Karine Noe-Vack posted a picture to Facebook of the new dachshund bronze sculpture with a green Croc on its paw. Six new sculptures were installed along Lakeshore Drive. (Facebook)

Karine Noe-Vack posted a picture to Facebook of the new dachshund bronze sculpture with a green Croc on its paw. Six new sculptures were installed along Lakeshore Drive. (Facebook)

New Penticton lakeshore sculptures getting lots of attention

‘Joy of Life Unbalanced’ bronze statue became ‘Lost Green Croc’ for an evening

People are already having a bit of fun with the new sculptures along the Penticton lakeshore promenade.

Karine Noe-Vack posted a picture to Facebook of the popular dachshund bronze sculpture with a green Croc on its paw.

She titled the piece, ‘Lost Green Croc.’

The name of the bronzed dog art is called Joy of Life Unbalanced, a tribute to the vertically challenged dachshunds who are joyfully happy jumpers, said artist-creator Joanne Helm of Saanich.

Seven new art pieces were installed just before the May long weekend along Lakeshore Drive and in the roundabout at Front Street.

The sculptures are owned by the artist and leased by the city.

Raven’s Key statue near the SS Sicamous paddle-wheeler had its key stolen in early May, just before the statue was to be removed.

The Penticton Regional Hospital Art Committee has also put up new statues along the hospital path walkway where the notorious statue Dawn, the sun goddess stood until March.

Dawn, who stood at the top of the hospital path on Government Street, had her quartz sun stolen from her hands last year.

Since then, locals took the opportunity to have a bit of fun and make sure the sun goddess’ empty hands were put to good use by placing items like fruit and vegetables in her hands, more recently a baby doll.

The sun goddess called Dawn often had various things placed in her hands by members of the public. (Facebook)

Unfortunately, someone poured pink paint all over in March. She was removed shortly after.

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