Cicansky Gazebo Installed in McLeod Park
Renowned Regina artist Victor Cicansky’s latest work, Gazebo, is being installed in McLeod Park and provides an inspiring new showpiece for visitors to enjoy at the Grow Regina Community Garden located at the 3500 block of Queen Street.
Gazebo is the latest art piece to be accessioned into the City of Regina’s Civic Art Collection - a collection that now includes 38 works.
Cicansky, a long-time partner and supporter of Grow Regina, is known for his bronze and ceramic sculptures. He takes his inspiration from nature, personal experience and his passion for backyard gardening.
“Accessioning this piece into the Civic Art Collection reflects the City’s commitment to public art that animates public spaces around Regina,” says Diana Hawryluk, Executive Director of City Planning & Community Development. “The City of Regina thanks Mr. Cicansky, Grow Regina and the various financial donors who contributed to the creation of Gazebo and made its inclusion into the Civic Art Collection possible.”
For several years, Cicansky and Grow Regina have shared a vision to create a public art theme in the gardens, including sculptures and a gazebo. Grow Regina raised nearly 80 per cent of the project’s cost through fundraising and donations.
The City contributed $30,000 toward the fabrication and installation of the piece through its Civic Arts Capital Program.
"Grow Regina Community Gardens Inc. thanks the City of Regina and the Co-op Community Spaces Grant for its support of the Victor Cicanksy-designed piece, which will be identified as the "Co-op Community Gazebo". This one-of-a-kind art installation will be appreciated by Regina residents, visitors to our city and Grow Regina gardeners for years to come," says Yvette Crane, Gazebo committee chair for Grow Regina Community Gardens Inc.