New Westminster Isn’t Wowed By All of the Proposed Public Art

Thursday April 17th, 2014

The Vancouver Biennale is proving that beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder.

New Westminster’s public art advisory committee has recommended that city council proceed with three installations as part of the event: WOW New Westminster by Jose Resende would be located at Westminster Pier Park; Blue Trees by Konstantin Dimopolous would go on Columbia Street; and Public Furniture/Urban Trees by Hugo Franca would be installed at a to-be-determined location. City council supported the Blue Trees and Public Furniture/Urban Trees installations, but opposed the Resende piece, which was to be a legacy piece that could be a permanent fixture in the city.

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