Romeo by Lawrence Cormier is one of five sculptures on display this year in Downtown Nelson. It’s on lease from Castlegar Sculpturewalk. “Even though I came late to steel as a medium, I knew it was right for me,” said Cormier. “The transformation of a cold, foreboding element into something figuratively expressive and warm is so rewarding. For me, the process – and hopefully, capturing the emotion – is the pleasure.” Photo: Jake Sherman

New sculptures sprout in Nelson

The program is an initiative of the City of Nelson’s Cultural Development Committee

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Downtown Nelson has welcomed five new works of sculptural art to beautify the city for another year: Wayne H.E. King by Aimée-Rose Philibert, Inside Passage by Angellos Glaros, Bonfire by Paul Reimer, Down from the High Country by Steve Tyree, and Romeo by Lawrence Cormier.

Sculptures are leased each year from Castlegar Sculpturewalk in a partnership which has proven beneficial in providing a cost-effective way to increase public art in the community, increase regional ties, and support local and regional artists. The sculptures will remain in place for one year, and are available for purchase at the end of this term.

“We’ve had a wonderful community response to the downtown public art,” says Sydney Black, chair of the City of Nelson’s Cultural Development Committee. “Our streets reflect Nelson’s creative and artistic community and we’re proud to showcase the impressive talent of these artists.”

This program has been an initiative of the Cultural Development Committee, which is dedicated to the development, promotion and enhancement of Nelson’s art and culture sector.

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