September 2011 archive

Public Art in Kelowna: Fruit Stand

Fruit Stand

Fruit Stand is a tribute to Kelowna’s agricultural history.  It is described in the Public Art brochure (PDF) as “whimsical” and I would have to agree.  Seven concrete and terrazzo fruits stand on five concrete benches, and there are mosaics recreating fruit box labels from the 1930’s and 1940’s.  The mosaics measure 26″ by 30″ …

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Public Art in Kelowna – Peopled Place Part Two

Peopled Place Part Two

Peopled Place Part Two is item #44 on the Public Art in Kelowna Tour.  The sculpture was installed in September 2000 in the South Pandosy area of the City.  It’s on the 2900 block of Pandosy, between Kelowna Cycle and H & R Block. Local artist and UBC Okanagan Associate Professor Byron Johnston created the …

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Public Art in Kelowna – Tradition of Service

Tradition of Service

Brand new, and not on the official Public Art in Kelowna website yet is a bronze statue called Tradition of Service.   The Kelowna Fire Department unveiled the statue September 11, 2011, as part of the annual observance of the terrorist attacks on the United States. I visited the installation in front of Station 1 on …

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My Life In Tech: What I Learned Last Week

No matter how much your customer insists that his computer and his wife’s computer are identical, they are not. If you solve the problem you went out to solve in the first 30 seconds of a customer visit, s/he will say, “As long as you’re here…” and you will be over your head for the …

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Public Art in Kelowna: Leap of Faith + Leaf Bench

Leap of Faith

It’s another double header of a post as we look at Leap of Faith and Leaf Bench on the Public Art in Kelowna tour.  Stop #2, Leap of Faith and stop #4, Leaf Bench are just a few metres from each other on the Brandt’s Creek Walkway that connects Manhattan Drive and Sunset Drive. I …

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