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public art Contact us today. For more information on Red Deer public art, please contact:

Culture Services 3827 39 Street P.O. Box 5008 Red Deer, AB T4N 3T4 Phone: 403.309.4775 Fax: 403.346.4970 Email: feedback@reddeer.ca Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday

www.reddeer.ca

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Recreation, Parks & Culture

explore Red Deer’s


The City of Red Deer has made a commitment to public art in your streetscapes, parks and facilities.

AFA Sculptures Be-Bop Artist: Richard Tosczak Location: Northern end of Barrett Park Date: 1995 Media: Welded and painted steel Be-Bop is the least figurative, and most playful, of Tosczak’s welded steel works. The title is inspired by the mixture of swaying and staccato rhythms presented by the forms.

Public Art Policy

The City established a Public Art Policy in 1996 and in 2010 amended its commitment to provide a minimum of 1.0% capital construction cost allocation for public art. Of the 1.0% funding allotment, an amount will be allocated to a Public Art Reserve fund.

Alexander Way

Revitalization of Alexander Way (48 Street) began in 2005 based on recommendations made in the Greater Downtown Action Plan and the Community Culture Master Plan. The vibrant community gathering place features public art, street furniture, brick work and landscaping that connects Red Deer’s parks to the downtown. Check out the annual Alexander Way street party, celebrating culture in Red Deer.

Ghost Collection

Chaq’s Corner Artist: Ken Macklin Location: Taylor Drive & 32 Street Media: Welded steel Inspired by the artist’s visit to Central America and the Yucatan, the artist incorporates the shapes of Mayan temples, and elements that represent jungle growing over the ruins. The title refers to Chaq, the Maya rain god, and to the striking corners to be found on the façade of the Palace of Masks at Kabah in Yucatan.

This internationally renowned Bronze Art collection in downtown Red Deer depicts the history of the community and offers audiences one of the largest life-size bronze sculpture collections in Canada. The popular Ghost sculptures attract thousands of inquisitive travelers every year. The Ghost project was sponsored and managed by the Downtown Business Association until 2007, when The City of Red Deer assumed its stewardship.

Mural projects

The Main Street Mural program is a joint partnership between the Downtown Business Association, the Main Street Project, and The City of Red Deer.

Both Be-Bop and Chaq’s Corner are on long-term, permanent loan to The City of Red Deer from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) collection. The City gratefully acknowledges their support.

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And more public art … Cenotaph Sculptor: Date: Location:

Major Frank Norbury 1922 Ross Street, north of 49 Ave.

The Cenotaph was erected in memory of the men and women of Central Alberta who served during the First World War. Commissioned in 1921 after funds were raised through donations, the Cenotaph was formally unveiled on September 15, 1922 by Lord Byng of Vimy, the Governor General of Canada. The cenotaph was to face west toward home and peace. It was re-dedicated in 1949 to honour those who lost their lives in WW II, the Korean War and other wars. Names of local soldiers during World War II were added to scrolls inside the monument. Ancient Movements Artist: Blake Williams Date: 2006 Media: Ceramic tile (mural) Location: Recreation Centre exterior 4501 47 A Ave Ancient Movements is designed to evoke the magic, mystery, history and potential of the Red Deer region. The artist used imagery that reflects the human search for physical and spiritual health, while depicting Red Deer’s history and natural environment.

Table of contents Alexander Way

Brick Rabbit Gallery Concept mural Red Deer Line APEGGA Bench

Ghost Collection

Reaching Out Choices Reverend Leonard Gaetz Francis the Pig Francis Wright Galbraith Let the Music Play Sound the Alarm Doris and Mickey Hazel Braithwaite

Main Street murals Young at Heart Main Street Afternoon Shopping More with Moore

And more public art …

Boom Town Spruce Drive Heron sculpture Cenotaph Recreation Centre mural

Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) sculpture Be-Bop Chaq’s Corner

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And more public art …

Brick Rabbit Artist:

Dean Eilerton Victory Park, base of Ross Street hill 1981 Steel – composed of five square steel tubing sections. Welded and bolted together, painted white. This abstract sculpture suggests a turn-of-thecentury streetscape. Boom Town was one of the first pieces of public art in Red Deer.

