The City of Calgary Public Art Program and the Recreation business unit have commissioned Calgary-based artist Craig LeBlanc to create a permanent, integrated public artwork for the future New Brighton Regional Athletic Park. LeBlanc is currently working with the capital design team to create public art that lands a visually engaging feature to the project, relates to the use of the site - i.e. organized sport in Calgary, and celebrates the communities that will use the park.
LeBlanc is a Calgary-based artist who has exhibited extensively throughout Canada as well as the United States and Europe. Upon receiving a BFA in painting and sculpture from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, LeBlanc embarked upon a 15 year professional career within the field of Industrial Design and Architecture. He is known for applying contemporary manufacturing techniques in support of, or in place of, traditional analog methodologies and mediums in the creation of art objects, and has spent the past decade creating highly refined sculptures and installations via the regeneration of common objects and iconography. His 2011 public art installation Henri was recently recognized by the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network's Year in Review as one of North America's top public art pieces for 2011.
Le Blanc is the Workshop Supervisor and Facilities Coordinator at EVDS. To learn more about Le Blanc's public art, click here.