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Public Invited to Visit Art Exhibit at Halifax City Hall

(Tuesday, January 5, 2010) - Mayor Peter Kelly is inviting HRM citizens and visitors to visit the contemporary art installation “And Still Counting” by Halifax Artist Garry Neill Kennedy.

The art was originally commissioned by the Halifax Regional Municipality to beautify the facade of 1588 Barrington Street (also known as the “Khyber Building”) while undergoing restoration. Kennedy counted and numbered the plywood inserts used to temporarily replace each of the 27 windows. He then chose colours based on their names - names that related to the building itself and its surroundings, like “Turret Brown”, or “Ships at Sea”. The typeface used for the numbers was inspired by the numbers painted on the bows of the navy ships entering the Halifax Harbour.

Public viewings are available during City Hall regular business hours (pending availability of the room) until March 1, 2010. Appointments are recommended. To make an appointment, phone 490-5739, or email connolc@halifax.ca, or visit HRM’s website at www.halifax.ca.

This project is presented by HRM in collaboration with the Khyber Arts Society and the artist Garry Neill Kennedy.

Date:          Until - Monday, March 1, 2010
Location:    City Hall, Halifax Hall, 1841 Argyle Street, Halifax

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Contact:
Colleen Connolly
Cultural Events / Film Liaison
902-490-5739
connolc@halifax.ca

 

 

 

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