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HRM Encourages residents to enjoy artwork of Point Pleasant Park’s Artist in Residence



Tuesday, April 29, 2014 (Halifax, NS) – Halifax Regional Municipality invites residents to take a spring stroll in Point Pleasant Park and enjoy the work of Halifax Regional Municipality’s Artist- in-Residence, Sarah Burwash.

Ms. Burwash is creating a series of park-based installations, “Gates for Sojourn” that will encourage visitors to access the park in new and exciting ways.

The art will be set up at four gates across the park. They will be made of wood and fabric, and will have illustrations to lead park visitors to specific places within the park. The work is designed to encourage visitors to enjoy the park and learn a little bit more its use, its context and its history. Ms. Burwash plans to have the work completed by June 21 in time for the summer solstice. In the meantime visitors are invited to visit her at her studio in the Point Pleasant Park Gatekeepers lodge throughout the Month of May to watch her work in progress and to take part in some social events at the lodge.

Point Pleasant Park Artist in Residence open studio and Gatekeepers Lodge Social Club Gatekeeper’s Lodge Point Pleasant Park May 7,14,21,28 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Ms. Burwash’s work is included in private and public collections internationally and has been shown in Canada, USA and Europe. She lives in Nova Scotia, working full time as an artist and freelance illustrator.

Since 2009 HRM has provided HRM artists with access to the Gatekeeper’s Lodge in Point Pleasant Park, providing them with the opportunity to research, develop and create new works. For more on the program and Ms. Burwash’ s work with HRM see: http://www.halifax.ca/Culture/PublicArt/index.html

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