Public Art Unveiling
The Peace Liard Regional Arts Council invites you to the August 11th unveiling of Emergence, a public art sculpture created through the modification of a Caterpillar Trencher used in the construction of the Alaska Highway in 1942 and donated by Roger and Christina Gregoire.
Emergence, which recognizes Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation, the 75th Anniversary of the Alaska Highway, and 118 years of the Treaty 8 Agreement, seeks to reflect the history of the Peace-Liard’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and to emblemize a community moving together toward a deeper understanding of both.
Under the advisement of internationally renowned Indigenous artist Brian Jungen, regional artists took part in this innovative project with support from the Canada Council for the Arts New Chapter Grant, the Government of Canada, City of Dawson Creek, Celebrating BC Communities and their Contributions to Canada Fund, The McLean Foundation, Peace River Regional District, Northern Trails Historical Society, Trans Carrier Limited and Anderson Anodizing.
The unveiling will be followed by a wind-up celebration at the historic Rolla Pub with entertainment by Miss Quincy and the Showdown. Hosted by the PLRAC and the Rolla Pub.
For more information on the project and on the PLRAC, visit www.peaceliardarts.org or https://www.facebook.com/peaceliardregionalartscouncil/.