Public art project OK’d

Tuesday May 6th, 2014

The topic of public art has garnered more discussion for one city councillor this week than traffic, in the buildup to a vote on whether to participate in a public art exhibition that will cost the City of New Westminster up to $90,000.
When he talks to people in the community, Coun. Jonathan Cote said they usually want to discuss traffic issues.
“Not this week,” he said Monday. “It was definitely all about public art.”

Council passed the controversial motion, with Mayor Wayne Wright and Coun. Chuck Puchmayr opposed, to proceed with three installations as part of the Vancouver Biennale, a public art exhibition that features works by celebrated and emerging international artists.

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