Art lovers and public space enthusiasts are petitioning to have a sculpture collection moved from the grounds of Muzik nightclub in the city’s west end.
Twenty sculptures by artist E.B. Cox from the 1970s were meant to be displayed to the public on the public Exhibition Place grounds, where they were until recently.
But now a patio expansion by Musik nightclub, which leases land from the city, has put the sculptures behind fences and out of sight.
“My father E.B. Cox would be turning over in his grave if he knew what has happened to his Greek Gods collection,” wrote Kathy Sutton on Facebook.
Sutton, the late artist’s daughter, has been campaigning to have the sculptures moved from the nightclub area.
She wrote to the CNE CEO in May, according to printed reports, concerned the construction of the patio would damage the statues and that once the patio was complete only paying nightclub goers would see the art.
A petition to city council asks the art be moved.
One-hundred and twenty people have signed in support.
A Facebook group has also sprung up in an effort to have the sculptures relocated.
Click here to see the petition.