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Saturday, December 2, 2023
Three artists chosen for latest hydro box beautification project
Philip Wormwell, NOTL, with his work “D-Day.” Supplied
Nancy Wardle, NOTL, with her work “Fire at Will.” Supplied
Jane Morris, St. Catharines, with her work “Courage and Sacrifice.” Supplied
Three Niagara artists have been named winners in this year’s hydro box beautification competition.

This year’s theme was honouring Canada’s military history and the submissions by Niagara-on-the-Lake residents Nancy Wardle, with her painting “Fire at Will,” and Philip Wormwell’s “D-Day” were chosen winners by a jury.

Jane Morris of St. Catharines won the People’s Choice Award for “Courage and Sacrifice.” 

The People’s Choice was selected by gallery visitors who submitted ballots to vote for their favourite pieces. They were displayed at the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre.

For their efforts, all winners receive a $500 honorarium, courtesy of Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro.

The competition was open to artists across Niagara.

This is the fourth year the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, the Communities in Bloom committee, NOTL Hydro and the Pumphouse have held a contest to adorn hydro boxes with art.

Utility boxes at Fort George, Fort Mississauga and the Legion on King Street will be decorated with the winning artwork later this fall.

This year’s competition pieces are available for viewing in the Walker Room Gallery of the arts centre until Oct. 22.

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