Monday, August 15, 2011
I took this pic yesterday a.m. so you have missed Britney Spears at the Air Canada Centre (ACC) last night. The ACC is most well-known here for being the arena where our beloved (but perennial losing) Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team plays - it is nearly impossible to get tickets for a game. This sculpture, titled "Search Light, Star Light, Spot Light" by Canadian artist John McEwen was installed outside the centre in 1999 and each of the 3 huge beacons has 1,000 stars cut out of its Corten steel surface so that at night when lit from inside they glow just as the stars who play and perform inside the centre do. But it is also a very crowded place at night - not the best for a pic!