Location: Date: Media:

Brian McArthur & Dawn Detarando (Voyager Art & Tile) North side of Fields Store 49 Ave. & 48 St. 2005 Brick, glass

This larger-than-life brick rabbit creates a sense of playfulness on Alexander Way; pedestrians won’t be able to resist the opportunity for a close-up look at this whimsically crafted sculpture, adorned with dark glass mosaic eyes and a shiny black glass mosaic nose.

Gallery Concept Artist: Michael Downs Location: North wall of the “Country Club” 4710 50 Ave. Date: 2005 Media: Painted on portable Dibond applied panels with treated wood backing support.

Boomtown Artist: Location: Date: Media:

Spruce Drive Heron sculpture Date: 2005 Location: West side of Spruce Drive at the top of the hill Media: Spruce tree After a spruce tree fell on a City boulevard during a storm, a community artisan and wood carver chose to carve the trunk of the tree. The carving features an adult heron standing, with two young in a nest.

Incorporating the concept of trompe l’oeil (French for “deceive the eye”), “Gallery Concept” transforms an ordinary exterior wall into a vivid threedimensional street scene that features an array of art works, masterfully reproduced, creating the illusion that the viewer is actually looking through the windows of a world-class gallery and dress shop.

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Main Street Murals More with Moore Artist: David More Date: 2003 Location: 4730 Ross Street In 2003, David More mentored International Baccalaureate students from Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School through the completion of this mural based on a photograph taken by George Fleming at this location in 1912. In April 1902 several citizens proposed the formation of a Citizens Band; Town Council supported it with $50 to purchase band instruments. Following the success of an open air concert in what is now City Hall Park on Christmas Day 1903, Town Council decided to build a bandstand on the square for future concerts.

Red Deer Line Artist: Royden Mills Location: Centennial Park Plaza 52 Ave. & 48 St. Date: 2005 Media: Carbon Steel Based on shapes and concepts present when train travelers first arrived in Red Deer in the early 1900s, Red Deer Line incorporates both contemporary and abstract elements, reminding the viewer of the relationship between nature and development.

APEGGA Centennial Bench Artist: Brian McArthur & Dawn Detarando Location: 4720 51 Ave. Date: 2005 Media: Brick and glass tile mosaic

And more public art … Our recreational facilities are full of public art, from large installations to small sculptures and a variety of paintings. Many were created by world-class local artists and some, such as the Tile Works project at the Collicutt Centre, were created in collaboration with community members.

This work of art commemorates 100 years of service in building this city and province by the members of The Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA): “A city is not builded in a day. And they must do their work, and come and go While countless generations pass away.” Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931)

There’s a wide range of artistic styles and genres to be found in our facilities. In other words, there’s something for every taste. At The City of Red Deer, we believe that public art is about starting conversations, challenging ourselves, and exploring our world. Check out the public art at these facilities: Recreation Centre - 4501 47A Avenue Collicutt Centre - 3031 30 Avenue

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Ghost Collection Reaching Out Sculptor: Eldon Neufeld Date: 1999 Location: Recreation Centre, 4501 47 A Ave. This figure shows two children helping each other climb onto a large granite stone. Dressed in typical 1940s clothing, one child wears a leg brace, the result of polio. The sculpture was created to help celebrate the 75 anniversary of the Downtown Rotary Club and to draw attention to Rotary International’s PolioPlus program that seeks to rid the world of polio completely by the year 2005.

Choices Sculptor: Barbara Paterson Date: 1995 Location: South-west corner, 48 St. & 49 Ave. In front of the Parkland Square building, you’ll discover a rail worker confronting a little dog who is standing on the man’s money. This sculpture tells the story of how many workers in Canada wanted more control over their money. As a result, the Credit Union concept of banking became popular in Alberta in the late 30s and early 40s. The credit union was run not for profit, but to serve its members. No more stepping on the money of the people!

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Main Street Murals Main Street Artist: Date: Location:

Erin Boake 2006 East wall, McBain Camera 5129 48 Street Local artist Erin Boake designed the mural and mentored students from the International Baccalaureate program at Lindsay Thurber in painting the piece. The mural concept is based upon the changes in Red Deer over its many years of development. The mural shows three different scenes, each focused in a different direction, and includes people in period costumes.

Afternoon Shopping Artist: David More Date: 2004 Location: North-west side, 5000 Gaetz Ave. David More mentored International Baccalaureate students from Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School to complete this mural in 2004. This mural is based on a 1912 George Fleming photograph that was taken facing south from this location. The women are fancily dressed with parasols for a sunny afternoon of shopping downtown. A horse and watering cart pass down Ross Street spraying the dirt street to prevent dust. The Greene Block, sandstone building on the corner, is the only building that still remains.

