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October 27, 2017 5:02 pm

City Issues Call for Art for New Pavilion

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 @ 11:16 AM

Prince George, B.C.-  As   work continues on the development of a new picnic pavilion in Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park,  the City of Prince George  has issued a call for artists to submit proposals  for  public art that will be displayed  at the site.

The pavilion will feature four public art pieces.    The proposals will be adjudicated  by a team  which includes Lheidli T’enneh Elders,  the City’s Public Art Advisory Committee and a City staff member.

The designs  must emphasize the  Lheidli T’enneh culture  and align with  four themes:

  • Family
  • Gathering
  • Culture and the Dakelh Language
  • Ancestors/History

“One goal of the commissioned work is to convey the positive spirit of the community and the strong relationship between the City of Prince George and the Lheidli T’enneh,” says Doug Hofstede, Community Coordinator with the City of Prince George. “The other aim is to establish the pavilion as a destination for visitors and residents to experience the lifestyle, culture, and history of Prince George.”

The adjudication team may choose a single artist or up to four individual artists to create the panels. Submissions of four designs (one per panel) is encouraged, but not required. Both Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists are invited to participate.

Up to  $5,000 per panel will be awarded to the creators of the selected artwork. The selected artwork and successful artists will be announced later this fall and the  completed work will be  unveiled  in the park on National  Aboriginal Day 2018.

More information, including how to submit designs,  can be  accessed by  contacting Doug Hofstede  at  250.561.7646 | Doug.Hofstede@princegeorge.ca.


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