Rhapsody is located in Rhapsody Plaza at the north end of Water Street.

The Work

Monumental fibreglass dolphins play in a large fountain.

The Project

This sculpture and plaza were a joint project between the developer of the Grand Okanagan Hotel and the City of Kelowna.

The Artist

Robert Dow Reid was born in Scotland and has always drawn inspiration from the sea and aquatic life. His grandfather was a sea captain, and the artist travelled the seas on whaling vessels in the 1940’s and 1950’s. He met his wife, Isobel in 1956, and they immigrated to Canada in 1958. The artist and his family have lived in Kelowna since 1964.

Reid has created other large-scale sculptural installations in Vancouver, Surrey, Regina and Kasugai, Japan. Reid also works on a much smaller scale in rare and luxurious materials such as antique ivory, teak and honey onyx. His creations are in collections worldwide, including that of Queen Elizabeth II. The other work by Dow Reid in the City’s Public Art Collection is Spirit of Sail.