Spacing Ottawa photo contributor Justin Van Leeuwen was on hand this week as the City installed 18 sculptures along Wellington Street West, from Garland in the east to Island Park in the west. The sculptures –- each a playful re-imagining of a fire hydrant –- are the work of artists Marcus Kucey-Jones and Ryan Lotecki, and tomorrow (September 25th) the pair will be leading a walking tour of the installation route, mustering at 1.00 in the lobby of GCTC, 1233 Wellington Street West. To register send an email to email@example.com or call 613 244-4261.
The funding for the commission came from the City’s “One Percent for Art” program whereby 1% of the total budget for street reconstruction projects is set aside for public art.
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photos by Justin Van Leeuwen