Fifteen public artworks unveiled today
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WINNIPEG — The Exchange District will be brightened with 15 new works of art today.
Posterboards will be unveiled at noon at the corner of Albert Street and McDermot Avenue, in front of Hooper’s.
A call to artists was issued last summer for designs for the top portion of the boards. A total of 38 artists submitted 114 proposals and a jury selected winning designs by Winnipeg artists Michael Carroll, Judith Panson and Laurie Green.
The images range from an “on” light switch to a rousing crowd enjoying a stage event to a silhouette reflecting the historical buildings for which the district is well known.
“The Exchange District is the hub of the arts community in Winnipeg with many galleries and studios in the area,” said Tricia Wasney, manager of public art with the Winnipeg Arts Council. “It is wonderful to represent the works of artists on the street itself.”