September 19, 2013 – Halifax, NS – The Halifax Port Authority is pleased to introduce “The Emigrant,” the latest public art installation at the Halifax Seaport district. The beautiful bronze and marble monument depicts an emigrant leaving his home country to start a new life in Canada. The piece was designed, sculpted and generously donated by artist Armando Barbon, who was on hand for the official unveiling.
“With this sculpture, I wanted to say ‘Thank you’ to the country that has been my home for the past 48 years,” said Barbon. “Every day, I feel blessed to be here, and I hope with this sculpture I am able to express the sense of hope and opportunity many new Canadians feel.” The monument is a tribute to the millions who left their home countries, and the significant contributions they have made on the history and culture of our country.
The Halifax Seaport is a vibrant arts and cultural district found at the south end of the Halifax waterfront. Extending from Piers 19 to 23, this district has been redeveloped and is now a popular destination for locals and visitors alike.