Iranian sculptor Zohreh Vahidifard is one of the artists chosen to participate in the first Penticton Public Sculpture Exhibition. Vahidifard has participated in the Castlegar SculptureWalk for the last two years, including her piece, 30 Birds, in 2015. Courtesy Castlegar SculptureWalk

Six artists chosen for sculpture exhibition

Penticton’s Public Sculpture Exhibition begins in May

Six artists have been chosen to display their works in the 2017 Penticton Public Sculpture Exhibition.

The artists range from local creators to the other side of the world: Zohreh Vahidifard, Iran; Clint George, Penticton; Patrick Field, Castlegar, Okanagan Falls; Paul Reimer, Cranbrook; Serge Mozhnevsky, Coquitlam and Michael Hermesh, Summerland.

The sculpture exhibition was proposed and approved last summer, and a call for artists was issued in November. Those applications were reviewed by a local jury made up of Arts, Creative and Cultural Innovations Committee members and three community members, who selected the final participants.

The works will be unveiled May 6 at five locations along the Okanagan waterfront and one in the centre of the roundabout near the Penticton Art Gallery.

The selected artists work with a wide range of media from wood to metal to marble and their influences range from indigenous culture to the natural beauty of the BC wilderness.

Biographies for the participating sculptors are available at www.penticton.ca/assets/Community/Documents/public_sculpture_artists.pdf

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