By Teresa Chiavaroli, KW|AG’s Communications Coordinator.
I recently took a public art walking tour in Kitchener. The tour is part of the Get Off On Art campaign which challenges the community to get out and explore art in the region, tour public art galleries and think about art in a new way. Four Galleries in Waterloo Region are taking part in the Get Off On Art campaign – including us!
The tour was fantastic (albeit hot in July– bring lots of water!) and a great way to explore the city. A few of the works that struck me along the way included Pedestrian, by Ted Fullerton. The work was commissioned by the City of Kitchener and installed just last year at the corner of Benton and Charles streets. Don’t forget to look up to catch all seven figures.
Sawdust Angelus, located in Kitchener City Hall is another piece that caught my attention. Did you know the whole thing was created out of sawdust and glue?
Located in Victoria Park is The Luggage Project. It’s made up of a series of luggage sculptures – some on the grass, others in the water. The work recognizes and pays tribute to the cultural diversity in the Region and all those who emigrated here. Another interesting sculpture in Victoria Park is The Canoe by Brian Scott. The aluminum, bronze sculpture is not only a hit with kids in the park, but as I discovered the ducks as well.