July 14, 2004
Art in the Park
Summer visitors to the town of Gananoque will be delighted to see a beautiful presentation of contemporary Canadian sculpture in the Ganonoque Sculpture Park. Eight of the ten works on loan from the Canada Council Art Bank since 1999 have been recently restored, by art restoration specialist Christopher McKay. This partnership between the town and the Art Bank has been managed by a volunteer Sculpture Park Committee. The Committee considers the project a major tourist attraction, meeting the Art Bank's mandate of providing art to as broad a public as possible.
Always controversial, non-representational sculptures in steel and fiberglass provoke a great deal of discussion. Mr. McKay has had interesting conversations with some of the many visitors. Comments heard were in appreciation of the natural relationship between the park setting and the material nature of the contemporary sculptures. The park, built on the site of a demolished factory, is beautifully landscaped including pathways, a dam, pond, canal for the power plant, fountain and a range of wildlife.
We are delighted to share the news of this partnership with you and invite you to visit the park if you are in the area.
Click below to see pictures of two sculptures installed in the park and a picture of Victoria Henry with the Gananoque Sculpture Park Committee:
Andrew Dutkewych, “Cascade III”, 1979 [JPG, 128.8 KB]
Normand Dutrisac, "Strutin", 1984 [JPG, 131 KB]
Gananoque Sculpture Park Committee [JPG, 817.6 KB]