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Ghost Collection Hazel Braithwaite Sculptor: Alan Henderson Date: 2004 Location: Beside the Old Courthouse Ross St. & 50 Ave. Family legend has it that the young Hazel Braithwaite (age 21), determined to exercise her right to vote during the 1926 federal election, had to push through a crowd of men who were equally determined to deny her that right. In the 1965 federal election, less than 40 years later, she stood as the New Democratic Party candidate. Her granddaughters speak of her as a role model. Mrs. Braithwaite believed that women were meant to be equal in the eyes of the law and the world. In honour of her work in the community, Mrs. Braithwaite was inducted into the Alberta Agricultural Hall of Fame in 1978.

Main Street Murals Young at Heart Artist: Shane Young Date: 2005 Location: West Wall, Red Deer Public Library 4818 49 Street Youth and adults play shinny and iceskate on an ice rink that existed where City Hall Park is now located in this image based on a 1946 photograph. The Red Deer Armoury can be seen in the distance. Red Deer Public Library children’s and teen departments are located in the old Armoury.

Reverend Leonard Gaetz Sculptor: Robert K. Spaith Date: 1994 Location: South-west corner, Gaetz Ave. & Ross St. The Reverend, one of Red Deer’s early leaders, appears to be gazing down the Main Street of the town that he helped to create. He also looks like he’s actively engaged in a conversation with the viewer. The Reverend would often be found talking with members of the community on street corners like this. This was the first ghost to be erected.

Francis the Pig Sculptor: Danek Mozdzenski Date: 1998 Location: South of 52 St. on Gaetz Ave. The legend of Francis began in July 1990 when he escaped from a local abattoir. For nearly five months the fugitive roamed the parklands of Red Deer, eluding predators and several attempts to catch him. This freedom-loving pig was finally captured in early 1991. Unfortunately, shortly afterward, Francis succumbed to injuries he received in the attempt. Francis captured the imagination of the nation and won many fans. He also reminds us of the importance of hog production and processing to Red Deer’s economy.

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Ghost Collection Francis Wright Galbraith Sculptor: Danek Mozdzenski Date: 1996 Location: City Hall Park At the north east entry to City Hall Park, you will find Francis Galbraith, the city’s first Mayor following Red Deer’s incorporation as a city in 1913. He’s enjoying a cup of coffee while reading his Red Deer Advocate. The paper, which Galbraith founded in 1906, remains our city’s daily publication. The Advocate sponsored this piece to commemorate its 90 anniversary. Let the Music Play Sculptor: Patricia Galbraith Date: 2003 Location: South-west corner, City Hall Park “Let the Music Play” was created to honour the late Mr. Keith Mann, an internationally acclaimed music director, founder of the Red Deer College School of Music, Canadian Concert Band Festival, National Youth Band, conductor of the Red Deer Royals and Red Deer College Symphonic Winds, and member of the Rotary Club of Red Deer. He is shown here in the moment just before one of his concerts. His baton is raised. A hush is falling on the audience.

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Sound the Alarm Sculptor: Robert K. Spaith Date: 1999 Location: North-west corner, 49 St. & 48 Ave. “Fire! Sound the alarm!” In Alberta’s pioneer communities, a cry of fire struck fear in the hearts of the citizens. In no time at all, an entire community might be virtually wiped out and many lives lost. In the fall of 1904, following a major fire in Red Deer’s downtown, Town Council passed a bylaw creating a volunteer fire brigade. New equipment was purchased and eventually a new fire hall was built. The building beside this ghost has had many lives. It has served Red Deer as an armoury, a firehall, and now it is the children’s and teen section of the Red Deer Public Library.

Doris and Mickey Sculptor: Brian McArthur Date: 2004 Location: Coronation Park Doris took in the mauled beaver who was found along Waskasoo creek in 1939 as a pet, naming him Mickey. Since then, Mickey became a proud and loving member of the family, often playing with the family dog. Doris’ mother, Mary Forbes, nursed Mickey through severe injuries and the illnesses that followed, and was his officially appointed guardian. The beaver became our town’s most famous pet, and was visited by over 20,000 people after his story made national headlines. He delighted newspaper, magazine and CBC radio audiences with his heartwarming adventures until his death nine years later in 1948.

