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Dancing Pedestrians - Kelowna, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 49° 53.185 W 119° 29.816
11U E 320640 N 5528991
Quick Description: Jock Hildebrand has a reputation for whimsy, and this piece is pure whimsy. We chose this sculpture of Jock's as the centrepiece of this Lucky 7 as Jock is a friend of ours and we felt he deserves the exposure.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 11/21/2017 11:36:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMX3J2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
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Long Description:
Dancing Pedestrians was commissioned by the City of Kelowna and the Bank of Montreal. The piece consists of 2 abstract figures done in bronze, a child and an adult, playfully dancing in front of the bank on a busy downtown street.

We have known Jock for several years and thought you might like to get to know him, as well:

JOCK HILDEBRAND

Jock Hildebrand is known internationally primarily for his stone and bronze sculptures in public places including Vietnam, China, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, and the Okanagan Valley (Canada) where he currently has his studio, gallery and foundry.

Jock has lived in the Okanagan Valley for a good portion of his life, with some time away in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Denman Island on the coast of British Columbia. He completed his education, launching a 30+ year career, through the Emily Carr School of Art and Design in Vancouver, which included a minor in non-western art history. Jock’s extensive knowledge of African art and Asian history informs and inspires many of his works.

Jock has been active in the community through the formation of the Okanagan Thompson International Sculpture Symposium of which he was the founder and lead organizer. It brought over 100 sculptors into the Okanagan Valley and left a legacy of monumental art in 8 communities totalling over 1.8 million dollars. He was also the founder of the Angel Awards (now known as the Okanagan Arts Awards) and started the first Arts Council in West Kelowna. In 2009 he was the recipient of the Central Okanagan Visual Arts Award.

Although Jock spent a few years of his career as a painter, having produced works of all sizes in oil, acrylic and water color, sculpture has always been his primary passion and he continues to create pieces of all sizes in various media.
From Jock Hildebrand


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2-Buildings • Religious Buildings Multifarious • Living Faith Miracle CenterWMV613 3-Business • Takeout / Delivery Menus • Bai TongWMMHZA 4-Culture • Figurative Public Sculpture • Dancing PedestriansWMG590 7-Measurement • River Gauges • Okangan Lake at KelownaWMFCRE 11-Recreation • Roadside Attractions • Apple and Peach HalvesWMH12P 14-Technology • Web Cameras • Kelowna Sails WebcamWMTH2R 15-Multifarious • Hot Rod Hangouts and Car Shows • Annual Father's Day Car show • WMFEWC


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