Town of Olds - Public Art Unveiling Held At Cornerstone Art Commons

Works from the 2019 Town of Olds website photo contest are now up as part of an all new 16 panel exhibit in the Cornerstone Art Commons. The town held a public art unveiling for them on Friday, February 14th. The contest winning photos from Veronica Reist, Yvonne Kennedy, Laura Neaves and Mary Jane Harper are part of the exhibit. Jim Brown and Gayle Kohut are the artists responsible for the paintings in the Cornerstone Art Commons - they are titled "The Fancy Dance" and "Metis Life" respectively.

The town of Olds kicked off Heritage Week with a special public art unveiling at the Cornerstone Art Commons on Friday, February 14th.

It included Elder John Sinclair with a prayer in Cree along with traditional drumming and singing.

Elder Doreen Bergum of the Metis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 also provided opening prayers.

Town of Olds councillor Mary Jane Harper says the all new 16 panel exhibit featuring paintings and photographs is an amazing depiction of life in our community.

She discusses her photo of the "Canola Field Before Development".

Mary Jane Harper is one of the photographers from the 2019 Olds website photo contest who has a photo up now in the Cornerstone Art Commons. Yvonne Kennedy, Laura Neaves and Veronica Reist are the others.

Reist talks about her photo "Twinkling Beauty" of the gazebo in Centennial Park at night after a snow fall.

Jim Brown and Gayle Kohut are the artists responsible for the paintings "The Fancy Dance" and "Metis Life" respectively.

Brown says he wanted to bring a lot of movement, energy and colour to his painting to celebrate the Indigenous people.

The feature art piece for one of the Bergen Rocks - stone sculptures - is "Spring" by Jiang Chu of China.

According to the town of Olds, these works are meant to be temporary exhibits that will periodically change as other members of the community create new works of art for display.





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