Sooke Fine Art Society unveils sculpture at SEAPARC

Dawn Gibson

Sooke News Mirror

The Sooke Fine Art Society unveiled a public art piece at SEAPARC Leisure Complex in celebration of its 30th anniversary on Thursday.

The piece is the first of a series, and was the result of two years of fund and awareness raising.

“The sculpture is gifted as legacy to celebrate three decades of community arts achievement,” said executive director Christa Rossner.

The event also featured dancers and drummers from the T’Sou-ke Nation.

The sculpture was created by Coast Salish artist Chris Paul, who thought of the idea for the piece while away on retreat with his family.

The sculpture pays tribute to the story, The Transformer and the Blind Old Man, a Coast Salish legend that explains how our waters got so bountiful with salmon.

 

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