Friday August 30, 2013 (Halifax, NS) – Celebrate the first day back to school in HRM by attending the official launch of Ilan Sandler’s artwork School Chair.
Media and the public are invited to the official launch on Wednesday, September 4 at 11 a.m. The Halifax Regional Municipality, Councillor Gloria McCluskey and Dexel Developments Ltd., are pleased to announce the installation of the iconic artwork conceived by this local artist and fabricated with his team at Sandler Studio in Dartmouth.
The event will also include the unveiling of the interpretive plaque which provides background to the piece and the former school, Greenvale, which it commemorates.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 11 a.m. : The Lofts at Greenvale, 19 Irishtown Rd, Dartmouth, the site of the former Greenvale School.
The artwork was commissioned to recognize the important community impact the Greenvale School played in the lives of generations of Dartmouth residents. As its name suggests, School Chair references iconic school chair and desk designs from different eras, intended to create a sense of continuity between past and present associations to schools as institutions of learning and fixtures of our collective youth experience. The sculpture serves as a playful marker of scholastic activity and reflects upon the legacy of the Greenvale School to downtown Dartmouth and its residents, past and present.