Argenta pair nab Sculpturewalk award

Christopher Petersen and Spring Shine won the People's Choice Award for their work Regeneration.

Argenta's Christopher Petersen and Spring Shine (seen here with Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff) were the recipients of the People's Choice Award at the 2015 Sculpturewalk gala.

A pair of Argenta sculptors won the People’s Choice Award at Castlegar’s 2015 Sculpturewalk Gala.

Regeneration, by Christopher Petersen and Spring Shine, is made from 1,300 feet of logging cable sculpted into a hollow stump with a bench inside. It weighs around 1,300 lbs.

“We called it Regeneration because we put a small cedar tree growing out of it and we wanted to kind of celebrate the way that the forest has supported our communities,” explained Shine.“Our cities, our communities have grown from the wood that we’ve harvested, and yet this new life is growing out of it.”

“And the materials that we used are literally used to harvest logs,” added Petersen.

This is Petersen’s third year participating in Sculpturewalk and Shine’s fourth year. They were both humbled and grateful to win this year’s People’s Choice.

“It’s a pat on the back, and in the case of Sculpturewalk and people like Spring and I who because of our personalities, we don’t really need inspiration so much for doing things, but certainly having apiece win is a great inspiration, a pat on the back, and a stepping stone for what might happen,” said Petersen.

He and Shine also won second place in the Artistic Merit category.

First place in Artistic Merit went to Nathan Smith from Nelson for V Formation, which also took second place in the People’s Choice Award category.

Smith’s sculpture was inspired by kinetic sculpture artist Bob Potts and was made using recycled bicycle parts.

He says that being part of Sculpturewalk has encouraged him to push himself as an artist.

“It’s so good to have a place, a platform to actually show your art. I’ve been in it for three years now and it’s really encouraged me as an artist to explore the medium and push the boundaries,where without this opportunity, I know I wouldn’t have been able to do that,” said Smith.

Read more about the gala and see more photos in the Castlegar News.

 

Just Posted

Maglio Building Centre sold to RONA

The stores in Nelson and Trail will remain open

Nelson singing teacher leads Bigby Place in song

“It was a lovely afternoon with them,” says Kathleen Neudorf

NELSON BUSINESS BUZZ: Baby, you’ve come a long way

Judy Banfield has sold Mountain Baby, and other business news from Bob Hall

The Hillties throwing launch party for new single

The Nelson band will debut “Moving On” on March 2

National Energy Board approves Trans Mountain pipeline again

Next step includes cabinet voting on the controversial expansion

Sledder dies near Fernie

Fernie Search and Rescue was tasked by the RCMP to respond to a sledder in medical distress

Girl heard saying ‘Help my Dad’ in suspicious radio message on Vancouver Island

Police asking for help following mysterious signals from somewhere between Comox and Sayward

Reports of rashes prompt closure of all Harrison Hot Springs pools

Public pool available after Fraser Health shut down all five mineral pools until further notice

No treatment for highly infectious measles, says doctor

10 cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver as of Friday

Two more measles cases confirmed in Vancouver

It brings the number of total cases within the city connected to the outbreak to ten

B.C. Special Olympics officially underway in Vernon

Athlete’s Oath: “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

Vancouver Aquarium wants your help to name a baby killer whale

The public helped name Springer’s first calf, Spirit, and is being asked to help with the second

Guards protest firing of fellow officers charged with assault at B.C. prison

Corrections officers demonstrated in Maple Ridge on Friday afternoon

Most Read