Open Air Gallery Expands to Library
The Pugwash Open Air Gallery, also known as POAG, will soon add a new piece of art to its outdoor collection.
Cumberland Council voted unanimously yesterday for the installation on the back wall of the new Pugwash Library.
Norene Smiley, one of the project organisers, says the group proposed the back of the library for a number of reasons. She says the hand-painted Mariner’s Compass will fit well overlooking the Pugwash Harbour.
However, the main reason is because there will be a patio on that side of the building, allowing visitors to see the art piece and its accompanying description up close.
The group feared the council might be reluctant to allow the installation on the new building.
Mayor Murray Scott said, "It is their community, their building, and their artwork." He added, "I'm sure it will add to the building."
The artwork was created by Dorothy Bennett formerly of Pugwash, now Truro.
POAG is a project of Communities in Bloom.
The photo is a mock-up to show how the installation will look.
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