McLennan Ross is proud to sponsor The City of Calgary's Public Art Program, OPEN SPACES: Windows to a View.
OPEN SPACES provides local artists an opportunity to exhibit their work in the window spaces on the TELUS Convention Centre LRT Platform at 7th Avenue and Centre Street SE. The program celebrates the diversity and quality of Calgary artists while enlivening this downtown transportation hub.
Every three months two of the selected artists will design, create and install their work, which is then featured in the windows. The revolving exhibits give local artists an opportunity to present their work to the people of Calgary. "The program is about bringing art into the daily experience of people moving about the city," says Quyen Hoang, program coordinator for The City of Calgary Public Art Program.
McLennan Ross is pleased to be supporting the Open Spaces: Windows to a View program. As a firm we feel it is important that the arts and culture scene in Calgary be readily accessible to the community and that the program supports the development of local artists.
In the six years since the City approved its Public Art Policy, the Public Art Program has impacted Calgary's visual environment by installing 20 public artworks through the Per Cent for Public Art Funding Strategy. A further 29 installations are currently planned for various locations throughout the city, including LRT stations, parks, public buildings and with civic partners such as the Westside Recreation Centre and the Trico Centre for Family Wellness.
For further information on the program please click here.