Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2022
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“Renaissance” by Delta, BC artist Don Francis. This stainless steel, contemporary art piece was created to celebrate spring time when flowers are blooming and new growth is everywhere. Titanium Sponsor: Canadian Tire. Photo: David R. Gluns Photography.
“Reintegration” by North Vancouver artist Robert Turriff is restoring the form to its imagined original state. Arbitrarily twisted wire create the underlying structure. From this tangle of wire emerges a female figure representing strength through connections seen and unseen. Platinum Sponsors: Columbia Basin Trust & Columbia Power Corp. Photo: David R. Gluns Photography.
Things Unseen" by Vancouver artist Randall Bear Barnetson This piece is for the 215 and the overdose crisis in my community. On the surface they died in the shadows, but I choose to believe that the Creator sees them... us. That the Moon is the Creator's witness. Platinum Sponsor: RDCK Area J Photo: David R. Gluns Photography
"Polka Dot Soldiers" by Castlegar, BC artist Lisa Huth Lady beetles are not only cute and harmless to humans, they are also excellent soldiers for your garden. Gardeners love them because they eat aphids and other plant-eating pests. Platinum Sponsors: Castlegar Sunrise Rotary & Katrine Conroy Photo: David R. Gluns Photography
“No Cure For a Broken Heart” by Winlaw artist Lashen Orendorff examines our relationships with grief, inviting a pause and a thought for what is often taken for granted. This piece carries a dedication to those affected by the ongoing mental health and opioid epidemics. Titanium Sponsor: Childs Chanton Chartered Professional Accountants Photo: David R. Gluns Photography.
"Njord" by Crawford Bay, BC artist Niels Elris Njord: Viking god of the sea & wealth. A legendary Danish god king, said to control the wind & sea and also provide great wealth and fertility of crops; thus regarded as one of the great deities. Titanium Sponsor: 99.3 The GOAT Photo: David R. Gluns Photography
"Natural Transitions" by Kamloops, BC artist William Frymire represents our shared relationship with nature, and our transition from an analogue to digital society. This piece puts at odds our dependency and love for the natural world around us with our rapid integration of technology. Titanium Sponsor: Dr. David Bzdel & Kootenay Integrated Health Photo: David R. Gluns Photography
“Sun Screen” by Victoria, BC artist Illarion Gallant is a reference to the symbiotic relationship between the built urban fabric with the sinuous organic forms of the natural environment Gold Sponsor: Waste Management. Photo: David R. Gluns Photography.
“MURPHY Brave and Hospitable” by Victoria, BC artist Laurel Dinney. Patriarch of the Craigdarroch Goldens, sentinel of home and castle, this adored retriever is esteemed for his kindness, friendliness and noble comportment in the BC neighbourhood of Rockland. Platinum Sponsor: Katarina & Geoff Yule. Photo: David R. Gluns Photography.
“Murmuration” by Winlaw, BC artist Peter Vogelaar is inspired by the fantastic shapes created by large flocks of starlings. My piece depicts a murmuring female figure; her face emerges from the flock, speaking to us all. Gold Sponsor: Dr. James Singer & Family. Photo: David R. Gluns Photography.
“Life Pod - Executive” by Rolla, BC artist Karl Mattson. “Life Pods;” beautifully awkward objects made from found industrial and farm materials that are also survival chambers, equipped with oxygen tanks and communication devices. (Border Crossing Magazine). Titanium Sponsor: Artsvest & Government of Canada. Photo: David R. Gluns Photography.
"Howdy, Bird" by North Vancouver, BC artist Ken Meyer. Say hello to the always expressive burrowing owl. After being declared extinct in BC in 1980, burrowing owls are making a comeback. Check out the Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of BC for information on how to help. Garden Sponsor: Kootenay Centre Cinemas Photo: David R. Gluns Photography
"Snowshoe Hare" by Nelson, BC artist Dave Dando The snowshoe hare tends the landscape; they observe us with bemusement and resignation. Our timeline is running. Titanium Sponsors: Oglow's Paint & Wallcoverings & HUB International Photo: David R. Gluns Photography
“Wisdom” by Kimberley, BC artist Tom Watson. Each seam glimmers with iridescence, the trunk sitting on reflective globes; the globes reveal memories in the reflection of ourselves. An interactive glass seed representing my young boy, inheriting my wisdom. Titanium Sponsor: Kootenay Market. Photo: David R. Gluns Photography
“Findling” by Rossland, BC artist Lars Baggenstos. Findling: the German word for an erratic boulder. A giant grown of wooden fibre carrying a Findling buried in himself, until he is no more. Only the rock remains; a tombstone until the end of time. Gold Sponsor: Canada’s Best Value Inn & Suites. Photo: David R. Gluns Photography.
“East Meets West” by Bonnington, BC artist Zen Wang. GuanYu - Based on a real hero from the Three Kingdoms period in China. GuanYu gives people comfort in times of sorrow, wisdom in times of confusion, courage in times of adversity and strength in times of action. Gold Sponsors: Humble Bean Coffee Co. & Judy Wearmouth. Photo: David R. Gluns Photography.
"Separation" by Nelson artist Matt Holman. A separation of lovers, between them is the coveted love of their child, the heartstring that ties together the delicate balance of family. Platinum Sponsor: Mercer Celgar Photo: David R. Gluns Photography.
“Think Outside the Box” by North Vancouver, BC artist Sandra Berube is a tribute to unconventional thinkers, an invitation to explore new perspectives and ideas, and set our creativity free from the norms. Titanium Sponsor: Record Ridge Denture Clinic. Photo: David R. Gluns Photography
"A Delicate Balance" by Cranbrook, BC artist Paul Reimer In materials and image it expresses the fragile balance between man and the natural world and the care we must take to protect our environment in order that it may sustain us for generations to come. Gold Sponsors: Heritage Credit Union & Kootenay Savings Credit Union Photo: David R. Gluns Photography