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Ghost Collection Francis Wright Galbraith Sculptor: Danek Mozdzenski Date: 1996 Location: City Hall Park At the north east entry to City Hall Park, you will find Francis Galbraith, the city’s first Mayor following Red Deer’s incorporation as a city in 1913. He’s enjoying a cup of coffee while reading his Red Deer Advocate. The paper, which Galbraith founded in 1906, remains our city’s daily publication. The Advocate sponsored this piece to commemorate its 90 anniversary. Let the Music Play Sculptor: Patricia Galbraith Date: 2003 Location: South-west corner, City Hall Park “Let the Music Play” was created to honour the late Mr. Keith Mann, an internationally acclaimed music director, founder of the Red Deer College School of Music, Canadian Concert Band Festival, National Youth Band, conductor of the Red Deer Royals and Red Deer College Symphonic Winds, and member of the Rotary Club of Red Deer. He is shown here in the moment just before one of his concerts. His baton is raised. A hush is falling on the audience.

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Sound the Alarm Sculptor: Robert K. Spaith Date: 1999 Location: North-west corner, 49 St. & 48 Ave. “Fire! Sound the alarm!” In Alberta’s pioneer communities, a cry of fire struck fear in the hearts of the citizens. In no time at all, an entire community might be virtually wiped out and many lives lost. In the fall of 1904, following a major fire in Red Deer’s downtown, Town Council passed a bylaw creating a volunteer fire brigade. New equipment was purchased and eventually a new fire hall was built. The building beside this ghost has had many lives. It has served Red Deer as an armoury, a firehall, and now it is the children’s and teen section of the Red Deer Public Library.

Doris and Mickey Sculptor: Brian McArthur Date: 2004 Location: Coronation Park Doris took in the mauled beaver who was found along Waskasoo creek in 1939 as a pet, naming him Mickey. Since then, Mickey became a proud and loving member of the family, often playing with the family dog. Doris’ mother, Mary Forbes, nursed Mickey through severe injuries and the illnesses that followed, and was his officially appointed guardian. The beaver became our town’s most famous pet, and was visited by over 20,000 people after his story made national headlines. He delighted newspaper, magazine and CBC radio audiences with his heartwarming adventures until his death nine years later in 1948.

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Ghost Collection Hazel Braithwaite Sculptor: Alan Henderson Date: 2004 Location: Beside the Old Courthouse Ross St. & 50 Ave. Family legend has it that the young Hazel Braithwaite (age 21), determined to exercise her right to vote during the 1926 federal election, had to push through a crowd of men who were equally determined to deny her that right. In the 1965 federal election, less than 40 years later, she stood as the New Democratic Party candidate. Her granddaughters speak of her as a role model. Mrs. Braithwaite believed that women were meant to be equal in the eyes of the law and the world. In honour of her work in the community, Mrs. Braithwaite was inducted into the Alberta Agricultural Hall of Fame in 1978.

Main Street Murals Young at Heart Artist: Shane Young Date: 2005 Location: West Wall, Red Deer Public Library 4818 49 Street Youth and adults play shinny and iceskate on an ice rink that existed where City Hall Park is now located in this image based on a 1946 photograph. The Red Deer Armoury can be seen in the distance. Red Deer Public Library children’s and teen departments are located in the old Armoury.

Reverend Leonard Gaetz Sculptor: Robert K. Spaith Date: 1994 Location: South-west corner, Gaetz Ave. & Ross St. The Reverend, one of Red Deer’s early leaders, appears to be gazing down the Main Street of the town that he helped to create. He also looks like he’s actively engaged in a conversation with the viewer. The Reverend would often be found talking with members of the community on street corners like this. This was the first ghost to be erected.

Francis the Pig Sculptor: Danek Mozdzenski Date: 1998 Location: South of 52 St. on Gaetz Ave. The legend of Francis began in July 1990 when he escaped from a local abattoir. For nearly five months the fugitive roamed the parklands of Red Deer, eluding predators and several attempts to catch him. This freedom-loving pig was finally captured in early 1991. Unfortunately, shortly afterward, Francis succumbed to injuries he received in the attempt. Francis captured the imagination of the nation and won many fans. He also reminds us of the importance of hog production and processing to Red Deer’s economy.

