Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Art Commissioned to Help Celebrate Saskatchewan's Legislative Building 100th Anniversary!

Miranda Jones with her installation at the legislature


To help celebrate the 100th anniversay of the Saskatchewan Legislative Building, Saskatoon artist Miranda Jones was one of eight artists that were commissioned to create artwork that would explore the history and signficance of the Legislative Building.  Two components of this project was community engagement and legacy artwork.  During Jones' two week residency program at the legislature in Regina and through her creative envolvement with children in both Saskatoon and Regina, Miranda's large metal installation was a collaboration between herself and the children.   
Jones traced the beautiful silhouette's on her metal screen directly from the children's drawings, which in turn were a direct response to her wonderful gift for story telling, artistic vision and practice.

Miranda and Friends

The unveiling of Miranda Jone's piece and that of the other seven participants took place on December 5, 2012.  Each of the eight installations is currently displayed in a designated alcove in the rotunda area of the Legislative Building.  It is my hope that if you are in Regina, you will take the time to view each of these wonderful pieces of art!

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