The votes have been tallied—all 680 of them—and Raven #2 by local artist Lynn Huras was selected for next large-scale exterior wall exhibit in Banff by a majority of the community.
“We’re delighted with the huge response from the community,” said Mayor Karen Sorensen. “It proves once again Banff’s strong support for the arts.”
As part of the new public art project, three artworks will be installed for 18 months each on the exterior wall of Banff Town Hall at 110 Bear Street. A jury had already selected two artworks for the installation, but the Community Art Committee asked residents to choose the third piece from three shortlisted works by Banff-based artists – Huras’s Raven #2, Rainbow Hunter by Denise Swick, and The Banff Bubble by Sarah Fuller. The majority of voters cast their ballot online, while 135 voted in person at stations at the Banff Public Library, Town Hall and Canada House Gallery.
Large-scale, two dimensional artworks on exterior walls is a new direction for the Community Art Committee. On January 26, they unveiled When I Close My Eyes, an oil on canvas reproduced to 24 x 30 feet and installed on a concrete wall facing a parking lot in downtown Banff. That exhibit runs for five years.
Raven#2 will be the second exhibit of the program and be unveiled during SpringstART, Banff’s second annual cultural festival in April. It will be followed next year by Love Is Touching Souls by Roselina Hung and Untitled by Jennifer Tellier.
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