Jeff Mackey/Metro Heather Cline with her legacy piece for the Legislative Building’s 100th Anniversary. The painting features hundreds of symbols submitted by Saskatchewanians and layered throughout the work, as well as appearances from prominent Saskatchewanians and legislative employees walking in and out of the building.

As part of the Saskatchewan Legislative Building’s 100th Anniversary celebration eight Saskatchewan artists were chosen to produce works of art for both inside and outside the building. On Wednesday the artists’ legacy works will be unveiled to the public for the first time and attendees should expect a wide range of art projects to be on display.

Included in the expansive project is a stone carving, a comic strip, a fabric piece, a live performance and much more.

“It was a massive project,” said Heather Cline, one of the eight artists-in-residence. “It is very representative of where the art world is in 2012, which is people working in a diversity of mediums, old and new, and in very creative and contemporary ways.”

The unveiling will take place in the legislative building from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday. The event is open and free to the public and artists will be available to discuss their work.

“We hope lots of people come out to see the art and are excited by what they see,” said Laura Hale, the artist-in-residence coordinator who will also have a piece on display Wednesday.

Walter Scott to be immortalized with new statue

Art was in the air at the Legislative Building on Monday as Brad Wall announced a new statue for the Queen Elizabeth II Gardens. The statue is to memorialize Walter Scott, Saskatchewan’s first Premier and a father of confederation.

The project is part of the Legislative Building’s 100th anniversary and will be created by Shirley and Don Begg from Cochrane, Alberta.

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