You are cordially invited to the official celebration of A View from Two Sides by on Saturday June 11, 1:00 p.m. at the Adàwe crossing. Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Mathieu Fleury, Councillor Tobi Nussbaum and Kenneth Emig will be in attendance to celebrate the artwork. All are welcome to meet the artist and enjoy a reception with summer time refreshments.
Created by local artist Kenneth Emig, A View from Two Sides features two stainless steel reflective spheres, both 1.5 metres in diameter, situated at eye level on the observation areas of the bridge. The spheres present us with a panoramic view that includes the sky, river, shores, bridge, pedestrians and cyclists. The result is an unlimited variation of visual possibilities, providing the perfect place to pause and take in the natural beauty of the area. By looking into these spheres, we see ourselves immersed in the world around us.
Be a part of the artwork
Take a selfie – share an image of your reflection in the spheres on social media with the hashtag #Adawecrossing
See the installation of the artwork
Watch a video of the artist and his crew installing the artwork last February on one of the coldest days of the year! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ND90U8u-_MI&feature=youtu.be
Public Art Celebration
Saturday June 11, 1:00 p.m.
Adàwe Crossing Pedestrian and Cycling Bridge
Range Road at Somerset Street East
In case of rain the event will be held inside at the Rideau Tennis Club, 1 Donald St, Ottawa.
This artwork and other commissions were made possible by the Public Art Policy, which allows for one percent of funds from municipal projects to be set aside for public art to enhance the space and make art accessible to everyone.