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Participatory Public Art Design Awarded to Emily Carr Alumna Gabrielle Strong

Posted on May 25, 2017 | Emily Carr News

Congratulations to Emily Carr alumna Gabrielle Strong, MFA 2015! Gabrielle has been awarded a $30,000 commission by The Downtown Vernon Association and the City of Vernon for a new downtown Participatory Public Art Piece. 

The work will portray a winding mosaic river inlayed into the sidewalk, beginning and ending at storm-drains, symbolizing the cycle of flowing water. The design will incorporate a range of materials, including mosaic segments, etched line-work and staining various shades of blue and green with a process called acid-staining. 

The commission is part of RespectFEST 2017, a week-long festival marking Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation,  running from September 18 - 24 in Vernon.