alchemist in His Elements. 6-10 p.m.
A brilliant use of reclaimed bits of trash, Debby and Larry Kline’s giant-size sculpture references an antique Chinese jade burial suit and a hulking mud-born character from Jewish folklore who was meant to be a protector—though that never worked out.

Since its creation in 2016, the Klines’ Alchemist has appeared in different iterations in various locations. This newest version—now legless but taller than ever—will be surrounded by drawings that illustrate the four elements of the alchemical process: Earth, Wind, Fire and Water. You’ll find him in a space that welcomes meditation, with a soulful soundscape by Tijuana-based multimedia music artist MALU and an offering bowl for you to share your hopes and dreams.

The Alchemist will also be the 3-D backdrop for live performances at 8 and 8:30 p.m.

Lonnie Burstein Hewitt is an award-winning author/lyricist/playwright who has been writing about arts and lifestyles in San Diego County for over a dozen years. You can reach her at




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