Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

September 12, 2011 17:31 ET

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation: Shaw Conference Centre unveils "Point of View"

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 12, 2011) - Join representatives of the Shaw Conference Centre (SCC) in partnership with the Art & Design in Public Places program, as they proudly unveil "Point of View" by accomplished Edmonton sculptor, Katherine Sicotte, to take place:

Date: Thursday, September 15, 2011
Time: 9:30am – 10:30am
Location: Shaw Conference Centre
DREAM.big Plaza, outside SCC main entrance on Jasper Avenue.

Edmonton born and based sculptor Katherine Sicotte has been awarded $10,000 and the opportunity to showcase three painted welded steel sculptures in an exhibition entitled "Point of View" in the niches of the DREAM.big Plaza of the Shaw Conference Centre for one year.

The three physically dissimilar sculptures in this exhibition find common ground in their expression of life from a female point of view.

Edmonton native Sicotte is a graduate of the University of Alberta's Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculptor Major, and Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture programs. She has exhibited locally in many solo and group exhibitions, and has participated in workshops at Emma Lake in Saskatchewan and Pine Plains in New York.

"The SCC investment in the Sculpture by Invitation Program gets art out of the studio and onto the streets. The annual exhibit recognizes the creative artistic excellence in our city and celebrates sculpture in the urban environment for the benefit of Edmontonians and visitors alike," says Linda Wedman, executive director of The Places Art & Design in Public Places Program.

"The Shaw Conference Centre is committed to enhancing the visitor experience and our year-round promotion of public art augments this," says Cliff Higuchi, vice president and general manager of the Shaw Conference Centre. "We are pleased to continue our partnership with The Places and to help the Conference Centre — and Edmonton — be recognized as a place where art and culture, business and tourism merge in exciting new ways."

The Places, a program of The Works International Visual Arts Society, was launched in 1999 as a community based, multi-partner initiative designed to help revitalize Edmonton's downtown core. The SCC has been collaborating with The Places since 2006 on these yearlong exhibits by local artists. Katherine Sicotte's 'Title' is the SCC's sixth installment.

Please note: Katherine Sicotte will be available for photographs and interviews following the formal portion of the program.

Managed by Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, the Shaw Conference Centre is one of Canada's premier meeting, entertainment, and convention venues, and encourages socially and environmentally responsible event-planning. For more information, visit www.edmonton.com. Learn more about Edmonton through the stories of people who have experienced it at www.edmontonstories.ca.

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