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Trans-Canada Highway-Bowfort Road Public Art

The Concept

This segment of the Trans Canada Highway (16 Avenue North), between the west city limits and Sarcee Trail, is the primary entrance to Calgary from British Columbia and the Rocky Mountains. The public art pieces are designed to capture the essence, personality and history of this location.

On the south side of the highway, the four Bowfort Towers created by artist Del Geist feature Rundle Rock stones (found only in Alberta), placed mid-way up the steel towers where they appear to be floating. These unique ‘specimen stones’ are from the personal collection of geologist Louis Kamenka at the Kamenka Quarry near Canmore. Learn more about the artists' concept.

The Artists

Supermass Studio (Taewook Cha) along with professional artists Del Geist and Patricia Leighton have been selected and are designing a permanent public art project at the new Trans Canada Highway/Bowfort Road N.W. Interchan​ge.

undefined: Public Art Budget undefined: ​$500,000​
undefined: Year Approved undefined: ​2015
undefined: ​​​Artists undefined: Supermass Studio
Del Geist
Patricia Leighton
undefined: Expected Completion undefined: ​Fall 2017