Bronzes of Julietta Sorensen and J.P. Galbraith will each view the streets of Red Deer around them through a mysterious shroud today.
The two bronzes in the Red Deer Ghosts collection — and a few others as well — are being employed to make a statement about what a world without art would look like.
There would be no music on the car stereo for your drive home, no computer fonts, no colourful cereal boxes, no designer shoes, no concerts and no posters to advertise them, says Annette Scheper, community and programs facilitator, special events, for the City of Red Deer.
To bring that statement to life, she and a crew from the Cultural Services Department will dress in black and cover some of Red Deer’s most well-known items of public art in shrouds of thin netting, chosen to cloud the view of each item, but not block it out entirely.
The art shrouding project was created to kick Red Deer into gear for its part in Alberta Culture Days, being celebrated across the province this weekend.
Please visit www.facebook.com/reddeerartsdays?ref=ts to see the Facebook page the City of Red Deer has set up to publicize the events.