“Citysite Sculpture”

Visual Arts Ontario

Tne Citysite Sculpture project in the center of Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market area consists of one large-scale work each by the Canadian artist Melvin Charney and the American sculptors Robert Stackhouse and Nancy Holt. Funded by the Canadian federal, provincial, and municipal governments and aided by corporate donations of materials and manpower, the project was coordinated by Visual Arts Ontario, the largest artists’ association in Canada, which not only serves as a resource center for members but during its eight-year existence has become a progressive force for public-art education through the initiation of programs and activities such as this. An important aspect of the project was the on-site installation, during which the public had the opportunity not only to meet and talk to the artists but to observe the works in process over the four-week period allotted to the construction of

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