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North American Sundial Society

Kelowna  

Sundial: 960
State/Province:  British Columbia Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Shadow Plane Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 49° 51.724' N  119° 28.745' W
Location:
  • At Okanagan College, Kelowna Campus, near the entrance to The Learning Centre (the library) on the south side of the building. If visiting by car when the college is in session, you'll need to use a parking meter. Enter the campus at Campus East Road, off K.L.O Road.
 
Description:
  • It is a large sculpture that acts as a shadow plane dial delineated at hourly intervals. The dial is about 3m high. It is made of mild steel with a concrete base, very precisely cut and installed. It shows local solar time, delineated at hourly intervals. Each shadow plane projects onto a small vane that has notches cut out, the number of notches indicating the hour. This dial is one of the earlier artworks by Alan Storey, a successful Canadian sculptor specializing in large-scale public art. The setting is a pleasant tree-lined courtyard at the center of the campus. in the years since the courtyard was laid out and the dial installed, the trees have grown large and cast shade on the dial. The best time to view the dial in sun is probably mid-morning, or in the winter when deciduous trees have lost their leaves.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Okanagan College
  • "This Sundial Honours the Distinguished Contribution of Marvin Kirton to Okanagan College. Member of the College Board 1973 to 1978. Chairman 1975 to 1978." "The Sundial was Designed and Executed by Alan John Storey, Student in Fine Arts, October 1980"
  • Designer: Alan John Storey
  • Builder: Alan John Storey
  • Construction Date: October 1980
 

Last Revised: 2019-07-08 17:16
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