Brock Street Art Project
Yesterday I attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Brock Street Art Project. The project consists of 4 separate sculptures, each representing a European époque in art history – Renaissance, Baroque, Art Nouveau & Contemporary. The freestanding sculptures are approximately 9 feet tall, with each unit constructed of five different pieces of variously forged iron pieces. The artist, Stefan Duerst , immigrated 5 ½ years ago from Munich, and views the sculpture as a visual and conceptual “Thank You” to Canada and his new home of Kingston. This project was initiated by the United Way via a donation from Kincore Holdings , while the proposal for a public art installation was vetted by the Downtown Kingston BIA and the City of Kingston’s Arts Advisory Committee . The installation is on the south side of Brock Street, in the parkette across from Le Chien Noir and Atomica. Check out all the pics from the ceremony in our newest Flickr set .