Cool Gardens Exhibit Returns for a Third Year

Cool Gardens Exhibit Returns for a Third Year

By David Klassen

Citizen Garden
The University of Manitoba’s Environmental Design Program’s “Citizen Garden,” which will take centre stage at The Forks. The group’s installation features 2,015 flags with the faces of Winnipeggers, each describing what ‘cool’ means to them. (COOLGARDENS.COM)

WINNIPEG — Looking for somewhere to cool off from this heat and humidity? The Cool Gardens exhibit is back for a third year.

StorefrontMB is presenting the annual exhibit with eight garden installations to celebrate contemporary garden culture and the local landscape.

“StorefrontMB is very excited about the breadth and richness of this year’s installations after expanding our reach internationally to attract entrants from around the world,” said exhibition co-curator David Penner.

“Gardens are something that everyone can relate to and we are encouraging the public to come out and see how the designers and artists have interpreted the landscape.”

This year’s installations will include both new and returning works and be located at various city destinations, including The Forks, St. Boniface, Upper Fort Garry and Broadway. Two of the eight include “BeachScape” by SPMB and “Cool Dots” by artist Ewa Tarsia.

Cool Gardens will be on display beginning today until September 26.


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