This bright ribbon at the entrance to the South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre captures the energy and playfulness of sport and dance.
Artists: Ruth Beer and Charlotte Wall
Location: South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre (14601 20 Avenue)
Category: Civic collection
Year Installed: 2014
Ribbon celebrates art and athletics, inviting the community to participate in recreational and cultural pursuits. Animating the entrance plaza of the South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre, the artwork captures the energy and playfulness of the ribbons used in rhythmic gymnastics and the dances of various cultures.
It salutes the traditional colours of the Semiahmoo First Nation and traces the winding path of the Semiahmoo Trail in South Surrey. The artists say: “Our sculpture is imbued with a ribbon’s qualities of joyous movement and the potential to form beautiful shapes. Whether by the flick of a wrist or randomly caught in the wind, it can be appreciated by people of all ages and cultures.”
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About the Artists
Ruth Beer is a Vancouver-based artist interested in cross-disciplinary approaches to cultural practice. Her artwork that includes sculpture, video, and interactive projections has been shown in national and international exhibitions.
Charlotte Wall received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design and has been involved in exhibitions in Vancouver since 1999. She has studied education, music, literature, multi-cultural art practices and commercial design.