The Colborne Art Gallery is pleased to invite you to the unveiling of "Empathy", our new sculpture by member Claus Heinecke that will be installed on King Street right outside the Gallery during the week of July 16th.
What better way to say Art Gallery than with a piece of art. The Historic Registry Office which houses The Colborne Art Gallery is a heritage building of classic lines that serves us marvelously well. By our occupancy, we keep it alive as a vibrant showcase for creative expression by local artists. A bold piece of contemporary art contrasts with the traditional nature of the building for a complimentary recognition of old and new aspects of our culture.
The name of the sculpture is Empathy, in sculptor Claus Heinecke's words: "Two interlocking cylinders echoing each other in size and shape seems an apt metaphor for the idea of empathy, a quality to be fostered by society for the sake of peace and harmony".
Rather than adding to visual clutter with increased signage, a piece of sculpture brings focus and identification to the Gallery while enhancing the streets-cape. By taking art to the street we hope to sow the seeds for interest in and involvement with contemporary visual art.
"Empathy" will be unveiled on Thursday July 21st with a reception from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at the Gallery. Please join Claus Heinecke and other members of The Colborne Art Gallery at our "Empathy" party!