New Westminster – The City of New Westminster’s public art program, in partnership with the City’s engineering department, will unveil a public art inspired bus shelter on Ewen Avenue in Queensborough, across from the Queensborough Community Centre. The project, entitled Furled Trail by Studio HUIZENGA is inspired by Queensborough’s natural landscape.
This project aims to be a showcase for inclusive design that is improving the rider experience for people of all ages and abilities, connecting with the community, and increasing local exposure of public art. The bus shelter will maximize the opportunity for creativity and art in transit and beautify the surrounding area.
“Cities and transportation agencies have been incorporating public art into transit operations over the past 20 years in an effort to increase ridership through improved aesthetics,” said Mayor Jonathan Coté. “We are proud to bring a unique public art design to the functional structure of the Queensborough bus shelter which will not only enhance the everyday rider experience but also beautify the community.”
Please join us for the unveiling on March 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information on the City of New Westminster public art program please visit the City website: www.newwestcity.ca/artservices
Studio HUIZENGA is:
Christian Huizenga is a Vancouver/ Toronto-based artist who works in sculpture and large-scale public installations. His practice engages with routines of comfort, community collaboration and sustainable building. In his public sculpture, Huizenga’s work activates public spaces by balancing function and user-design with play. Huizenga is currently a Masters candidate at the Daniels School of Architecture.
Aaron Zenga is the owner and founder of Fabrikaat Custom Fabrication and Art. With a background in fine art and formal training in metal fabrication, Zenga’s practice marries craftsmanship and ingenuity. He specializes in custom lighting and one-of-a-kind fabrication projects, including public art and interactive installations.