12 August 2009

Help choose Ottawa public art

The following announcement is via the City of Ottawa.

Help choose public art for the new Central Archives and Ottawa Public Library Materials Centre

You are invited to meet the five artists or artist teams that have been short-listed in the Central Archives and Ottawa Public Library Materials Centre public art competition.

Meet the artists, view the proposals and record your comments on Wednesday, August 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Atrium of Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive.

The Public Art Program commissions artists’ works for display in public spaces. One percent of funds for municipal development projects is set aside for public art to beautify the space and make art accessible to everyone.

The Art Selection Committee will take the public’s comments into consideration when they meet again to choose the winning proposal. The five finalists will present preliminary sketches, scale models or maquettes, and detailed work plans including budgets of the proposed artworks.

The finalists are: Marie J. Coulombe, Adrian Göllner and Joanna Swim, Marcus Kucey Jones, Don Maynard, Mark Thompson.

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