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Inside the Civic Museum - Dale Lowe - As the Wood Turns

An Evening with Dale Lowe
Thursday, November 29, 7:00pm
Civic Museum of Regina
1231 Broad Street
a free event, seating is limited

RSVP: admin@civicmuseumofregina.com
or 306-780-9435

Join Saskatchewan Craft Council artist Dale Lowe for a demonstration of woodturning! Watch the artist at work and learn about the evolution of woodworking tools and techniques.

A Regina-based woodturning artist whose work is strongly influenced by his Saskatchewan roots, Dale’s work reflects the colours, textures and architecture of the rural and urban spaces in which he has lived and the prairie farm environment in which he was raised.

Dale’s work is in private collections across Canada, Mexico and Dubai and was recently included as part of a gift from The Government of Canada to Queen Elizabeth II.

Get inspired to touch and engage with art in a unique and intimate way! Better lathe than never!

Spotlight

Albert Street Bridge Baluster

Albert Street Bridge BalusterThe Albert Street Bridge was built as a memorial to the fallen soldiers of WW1. Built at the cost of $250,000, it provided work at the beginning of the Depression for more than 1000 unskilled labourers at 45 cents per hour who would have otherwise been unemployed. The bridge was opened November 19, 1930 by Premier J.T.M. Anderson with 10,000 people in attendance.

To save them for posterity, the City of Regina donated 2 balusters to the museum in 1987.

Trivia

The discovery of King Tut’s Tomb in 1923 caused a worldwide craze for Egyptian symbols. Two of those symbols, the lotus flower and the papyrus plant, are part of the bridge’s balusters and lamp post.