Saskatoon

'City of berries' installation at Persephone Theatre could become permanent

An art installation that honours Saskatoon as the "land of berries" could become a permanent fixture at River Landing.

Neon light installation using Cree syllabics donated to City of Saskatoon

Tony Stallard's art installation 'land of berries' is on the side of the Persephone Theatre building at River Landing in Saskatoon. (City of Saskatoon)

An art installation that honours Saskatoon as the "land of berries" could become a permanent fixture at River Landing.  

The neon sign that adorns the side of the Persephone Theatre building uses Cree syllabics to "convey Saskatoon as the land of berries," according to a city report. 

Tony Stallard's art installation uses Cree syllabics to 'convey Saskatoon as the land of berries.' (City of Saskatoon)

City councillors will vote Monday on whether or not to accept the gifted art installation and make it permanent.

The artwork is by internationally acclaimed British artist Tony Stallard and is a collaboration with Saskatchewan artists Joi Arcand, Joseph Naytowhow and Kenneth T. Williams.

The neon display has been affixed to the north wall of Persephone Theatre building since 2013 as part of the city's 'Placemaker' program. 

Stallard recently offered to donate the art installation to the city. 

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