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Events Guide: Official Unveiling of Public Art, Prospect Road Community Centre

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HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY РResidents are invited to attend an official unveiling and artist talk for the Prospect Road Community Centre Public Art installation on Saturday, April 23 from 7pm9pm

The artwork is a collaboration between artists Ivan Murphy and Norbert Sattler. The piece was commissioned by Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) through a public solicitation and peer jury selection process as part of HRMs mandate to provide public art as a component of all future municipal building projects. HRM partnered with the Prospect Road Community Centre and the Resource Opportunities Centre to commission the artwork.

The piece is a dynamic installation combining elements of glasswork, painting and both natural and artificial lighting. It has been installed in three separate locations along the ‘indoor community street’ of the community centre. Each of the panels in the piece are comprised of alternating layers of painting employing obscured typographic/symbolic elements and abstraction techniques, both referential to the particular areas serviced by the Prospect Road Community Centre.

WHAT: Public Art unveiling
WHEN: Saturday, April 23rd, 2011, 7pm-9pm
WHERE: Prospect Road Community Centre, 2141 Prospect Road, Hatchet Lake

The Prospect Road Community Centre opened on June 19th, 2010 and is situated on 15 acres of land between Hatchet Lake Fire Hall and Prospect Road Elementary School. The Community Centre compliments existing recreational spaces including soccer fields, baseball diamonds and local schools. The facility also serves as an excellent impetus for future recreation growth in the area, most noted being the development of the Western Commons. This state of the art facility is the focal point for recreation services and programs, social events and community meetings for residents from Goodwood to West Dover in Western HRM.

Photo from Prospect Road Community Centre.