By Gagandeep Ghuman
Published: Feb.9, 2013
Three local artists have won the BC Hydro Box Wrap competition.
The art work of Toby Jaxon, Rochelle Rae Smith and Doug Hackett will adorn the hydro boxes on Cleveland Ave.
Doug Hackett’s photo of Shannon Creek will adorn the two hydro boxes in front of the Studio SQ building.
The ‘nice panoramic shot’ was chosen so each box could be wrapped with a different part of the image at the front.
Rochelle Rae Smith’s photo of legs splashing in water was chosen to be placed in front of Squamish Arts Council building.
The judges felt the photo was fun and festive for the park.
Toby Jaxon’s design was chosen for the location in front of the Brew Pub as it shows the four seasons, a ‘nice image for visitors’.
Costume designer Glenne Campbell, library director Ella-Fay Zalezsak, gardener Sandy Steer, and DSBIA executive director Christine Campbell were part of the jury that decided the winners.
Eight design submissions were received from Squamish residents.
Doug Hackett said he was ‘very proud and a bit surprised’ to win one of the awards.
His photo of the Shannon Creek was designed to look like water flowing over the top of the box, and then wrapping around the box before flowing away down the street.
Toby Jaxon said this will be her first permanent public art piece, and it thrills her to know she will be playing a part in beautification of Squamish.
“I feel fantastic! It’s truly exciting to have my design chosen!” she said.
The winning artists will receive a total of $1,750. The art work is expected to be complete by spring.