BJ’s Heart

East Village New Vision

BJ’s Heart was created at the time of the closing of BJ’s Gym in the East Village here in Calgary. Owned and operated for 40 years by members of the Hart family and a vital part of the neighborhood, the gym was targeted as an ‘undesirable’ in terms of the ‘new vision’ proposed for the East Village. It simply had to go. In the end, BJ’s Heart was a tribute to the central role they played in a community rich in history if not veneer.

Thanks go out to Sharon Steven’s for a few more photos and Eric and Mia for their giant head/heart dialogue!

BJ’s Heart Guerrilla Hearts Installation

Sponsored By:

Alberta Foundation for the Arts
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