Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Vandals Damage Public Art - Nanaimo

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'Spindle Whorl' vandalized, spindle now missing

On Friday, July 10 at approximately 8:00 pm, a downtown First Nations public art piece known as the “Spindle Whorl” was damaged by vandalism.  During the incident, an important piece of the artwork - a carved spindle - was forcefully removed resulting in significant damage to the overall project.

Members of the community who have information regarding this act of vandalism, or who have information on the location of the missing spindle, are asked to contact the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345.

"It was extremely disappointing to learn that someone had vandalized the Spindle Whorl.  Even more disappointing is the disappearance of the Spindle making repairs extremely difficult.  Anyone with information is strongly encouraged to contact the Nanaimo RCMP."  -  Chris Barfoot Culture and Heritage Coordinator City of Nanaimo


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