November 3, 2016. "Pillars of the Community" photograph exhibit kicks of with short speeches Thursday afternoon at Edmonton’s City Hall. "Pillars of the Community" is a public art project by Edmonton artists Lacey Jane and Layla Folkmann, celebrating the diversity and character of Edmonton's inner city community members. Together with local photographer Sandy Phimester, the artists took photos of over 40 people from Boyle Street Community Services as references for a 1,200 square-foot mural outside of Rogers Place arena as a means of paying homage to the people who contribute to Edmonton's culture. This exhibit is a display of 12 of those selected images. The exhibition is open to the public until Nov. 24. All photographs then will be donated to Boyle Street Community Services.
"Pillars of the Community" shows the faces of Edmonton’s inner city. (Photo: Edmonton Arts Council)