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Calgary's Big Blue Ring/Stargate to Edmonton

 My interpretation of Calgary's Public Art "Traveling Light".  (It's really a Stargate to Edmonton). 

My interpretation of Calgary's Public Art "Traveling Light".  (It's really a Stargate to Edmonton). 

The City of Calgary sets aside 1% of it's annual budget to create Public Art Displays.  I find this fact wonderful.  There is some debate that that percentage should be slashed, largely due to the widely unpopular end results of some of them.  The most recent "Traveling Light" has been openly criticized by the Cities Mayor himself (up for re-election this month) which has stirred up a lot of opinions and questions regarding the cities choices when it comes to commissioning these projects.

Personally, I'm not a big fan of this one, or at least would love to see the budget breakdown on it's $471,000 price tag!  I don't think Art needs to be universally understood or even liked, but I do think for permanent public works, the audience should be considered (somewhere, way in the back of your mind).  At least this one does lend itself to some fun "accessories"!  I just thought of a few more...

I really do wish it was a portal to other cities...

 When you drive by at just the right time of day... 

When you drive by at just the right time of day... 

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