Wednesday, November 20, 2019
File Number: 
2019-27

PITT MEADOWS, BC – Last night, Mayor and Council were on hand for the unveiling and official handover of a special gift – a large Heron sculpture made from recycled metal that will be installed in the entrance of City Hall.

“We are appreciative of the generous donation and proud to display this incredible sculpture which not only represents our City through our support of arts but is also our iconic symbol” said Mayor Bill Dingwall. “The Heron will stand proudly in our City Hall, welcoming residents and visitors to our beautiful community.”

The sculpture, which stands, over seven feet tall was created by ZimCarvings artist Odius Makoma and originally displayed at the Pitt Meadows Art Gallery as part of the African Stone Carvings & Art exhibit this summer.

Following the exhibit, the sculpture valued at $980, was purchased by a group of nine families called “Pitt Meadows Friends and Neighbours” who then donated it to the City to represent the community spirit of being “Pitt Meadows Proud™”.

Due to its material and size, City staff determined the best location for the sculpture to be indoors at City Hall.

The community is invited to view this newest public art piece in foyer at the main entrance to City Hall. 

For more information about this and other art in public places throughout Pitt Meadows, visit pittmeadows.ca/heronsculpture.

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For more information please contact:
Carolyn Baldridge,
Manager of Communications & Community Engagement
City of Pitt Meadows
cbaldridge@pittmeadows.ca
p. 604.460.6704

 

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