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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Public art coming to the Roy Building construction site

Starfish Properties is up to something mysterious this weekend

Posted By on Thu, May 12, 2016 at 4:09 PM

click to enlarge Jessgo hard at work. - VIA FACEBOOK
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  • Jessgo hard at work.

Starfish Properties is plotting something big for the Roy Building construction site this weekend.

Details are scarce, but the property management company has invited Toronto-based performance artist and live painter Jessica Gorlicky (aka Jessgo) to scale the scaffolding and spruce up the Roy Building’s exterior.

Josh Lerner, vice president of Starfish Properties remains tight-lipped about the details, only offering that the weekend’s art project will reflect “Halifax and its tradition and history and the evolution of downtown,” before adding, “there may be a quote up there. I don't want to give too much away.”

Capitalizing on the increased pedestrian presence on Barrington Street for Urban Outfitters’ one-year anniversary celebration, local artists will set to work on Saturday evening to begin painting “some funky stuff on the building” before Gorlicky takes over for her performance on Sunday afternoon.

Lerner hinted at a social media contest that–for some reason or another–involves the mayor, so keep a close eye on the Roy Building’s Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for clues.

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