Grow Regina has the unique pleasure of working with renowned local artist Victor Cicansky who designed the two sculptures that frame the Queen Street entrance to the garden. They were installed August 2010.
Victor Cicansky Sculptures
Art in the Park with the MacKenzie Art Gallery (2019)
Grow Regina in partnership with the Mackenzie Art Gallery hosted 2 evenings in August 2019 to celebrate art in the garden as a part of the Gallery’s Victor Cicansky Retrospective: The Gardeners’s Universe
The amazing folk art work on the shed was painted by the Grow Regina community which will grace our garden for years to come.
Trevor Herriot lead visitors and members through the garden while reading from his writings about gardens.
Vincent Murphy gave us a storytelling performance from an old time gardener.
We also enjoyed garden sketching with artist Madeleine Greenway.
The Cicansky Gazebo project
Victor Cicansky designed a beautiful piece of functional art to be the centre piece of our garden. Developing this project and fundraising to have this Gazebo installed had been the work of many over the past years. Enough funds were finally raised to help make this vision a reality – in November of 2020.
Funding for this project did NOT come out of gardener fees. The majority of funding came from the Co-Op Community Spaces Grant. We also received a donation from City Councillor and Lakeview Community member Bob Hawkins and his wife Marie-France for $5000 and a matching grant and separate donation from Lakeview Community Association for a total of $6000. And we got a grant from the City of Regina for $30,000 as well.
So a big THANK YOU to all who have helped make this possible, including Yvette Crane who has lead the Gazebo fundraising and Project committee.