Happy Family Day

Snow Gallery IWe’re stuck in the office today doing production on our next issue which hits the streets Feb. 20. But if you’re looking for something to do to celebrate Family Day you could do worse than to check out stuff that will be happening in the downtown area as part of the Ice and Fire Festival and the Distinguished Storytellers Festival.

If you make it down to Victoria Park, be sure to check out the Snow Gallery that’s been built in the north-west corner. The artists behind it are Lucien Durey and Katie Kozak, who currently have a show called Baba’s House on display at the Dunlop Art Gallery’s Sherwood Village branch (scroll down to last entry).  The Snow Gallery is presented by the Dunlop as well, and will be in the park until spring melt — whenever that happens.

You can see a sample of what’s located inside the gallery after the jump. Like the gallery itself, the exhibits will transform as the Sun rises inexorably in the sky and winter gives way to spring.

Snow Gallery II

Author: Gregory Beatty

Greg Beatty is a crime-fighting shapeshifter who hatched from a mutagenic egg many decades ago. He likes sunny days, puppies and antique shoes. His favourite colour is not visible to your inferior human eyes. He refuses to write a bio for this website and if that means Whitworth writes one for him, so be it.

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  1. I checked this installation out in Victoria Park this afternoon. The pedestal sculptures have been tipped over and they and the bases were covered in snow. People had also started to carve words, drawings, symbols into and put hand prints on the interior wall. I also saw two boys climb on top of the structure and start jogging around — jumping when they had to to cross the door openings. It didn’t strike me as being the safest thing in the world to be doing.

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