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March 1, 2001 Lanterns lit for capital campaign




Rector Lowy looks at lantern installation.

Photo by Christian Fleury

In the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall lobby, Rector Frederick Lowy looks up at one of two large installations that were unveiled at ceremonies on each campus on February 20. They acknowledge the generosity of more than 300 donors to the recent capital campaign who gave from $5,000 to over $1 million. (See list.)

The identical illuminated sculptures are in the atrium of the J.W. McConnell library complex, above the stairs to the tunnel, and in the lobby of the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, on the Loyola Campus.

The designers were on hand to describe their concept. Howard Davies and Jennifer de Freitas are part-time teachers in the Design Art Department of Concordia’s Faculty of Fine Arts, and run their own design companies, Atelier Big City and Associés libre respectively.

Other speakers at the ceremony were Lillian Vineberg, chair of the Board of Governors; John Parisella, vice-chair of the Board of Governors and head of the special gifts division of the campaign; and Rector Frederick Lowy.