Art is in the public eye in Oak Bay

Isn’t it great to be talking about art, instead of deer?

Re: Eye on arts (Oak Bay News July 2).

Isn’t it great to be talking about art, instead of deer?

Congratulations to the mayor and council for being receptive to the idea of public art.

Thank you to Barbara Adams for initiating the discussion, and moving the municipality in the direction of public art.

May I suggest that a committee be established to take this initiative to the next level? A long term plan, public calls for submissions, funding for artists, and a jury for the art work can be established.

We have many qualified people in our community to help with this:  fine art professors, professional artists, and council members. Who knows? Maybe Mowry Baden could help us out. He was recently awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for his work.

There are many Canadian municipalities that have established public art guidelines. There is funding available. Now is the time for municipality of Oak Bay to further enrich our community.

Terry Vatrt

Oak Bay

 

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