Missed opportunity for local artists

When I heard the City of Nelson acquired a 25 foot sculpture from an Okanagan artist I dropped my hammer and chisel in dismay. Had it been known a major piece of public art was on the City’s shopping list the local arts community would be abuzz with creative energy — energy inspired by Nelson’s surrounding landscape, history, etc.

Re: City adopts heron sculpture

When I heard the City of Nelson acquired a 25 foot sculpture from an Okanagan artist I dropped my hammer and chisel in dismay. Had it been known a major piece of public art was on the City’s shopping list the local arts community would be abuzz with creative energy — energy inspired by Nelson’s surrounding landscape, history, etc.

Opportunities to showcase an artist’s work on this scale are few, so those with confidence and competence look forward to competing for such a prize.

A tad dismayed,

Cam Douglas

Nelson

 

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