On the weekend just past the City sponsored walking tours of the new sculptures placed along West Wellington and Preston Streets. The tours were conducted by the sculptors themselves. People who took the walk were treated to some insights on the artistic process and the meanings in the finished pieces.
Above, c j fleury takes a group along Preston Street examining the peoples’ histories captured in 15 granite sculptures.
Below, Marcus Kucey Jones shows off some of the details of his cob or corn on a fire hydrant, in marble, at the corner of West Wellie and Parkdale Avenue.
Marcus explains the finer details of this 600lb piece of gray Italian marble. The sculpture honours music and theatre arts in the neighborhood, and is appropriately located near the Orpheus Building, home of the oldest continuous musical theatre group in North America.