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Three more public art concepts revealed for Rogers Place
Julia Parrish, CTV Edmonton
Published Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:59PM MDT
Last Updated Tuesday, July 14, 2015 7:03PM MDT
Officials with the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Arts Council unveiled conceptual images showing three public art pieces that will be part of Rogers Place.
The three pieces of art will join the piece by Alex Janvier that was announced earlier this year – and come from Edmonton Artist Al Henderson, Saskatoon Artist Douglas Bentham and realties: united, from Berlin.
The pieces were selected through an international, national and local call for artists.
Officials said installation of the three pieces, entitled Figures in Motion (Henderson), Skater’s Arch (Bentham) and Essential Tree (realties: united) will be completed before Rogers Place opens in September, 2016.
The total commission for the pieces is $500,000 for Essential Tree, $300,000 for Skater’s Arch, and $100,000 for Figures in Motion.
The pieces featured in Rogers Place are part of the City’s Percent for Art policy that dedicates one percent of qualifying construction costs to acquire public art in City infrastructure.
The Edmonton Arts Council manages selecting, acquiring and conserving Edmonton’s public art.