By Catherine O’Hara, REVIEW STAFF
Three artists’ proposals were shortlisted by a seven-member volunteer citizen jury for the North Wentworth Twin Pad Arena public art competition. Now, the panel is looking for feedback from local residents on the proposed pieces.
Six artists answered the City of Hamilton’s call for the public art competition, submitting renderings for a mural and banners that represent three major themes identified in August by the project’s focus group.
“We got some good submissions,” said the city’s art in public places coordinator Ken Coit.
The citizen jury, according to Coit, reviewed all submissions and narrowed the number of proposals based on the themes, which included skating ponds and the rural landscape of Flamborough, community ice bringing Flamborough together, and family and children growing together through sports, as well as criteria outlined in the call for artists.
Community residents are encouraged to view the finalists’ works of art, comment on the pieces and vote for their favourite by Wednesday, October 17. Their input will help the jury make its determination.
“The jury considers everyone’s comments,” said Coit, adding that the ultimate decision “is really up to the jury.”
To view the shortlisted proposals, click here.
The chosen artists’ work will be featured at the Clappison’s Corners arena in time for the facility’s grand opening celebration November 10.