By David F. Rooney
It took the City of Revelstoke’s Public Art Committee two rounds of proposals to find what it considers the perfect twin sculptures to anchor the western end of the Grizzly Plaza Expansion but it finally hooked what it believes is the perfect works of art — sculptures of sturgeon and kokanee swimming above the rocky river bottom
As a member of the committee I can say with confidence that it was a unanimous decision. We looked at sculptures of miners, railway workers, bears, trains and watercraft but these sculptures truly stood out. They were graceful and different and at $60,000 for both a real bargain.
The artists are John Karthein of Crestova and Kevin Kratz of Crescent Valley. Both are professional artists, specializing in metal.