Glenmore Odgen Public Art Project
Glenmore Trail is one of the most important arteries in the city, which turns into provincial highways both east (Highway 56) and west (Highway 8) of the city limits. This is a significant location with high levels of vehicular traffic, connecting the city’s industrial area with residential communities to the North and West of the site. To support the need for increased mobility capacity at this location, a diamond interchange was constructed over Glenmore Trail at Ogden Road S.E.
The public art piece, Passages, was created by artists Verne Busby and Bella Totino from St. Albert, Alberta. This piece draws inspiration from the neighbourhood’s past, present and future transportation and transit methods. The artwork references the natural environment and architecture as well as the evolution of pedestrian traffic to contemporary commuting.
These mosaics use identifiable imagery, abstracted forms and saturated colours expressing the excitement and energy of a community that is part of a world class city. The public art budget was $360,000 and was completed in 2017.