Pair of new public art pieces coming to Kelowna

New public art coming

Two new pieces of public are coming to Kelowna.

The city announced Monday Lodestar is coming to the intersection of Richter Street and Clement Avenue—marking the gateway to the emerging north end neighbourhood.

Horizon is now installed at Boyce-Gyro and acts as a window through which to view our environment.

“The City is thrilled to have two new pieces added to our collection of public art,” says Robert Parlane, parks and buildings planning manager.

“The goal of the public art program is to culturally enrich public spaces and these new pieces play an important role in shaping both the collective identity and personal experience of our city.”

Lodestar is made of timber to form a mountainous peak and will soar to the sky on Kelowna’s historic industrial lands, just outside the RCMP Building. The 36-foot sculpture marks a new meeting place for the expanding north downtown core and celebrates Kelowna’s prosperity and growth through forestry.

Traffic will be impacted briefly as installation begins. The piece will be complete at the end of June.

Horizon is made from 35 panels of glass. The glass is opaque and turns clear when the viewer approaches the installation along a cycling path on foot, or on wheels.

“The changing surface is designed to serve as a reminder that our actions play an important role in easing pollution and getting our air cleaner and clearer,” said the city in a news release.

The piece is in place now at the north end of Boyce-Gyro Beach.

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