I got the idea for the posts when I admired some of the statues in photos I had seen on various blogs. I was envious of the art shown on some posts and thought we didn't have much art here so I began to look. When I looked I found much more than than I expected. For the statues , I've driven by them many times . Once I walked and took photos the Ghost statues became much more meaningful. The ten statues were done by six artists. Two artists were local people and the other four were from Alberta. The statues were funded publicly by groups . The city agreed to place the statues at chosen locations and then look after them.
Many of you were interested who the sculptors were. So here they are.
|Reaching Out - Elden Neufeld|
|Waiting for Gordon- Brian McArthur|
|Choices - Barbara Paterson|
Reverend Leonard Gaetz - Robert K. Spaith
|Let the Music Play - Patricia Galbraith|
|Francis the Pig - Dan Mozdzendski|
|Hazel Braithwaite - Alan Hendersen|
|Francis Wright Galbraith - Dan Mozdzendski|
|Sound the Alarm - Robert K. Spaith|
Now when I took photos of the statues I ended at the library. Our librarian is retiring so I thought I would ,as a joke, take his picture with the ghosts. He wasn't in so spoiled my plan. I talked to him later and he didn't miss a beat and had ideas for more ghosts .He said , "How about the first paid librarian we had?" The first librarian was 17 years old and a real flapper. Her father was the library board chairman. Then he referred to Sound the Alarm which is right outside the library. He wanted to know if the two horses ever had names. If they don't have names he wants to run a contest for kids to name the horses.
Ideas for ghosts are endless. We are only limited by the amount of money we have.