Chances are you’ve seen sculptures around the city – a red eagle in Frank Hurt Park in Newton, a ribbon of colour at South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre, a big splash of water on a billboard-style screen at the new Guildford Aquatic Centre.
Public art is located at facilities, in parks, and along city streets.
At a new talk on March 4 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Surrey City Centre Library (10530 University Dr., Room 120), you’ll get the chance to learn about the 60 public artworks installed across the city.
The event is free.
Learn about the public art program from Surrey’s Public Art staff and meet the artist Alan Storey, who has created local sculptures such as “Out of Thin Air” and “Lingua Aqua.” ‘
He will give an illustrated talk following the introduction to Surrey’s public art.
Storey is one of Canada’s foremost sculptors who specializes in public art.
He may be best known regionally for the “Pendulum” swinging in the atrium of the HSBC Bank building on Georgia Street in Vancouver.
He is Surrey’s first artist-in-residence and is currently working in collaboration with Surrey’s engineering, parks operations and facilities.
He will research opportunities for public art related to Surrey’s infrastructure (roads, water, sewer, parks and civic facilities) and complete one permanent public artwork for Surrey’s new Operations Centre by December 2015.
Read more about his projects at http://www.year01.com/archive/issue11/storey.html