Photo of emptyful by the very talented Leif Norman
Tomorrow is the Winnipeg Arts Council’s launch party for the new permanent art — “emptyful” and “Sentinel of Truth” — in the Millennium Library Park downtown. I’m honoured the WAC has asked me to DJ at this cool event. Come check it out. Free to everyone!
WHERE: Millennium Library Park, 251 Donald Street
WHEN: Wednesday, August 15, 5:30pm – 11:00pm
WHO: All of Winnipeg! Hosted by the Winnipeg Arts Council, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, and the Winnipeg Public Library
WHAT: Meet the artists of these two remarkable new works. Come enjoy a wine garden, refreshments, tours of the newly renovated park and entertainment from John K. Samson and Veda Hille, the Keith Price Trio, Trio Bembe, DJ Mama Cutsworth, and a “brief” but special performance by Shakespeare in the Ruins. The evening will be hosted by writer & broadcaster Bill Richardson.
WHY: With the opening of the Millennium Library Park, two public artworks have also opened. These artworks, created through the Winnipeg Arts Council, were conceived of and planned as part of the Millennium Library Park from the very beginning of the renovation. emptyful is a new work of art by Vancouver artist Bill Pechet created as the major legacy project of the Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada designation. Sentinel of Truth by Winnipeg artist Darren Stebeleski represents libraries as protectors of truth and ideas that stand as pillars of our society.
Sentinel of Truth