The Frame to stay at Maffeo Sutton Park

NANAIMO – Council accepts donated artwork from art gallery.

  • May. 10, 2013 6:00 p.m.

If you’ve strolled through Maffeo Sutton Park in the past year, you’ve seen The Frame.

The public art installation has sparked numerous conversations while allowing countless numbers of people to add a unique photo to their photo album. It has, according to the city, made quite an impact on the park.

The Frame, a double-sided wooden sculpture, was created and installed by Nanaimo artist Jason Gress last May as a temporary addition to the park. It was originally slated to go to auction this spring, but its owner, the Nanaimo Art Gallery, has offered to donate it to the city, which means after some minor upgrades The Frame will remain at its current location for an indefinite period of time.

Council officially accepted the donation at Monday’s council meeting.

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