Mississauga sees “Possibilities” in New Public Art


Published November 30, 2012 at 2:53 am


Mississauga’s new public art piece is here!  Possibilities, has been installed in the centre of the roundabout at Duke of York Boulevard and Square One Drive. 

“Public art is an important facet of how to make a city a place that is economically and culturally strong as well as memorable,” said Susan Burt, director, Culture Division. “Works of art like Possibilities help to define Mississauga’s distinct identity and its urban context.” 

Renowned artist Michel de Broin is the mastermind behind Possibilities, an aluminum sculpture of eight colourful arrows. The arrows are inspired by the colours and shapes of oversized 1950s roadside signs – a reference to the future Mississauga’s development during the golden age of the automobile. The arrows also point to the future and the City’s vision for a new vibrant, pedestrian friendly, urban downtown. 

Michel de Broin is a past winner of the prestigious Sobey Art Award, Canada’s prominent award for contemporary Canadian art. He has exhibited his works worldwide, including Ottawa, New Orleans, Paris, Berlin and Korea. For more information, visit micheldebroin.org

Photo credit: J.Knox

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