Wackem Sackem Hockey Exhibit Opens Tonight
Prince George, B.C. – Fans of old time hockey won’t want to miss this.
Tonight, at Two Rivers Gallery, Penticton based artist Glenn Clark will be on hand for the launch of his hockey inspired exhibit Wackem Sackem.
It includes artwork depicting hockey heroes from the ‘60s and ‘70s including moving parts that you can activate to cause a slash or throw a punch.
“This was my Canadian boyhood dream come true. These were the guys that were playing when I was a kid and over the years’ children forget about them. It’s kind of sad so I’ve brought them back to life.”
Clarke, not to be mistaken for the ex NDP premier, says the exhibit is two years in the making.
“It all started with a 32-foot long diorama that I made for the Kelowna Airport. I had six months to make that piece and put it up and everybody wanted it to have moving parts,” he says.
“So, I pondered how to make this hockey stuff move so I started collaborating with my neighbour who is a blacksmith and a heavy-duty mechanic and came up with these metal structures. I don’t know what the precedent is for this.”
Starting at 7:30 tonight, he says he’ll explain each piece from the beginning “until they bring out the stick and give me the hook.”
The exhibit will continue through the end of the NHL playoffs.