Year-long outdoor sculpture exhibit in Penticton

The City of Penticton is looking for up to six works of sculpture for a year-long outdoor exhibit kicking off in May of 2017.

Artist Chong Fahcheong examines his sculpture The Romp following its unveiling at the new location on Okanagan Lake beach near the Peach kiosk in 2011. The City of Penticton is looking for up to six works of sculpture for a year-long outdoor exhibit kicking off in May of 2017.

The City of Penticton is looking for up to six works of sculpture for a year-long outdoor exhibit kicking off in May of 2017.

The works will be displayed along the Okanagan waterfront and Front Street roundabout and will remain on display until April of 2018. The competition is open to local, national or international artists.

“Public art sparks our imagination, encourages us to pause, stimulates conversations and creates gathering spaces — all things that contribute to vibrant interesting communities,” said Robin Robertson, chair of the public sculpture sub-committee and vice-chair of the Arts, Cultural and Creative Innovations Committee. “I am thrilled that our city leaders are supporting a public sculpture initiative that will add to the rich cultural fabric of Penticton and provide an opportunity for sculptors from near and far to showcase their work.”

Applications for the exhibit will be accepted until Dec. 16. Completed sculptures or proposed designs may be submitted — proposed designs must include examples of previous work as well as detailed drawings.

For more information and application forms: http://www.penticton.ca/EN/main/community/amenities/sculpture-program.html

 

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