New artwork installed at the Gary Moe Sportsplex

A large, impressive multi-piece backlit mural graces the south wall of the new two-storey atrium in the Gary Moe Auto Group Sportsplex.
Artist Larry Hunter and his business partner Cornel Hanson were in Lacombe last month to install newly commissioned artwork for the Gary Moe Auto Group Sportsplex.  This is the largest commission of public art for our city, and is comprised of four elements with a common theme of community and sports.

The first piece, “The Happy Family”, located on the west exterior wall, is now backlit with solar-activated lighting that will catch your eye and guide you towards the front of the building. The main lobby has a prominent feature wall containing artworks created by local children. There is also a second feature wall with children’s artwork on the upper floor.

There are three back-lit metal figures; a curler, a swimmer and a hockey player located on the walls in the main foyer
inscribed with hundreds of signatures from citizens of all ages. The signatures were collected last summer at the Art in the Park event, the Kinsmen Aquatic Centre and Lacombe Memorial Centre as a fun way for residents to put their “mark” on the refreshed facility.

Lastly, there is a large, impressive multi-piece backlit mural on the south wall of the new two-storey atrium, representing our cultural diversity and the types of leisure and sports activities taking place in the sportsplex. The artworks bring
creativity and sports together under one roof, and give patrons yet more reason to visit this vibrant community hub.


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