The City of Burlington invites residents to celebrate the official ribbon-cutting of new public artwork at the corner of Plains and Waterdown Roads at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017.
The public art piece helps beautify Plains Road in the Aldershot community.
The sculpture, Crescendo (Rising Wave), was created by artist Lilly Otasevic to represent a contemporary and historic Aldershot Village.The theme of Crescendo links together the past, present and future of the neighbourhood. The term crescendo in music represents a gradual increase in loudness: a buildup to reach a point of great intensity. This aligns with the change that has occurred in Aldershot Village over the years and is continuing today. The sculpture’s shape represents a hub of activity in the community. The wave shape reflects connection to the lake in the neighbourhood.
Residents will have the opportunity to meet the artist at the unveiling and enjoy refreshments. Parking is limited. Residents are encouraged to walk, cycle or use Burlington Transit to attend the event.
Heritage Burlington panel
Heritage Burlington has created an interpretive panel with historical information about the evolution of the Waterdown and Plains Roads intersection, the historic centre of Aldershot Village. A mock-up of the panel will be unveiled alongside the public artwork. Heritage Burlington is a citizen committee that advises Burlington City Council on heritage matters. The committee also promotes heritage awareness and conservation efforts in the community.