New downtown sculpture exhibition opens this week
Published June 18, 2019
Six new sculptures will appear on Highland Street on Thursday, June 20 as part of the Haliburton Downtown Sculpture Exhibition. This is the second year for this joint project of the Haliburton Village BIA and the Haliburton Sculpture Forest.
This year’s sculptors are from Elora, Baysville, Toronto, and St. Catharines and include emerging, mid-career and seasoned artists. The sculpture exhibition will be in place from June 20 to Oct. 31. The works are all available to be purchased with prices ranging from $750 to $15,000.
The official launch is being held at 2 p.m. with a guided tour of the sculptures with the artists talking about their work. The tour starts at the cenotaph at the corner of Highland and York streets. The tour is followed by a reception at McKecks Tap and Grill from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
The sculpture “Mother Earth” by Scott McKay from the 2018 exhibition was purchased for the Sculpture Forest through a generous donation from Wendy Wilkins and is now located along the Head Lake Trail where it traverses the Sculpture Forest in Glebe Park.
At 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9 there will be an official induction of “Mother Earth” and McKay’s accompanying “Sun Bench” at the Sculpture Forest. Reception at the sculpture site at 4:30 p.m., unveiling 5 p.m. and a talk by the artist at 5:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Haliburton School of Art + Design. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Submitted by Haliburton Sculpture Forest