CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Oct. 3, 2016) - Residents of Calgary's Community of the Year, Legacy, are now living steps away from one of Calgary's largest-scale works of public art found in a suburban setting. The 'Open Hearts Icon' sculpture, an original design created by renowned actress, activist and artist Jane Seymour, was recently unveiled to the public and now stands as testament to the community's openhearted and welcoming atmosphere.
The 'Open Hearts Icon' was gifted to Legacy by the community's master planner, WestCreek Developments (WestCreek) in an effort to promote public art in suburban settings and to enrich the community environment. The 'Open Hearts' concept, which inspired the art instalment, reflects a vision for Calgarians to live with open hearts and grow closer to one another through acts of togetherness and community. The sculpture's placement in a suburban community reflects WestCreek's vision for its residents to be able to enjoy Calgary's growing cultural landscape from the comfort of their own homes.
"The Open Hearts symbol was inspired by my original artwork and I am so pleased to have had the opportunity to transform that inspiration into this meaningful community icon," said Jane Seymour. "It is my personal belief that love should have no boundaries, flowing unconditionally and inviting others to give and receive love as well. The Open Hearts Icon sculpture is intended to bring the people of Legacy together in this way and I am proud to be a part of this community's journey to openness and togetherness."
The addition of the 'Open Hearts Icon Sculpture' to Legacy brings an added element of urban culture to suburban living at a time when, more than ever before, Calgarians are seeking to experience cultural highlights, like the arts, in all corners of the city. The unveiling of the sculpture also headlined a public event celebrating the importance of community living, inviting Calgarians to enjoy an afternoon of family-friendly activities while exploring all that Legacy has to offer.
"Community is built when people get out of their houses and make the community their home," said Bravin Goldade, President and CEO, WestCreek Developments. "Legacy is a place where people from all walks of life can come together and truly feel at home amongst their neighbours. It is our hope that the Open Hearts Icon Sculpture is successful in bringing people together as they make Legacy their home."
Legacy is the tenth master planned community by WestCreek Developments. Located in Southeast Calgary off of Macleod trail and 210 Avenue, Legacy is an estate community that features quality homes from Calgary's top builder groups. Its vast product offering and abundance of green spaces, playgrounds and pathways make Legacy a great place to call home and a community for a lifetime. To discover more about Legacy, visit Legacylife.ca.