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Charles Marega’s Art November 26, 2019

Called “the greatest sculptor in Western Canada”, our beautiful city of Vancouver features several sculptures by Austria-Hungarian artist, Charles Marega. Those two lions at the south end of the Lion’s Gate Bridge were sculpted by Marega. The David Oppenheimer bust across from the park board office in Stanley Park was done by Marega (in honor of Vancouver’s second mayor). Or the statue of Capt. George Vancouver situated at the north side of city hall, that, too, is a…

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Public art and the value of making art available to all March 16, 2019

Cities gain value through public art displays – social, cultural and economic value. It adds meaning to our cities and creates uniqueness. Public art is accessible for everyone, it provides a bridge between the past, present and future. How public art shapes a city People chose their homes, by how unique the city is. It is important what our towns look like. And it is important to have a certain community identity. This allows us…

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Vancouver buses become mobile examples of public art. January 9, 2019

Your next trip on a public transit bus could have you feeling like you are inside a work of public art. Because of a partnership by a Translink and the Contemporary Art Gallery. More public art is coming to Vancouver.  In a very exciting and dynamic way. TransLink is adding pieces created by five Canadian artists on 30 buses beginning this month. This uniquely Vancouver event is good to see. The Artists. Each wrapped bus…

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