Students remember Time in Breakwater Park
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October 31, 2014 -
For the month of November, Frontenac Secondary School will be carrying out an art intervention with Time, the Kosso Eloul sculpture in Breakwater Park. The sculpture will be wrapped in a student creation embellished with art commemorating Canadians in war in the 20th century.
Entitled A Time Remembered, this collaborative student art piece commemorates the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War and honours that war and military conflicts involving Canadians over the past century.
The students have created a temporary art intervention in the style of Christo and Jeanne-Claude. This installation proceeds with the permission of Rita Letendre, the artist's widow. School staff, under the leadership of teacher Erica Robinson, has been working with the City's Cultural Services' curatorial and collections team to organize this event.
"This is an excellent opportunity for students to bring the past and present together through history and art," says City curator Paul Robertson. He encourages the public to visit both A Time Remembered and the newly restored Cross of Sacrifice during the month of November.
Created by the sculptor Kosso Eloul (1920-1995), Time is a landmark feature on the Lake Ontario shoreline at Breakwater Park and a featured work of art in the City of Kingston's civic collection. Time is a large-scale, abstract, cement and polished aluminum sculpture consisting of two geometric forms rising from the ground and almost touching. The sculpture was a gift from the Province of Ontario to Kingston to mark the City's tercentennial in 1973.
Eloul's characteristic monumental sculptures grace the public spaces of many Canadian cities.
On November 7, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. there will be a public dedication of A Time Remembered at Breakwater Park. Speeches will be followed by music pieces by local students.
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