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iN PHOTOS: Kamloops and Kaleden sculptors featured in Penticton's waterfront exhibit

"Reflect and Connect" by William Frymire from Kamloops is part of this year's sculpture exhibit in Penticton.

The beautiful views from Penticton’s northern waterfront are complimented by public sculptures that get updated every year, and this year's exhibit is no exception.

Each spring since 2016, the City has granted B.C. sculptors the opportunity to share their visions with the public on one of the Penticton’s most popular waterfront areas.

"Pantocrator" by Serge Mozhnevsky from Coquitlam is described by the artist as a "balance between mind and soul."

This season’s Penticton Public Sculpture Exhibit has eight works of art, which stand mostly along Lakeshore Drive between the S.S. Sicamous and the roundabout near the Penticton Art Gallery.

The exhibit gives passersby even more to appreciate across the scenic strip that runs along Okanagan Lake.

"Pearl the Pandemic Salmon" is a sculpture made out of locally-used horseshoes.

A tedious amount of craftsmanship was applied to each of the displays, which were created from a variety of mediums, mostly different types of metal. Readers may remember Pearl the Pandemic Salmon, which was made from locally-used horseshoes, and is featured in this year’s show.

Some works can be appreciated for the fine details within, like “Murphy,” the golden retriever sculpted by Laurel Dinney from Victoria.

"Murphy" is a golden retriever sculpture by Laurel Dinney from Victoria that is part of this year's Penticton Public Sculpture Exhibit.

Other works, like the colourful spherical sculpture by William Frymire, are more thought-provoking.

“‘Reflect and Connect’ focuses on our interconnectedness and how individual perspectives shape our experiences,” reads the description of Frymire’s piece. “The textures and images on the orb represent personal viewpoints that cloud, or colour, our ability to see the world, represented by a reflective stainless steel orb.”

Other artists featured in this year's exhibit include "Talking Crows" by Dennis Kleine from Nelson, "Passage" by Stephanie Robicheau from Vancouver, "What Does the Nose Know?" by Ron Simmers from Vancouver and "Ancient Wisdoms" by Kyle Thornley from Revelstoke.

The eight sculptures will remain on display until April 2023.

"Murphy" by Laurel Dinney from Victoria is part of this year's Penticton Public Sculpture Exhibit.

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