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Ghost Collection Reaching Out Sculptor: Eldon Neufeld Date: 1999 Location: Recreation Centre, 4501 47 A Ave. This figure shows two children helping each other climb onto a large granite stone. Dressed in typical 1940s clothing, one child wears a leg brace, the result of polio. The sculpture was created to help celebrate the 75 anniversary of the Downtown Rotary Club and to draw attention to Rotary International’s PolioPlus program that seeks to rid the world of polio completely by the year 2005.

Choices Sculptor: Barbara Paterson Date: 1995 Location: South-west corner, 48 St. & 49 Ave. In front of the Parkland Square building, you’ll discover a rail worker confronting a little dog who is standing on the man’s money. This sculpture tells the story of how many workers in Canada wanted more control over their money. As a result, the Credit Union concept of banking became popular in Alberta in the late 30s and early 40s. The credit union was run not for profit, but to serve its members. No more stepping on the money of the people!

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Main Street Murals Main Street Artist: Date: Location:

Erin Boake 2006 East wall, McBain Camera 5129 48 Street Local artist Erin Boake designed the mural and mentored students from the International Baccalaureate program at Lindsay Thurber in painting the piece. The mural concept is based upon the changes in Red Deer over its many years of development. The mural shows three different scenes, each focused in a different direction, and includes people in period costumes.

Afternoon Shopping Artist: David More Date: 2004 Location: North-west side, 5000 Gaetz Ave. David More mentored International Baccalaureate students from Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School to complete this mural in 2004. This mural is based on a 1912 George Fleming photograph that was taken facing south from this location. The women are fancily dressed with parasols for a sunny afternoon of shopping downtown. A horse and watering cart pass down Ross Street spraying the dirt street to prevent dust. The Greene Block, sandstone building on the corner, is the only building that still remains.

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Main Street Murals More with Moore Artist: David More Date: 2003 Location: 4730 Ross Street In 2003, David More mentored International Baccalaureate students from Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School through the completion of this mural based on a photograph taken by George Fleming at this location in 1912. In April 1902 several citizens proposed the formation of a Citizens Band; Town Council supported it with $50 to purchase band instruments. Following the success of an open air concert in what is now City Hall Park on Christmas Day 1903, Town Council decided to build a bandstand on the square for future concerts.

Red Deer Line Artist: Royden Mills Location: Centennial Park Plaza 52 Ave. & 48 St. Date: 2005 Media: Carbon Steel Based on shapes and concepts present when train travelers first arrived in Red Deer in the early 1900s, Red Deer Line incorporates both contemporary and abstract elements, reminding the viewer of the relationship between nature and development.

APEGGA Centennial Bench Artist: Brian McArthur & Dawn Detarando Location: 4720 51 Ave. Date: 2005 Media: Brick and glass tile mosaic

And more public art … Our recreational facilities are full of public art, from large installations to small sculptures and a variety of paintings. Many were created by world-class local artists and some, such as the Tile Works project at the Collicutt Centre, were created in collaboration with community members.

This work of art commemorates 100 years of service in building this city and province by the members of The Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA): “A city is not builded in a day. And they must do their work, and come and go While countless generations pass away.” Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931)

There’s a wide range of artistic styles and genres to be found in our facilities. In other words, there’s something for every taste. At The City of Red Deer, we believe that public art is about starting conversations, challenging ourselves, and exploring our world. Check out the public art at these facilities: Recreation Centre - 4501 47A Avenue Collicutt Centre - 3031 30 Avenue

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And more public art …

Brick Rabbit Artist:

Dean Eilerton Victory Park, base of Ross Street hill 1981 Steel – composed of five square steel tubing sections. Welded and bolted together, painted white. This abstract sculpture suggests a turn-of-thecentury streetscape. Boom Town was one of the first pieces of public art in Red Deer.

Location: Date: Media:

Brian McArthur & Dawn Detarando (Voyager Art & Tile) North side of Fields Store 49 Ave. & 48 St. 2005 Brick, glass

This larger-than-life brick rabbit creates a sense of playfulness on Alexander Way; pedestrians won’t be able to resist the opportunity for a close-up look at this whimsically crafted sculpture, adorned with dark glass mosaic eyes and a shiny black glass mosaic nose.

Gallery Concept Artist: Michael Downs Location: North wall of the “Country Club” 4710 50 Ave. Date: 2005 Media: Painted on portable Dibond applied panels with treated wood backing support.

Boomtown Artist: Location: Date: Media:

Spruce Drive Heron sculpture Date: 2005 Location: West side of Spruce Drive at the top of the hill Media: Spruce tree After a spruce tree fell on a City boulevard during a storm, a community artisan and wood carver chose to carve the trunk of the tree. The carving features an adult heron standing, with two young in a nest.

