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The City of Red Deer unveils newest public art at Servus Arena

April 18, 2018 11:50 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

A new sculpture was unveiled today at Servus Arena as part of The City of Red Deer’s public art program. The sculpture is the eleventh “Ghost” in the notable bronze series located throughout the downtown.

“The Face-off”, by artist Nathan Scott, features three life size figures; two pee-wee hockey players and a referee who are actively engaged in one of the most exciting moments of the game. The numbers on the back of the children’s jerseys are significant – 52, the year the original Red Deer Arena opened and the number 18, to mark the inauguration of the new Servus Arena.

This is the first “Ghost” that does not represent a specific individual; rather, the piece engages the viewer in a reflective feeling of emotional excitement. It also helps to underscore the importance of hockey in the lives of Canadians.

The art work is on permanent display at the new downtown Servus Arena (D, 4725 43 Street), beside the facility’s main entrance.

The new Servus Arena opened in January. As per the Public Art Policy, one percent of all capital project construction costs is allocated for public art.

For more information about public art in Red Deer, visit www.reddeer.ca/publicart

 

For more information, contact: 

Tara O’Donnell
Culture Superintendent          
The City of Red Deer
403-309-2637 

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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