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Etrog Sculpture returned to Guild Park

02 Jul 2019 9:40 AM | Kate Kennedy (Administrator)

From Facebook post June 27 2019 by John Mason

Another sculpture from the collection of Rosa & Spencer Clark, founders of the Guild Of All Arts and Guild Inn, is back on display at Guild Park.

The abstract figure, Ravenna, by the late Canadian sculptor, Sorel Etrog, now graces the front (north) garden in front of the restored original Guild Inn building.

The photos below show Ravenna now in place (image supplied by City of Toronto) and Etrog in 1986, holding a prototype of the Genie Canadian film award, perhaps his best known work (Toronto Star photo).

Etrog was a friend of the Clarks, who collected more than a dozen of his works. Ravenna is positioned near another Etrog sculpture, the black hinge-like metal triangle entitled, Space Plough.

For more information about Etrog's connection with Guild Park, join us for the Sunday Stroll this Sunday (June 30). The walking tour begins at 2 pm from the park's Sculptor's Cabin.

Ravenna, named for a city in northern Italy, is the second sculpture in the past two months that has been restored and remounted in their original positions at Guild Park. In May, St. Francis & the Wolf by Thomas Bowie, an artist-in-residence in the 1950s, was returned to public view.

Thanks to the City of Toronto's Economic Development and Culture's Public Arts section for caring and restoring these original art pieces. It's another step in the ongoing revitalization of Guild Park, a place where art meets nature.

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