Strathcona County’s newest public art piece unveiled at Celebrate and Skate!

November 3, 2016

Strathcona County’s newest public art piece unveiled at Celebrate and Skate!

The public is invited to celebrate the unveiling of Strathcona County’s newest public art piece, “Boreal Twilight” at the Glen Allan Recreation Complex (199 Georgian Way, Sherwood Park) on Sunday, November 6, 2016.

The Celebrate and Skate event runs from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Activities include meeting the artists, FREE public skating, hot chocolate and a bird craft. The formal presentation will begin at 3:45 p.m.

Created by Black Artifex, “Boreal Twilight” re-creates the natural world indoors using trees and animals that are native to Alberta. The trees are full of busy animals and the background colours shift in a subtle way as the mural wraps around the indoor space, creating a panoramic feel.

Black Artifex is composed of Edmonton-based artists Tanya Klimp, Darcy Fraser Macdonald, and Michael Woolley. Tanya Klimp, the primary muralist, graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Alberta in 2000 and has shown her work in Manitoba and Alberta. Darcy Macdonald, also a graduate from the University of Alberta, is the trio’s problem solver, analyzing every detail to ensure success. Michael Woolley, currently working on his Masters of Arts at the University of Alberta, brings a host of digital and practical production techniques to the project. 

More informationor call 780-467-2211.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of almost 96,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.


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Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595.