Incorporating the concept of trompe l’oeil (French for “deceive the eye”), “Gallery Concept” transforms an ordinary exterior wall into a vivid threedimensional street scene that features an array of art works, masterfully reproduced, creating the illusion that the viewer is actually looking through the windows of a world-class gallery and dress shop.

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And more public art … Cenotaph Sculptor: Date: Location:

Major Frank Norbury 1922 Ross Street, north of 49 Ave.

The Cenotaph was erected in memory of the men and women of Central Alberta who served during the First World War. Commissioned in 1921 after funds were raised through donations, the Cenotaph was formally unveiled on September 15, 1922 by Lord Byng of Vimy, the Governor General of Canada. The cenotaph was to face west toward home and peace. It was re-dedicated in 1949 to honour those who lost their lives in WW II, the Korean War and other wars. Names of local soldiers during World War II were added to scrolls inside the monument. Ancient Movements Artist: Blake Williams Date: 2006 Media: Ceramic tile (mural) Location: Recreation Centre exterior 4501 47 A Ave Ancient Movements is designed to evoke the magic, mystery, history and potential of the Red Deer region. The artist used imagery that reflects the human search for physical and spiritual health, while depicting Red Deer’s history and natural environment.

Table of contents Alexander Way

Brick Rabbit Gallery Concept mural Red Deer Line APEGGA Bench

Ghost Collection

Reaching Out Choices Reverend Leonard Gaetz Francis the Pig Francis Wright Galbraith Let the Music Play Sound the Alarm Doris and Mickey Hazel Braithwaite

Main Street murals Young at Heart Main Street Afternoon Shopping More with Moore

And more public art …

Boom Town Spruce Drive Heron sculpture Cenotaph Recreation Centre mural

Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) sculpture Be-Bop Chaq’s Corner

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The City of Red Deer has made a commitment to public art in your streetscapes, parks and facilities.

AFA Sculptures Be-Bop Artist: Richard Tosczak Location: Northern end of Barrett Park Date: 1995 Media: Welded and painted steel Be-Bop is the least figurative, and most playful, of Tosczak’s welded steel works. The title is inspired by the mixture of swaying and staccato rhythms presented by the forms.

Public Art Policy

The City established a Public Art Policy in 1996 and in 2010 amended its commitment to provide a minimum of 1.0% capital construction cost allocation for public art. Of the 1.0% funding allotment, an amount will be allocated to a Public Art Reserve fund.

Alexander Way

Revitalization of Alexander Way (48 Street) began in 2005 based on recommendations made in the Greater Downtown Action Plan and the Community Culture Master Plan. The vibrant community gathering place features public art, street furniture, brick work and landscaping that connects Red Deer’s parks to the downtown. Check out the annual Alexander Way street party, celebrating culture in Red Deer.

Ghost Collection

Chaq’s Corner Artist: Ken Macklin Location: Taylor Drive & 32 Street Media: Welded steel Inspired by the artist’s visit to Central America and the Yucatan, the artist incorporates the shapes of Mayan temples, and elements that represent jungle growing over the ruins. The title refers to Chaq, the Maya rain god, and to the striking corners to be found on the façade of the Palace of Masks at Kabah in Yucatan.

This internationally renowned Bronze Art collection in downtown Red Deer depicts the history of the community and offers audiences one of the largest life-size bronze sculpture collections in Canada. The popular Ghost sculptures attract thousands of inquisitive travelers every year. The Ghost project was sponsored and managed by the Downtown Business Association until 2007, when The City of Red Deer assumed its stewardship.

Mural projects

The Main Street Mural program is a joint partnership between the Downtown Business Association, the Main Street Project, and The City of Red Deer.

Both Be-Bop and Chaq’s Corner are on long-term, permanent loan to The City of Red Deer from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) collection. The City gratefully acknowledges their support.

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The public art in Red Deer goes beyond specific areas and projects, and it’s growing in scope all

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public art Contact us today. For more information on Red Deer public art, please contact:

Culture Services 3827 39 Street P.O. Box 5008 Red Deer, AB T4N 3T4 Phone: 403.309.4775 Fax: 403.346.4970 Email: feedback@reddeer.ca Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday

www.reddeer.ca

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Recreation, Parks & Culture

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