Public art can make a community feel more vibrant, and spark conversations between neighbours and strangers. We have been lucky enough to receive some help for three public art pieces over the summer of 2014 and in 2015.
Signal box painting The City of Calgary provided us with amazing artists to paint two of our local signal boxes.
Sandra Vida is a photo/video artist whose work ‘Walks of Life’ will focus on people’s footwear as a form of self-expression and diversity. Sandra expects to install her work in Spring 2015.
Emma Bresola has painted four amazing dinosaur-themed signal boxes around Calgary and this summer, she added another one to the mix with her beautiful and fun 'Dino Sports' box on 26th Ave and 33rd St SW by the bus stop (you can see Emma's artwork here).
Our Community Mural Melissa Centofanti (who painted the current mural on 26th Ave and 33rd St SW) has received funding to update this design and maintain it for the next 5 years.
Melissa is working with another wonderful local artist and KGCA board member - Joey Stewart - and wants this to be a true community project and she is looking for people of all ages to help. Removal of the current mural and painting of the new one is planned for late Summer 2015. You can help design, paint, video, set up, clean up or just turn up to applaud and give some sidewalk critique!
The process is going to start with a fun and intensive Design Charrette - all welcome! This will help Melissa and Joey plan usage for the small piece of land in front of the mural itself. Come along and be part of this fun experience on June 13. Find out more here.
To find out more and get involved, email Melissa.
If you have an idea for bringing more public art to our community, email us and we will see what we can do!