New outdoor gallery showcases public art
The City’s Civic Art Collection is stepping outdoors, bringing public art into the community. A new Plein Air Gallery, located outside the Neil Balkwill Centre, will showcase five large scale prints of significant works from the Civic Art Collection.
The artworks and artists selected for the first exhibition represent a range of disciplines, styles and materials cared for within the Civic Art Collection. The first installation, which opens this weekend, features the works of artists Sandra Butel, David Garneau, Frank Kemp, Wilf Perreault and Ted Godwin.
The Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre is a central hub for cultural activity in the city, providing classes, studio space and the home of the Art Gallery of Regina. The Plein Air Gallery allows for the increased visibility and accessibility of the diverse artworks contained within the Civic Art Collection. Selected works are printed on high-quality, exterior material and include interpretive text. Artwork for the installation is expected to change over every one to two years.