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Local artists help to commemorate Canada's 150th

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July 07, 2016 - 3:07 PM

PENTICTON - The City of Penticton has been chosen to help create and host contributions to a bold undertaking to celebrate Canada’s 150 year anniversary - the Canada 150 Mosaic Tile Project.

The goal is to create a mural involving all provinces and territories, which will include over 80,000 paintings and 150 individual murals which represent both a cultural mosaic and a visual portrayal of history.

Each individual mural will represent a train car, which will join the other murals to form a 365 meter long virtual mosaic train- the train representing the foundation of the unification of Canada. Our mural will then remain in Penticton as an historical legacy to commemorate the anniversary.

Led and inspired by internationally recognized artist Lewis Lavoie and his Mural Mosaic, the City of Penticton Arts, Creative and Cultural Innovations Committee will collaborate with the community to create a mural depicting the our City through the eyes and creative spirit of local artists.

The Canada 150 Mosaic team will travel to Penticton to host two tile painting workshops where the community is invited to participate:

  • Saturday July 30 at the Downtown Community Market on Main Street.
  • Monday August 1 at the Downtown Penticton Association Family Fun Day (BC Day) in Gyro Park.

As well, the City has received 48 tiles in advance to be painted by local artists on first come, first serve basis. The tiles are available at the Shatford Centre, Okanagan School of the Arts, 760 Main Street.

Artists may paint a tile on-site at the Shatford Centre on July 11-15 between 10:00 am – 3:00 pm or take a tile home and return them to the Shatford Centre by July 27.

For more information call 250-770-7668 or email info@shatfordcentre.com. Find more information on the “Mural Project to Unite Canada for 2017” website. 

Funding support for this project is shared between the City of Penticton and local organizations including Penticton & District Arts Council, Okanagan School of the Arts and the Downtown Penticton Association.

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