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2017-06-19 - Sessions Open to the Public to Create Canada 150 Mural Mosaic

The City of Charlottetown has partnered with Mural Mosaic and invites the public to participate in the creation of a legacy project for Canada 150, unveiled on Canada Day.

Mural Mosaic began in 2003 and was founded by the trio of Lewis Lavoie, Paul Lavoie and Phil Alain. Lead by renowned artist Lewis Lavoie, the trio is based out of St. Albert, AB and have been orchestrating collaborative murals around North America involving artists and non-artists alike from all over the world. To celebrate Canada's 150th, the Mural Mosaic team is launching a bold undertaking. Over a two-year span, the trio is making over 80,000 paintings and 150 individual murals across Canada to act as a visual time capsule to inspire future generations.

The Charlottetown Mural Mosaic will be created from hundreds of individually painted tiles, which will be assembled to create a unified mosaic that represents the community.  The City is inviting islanders and visitors to participate in free one-hour tile painting sessions to incorporate their design and creativity into the project. The one-hour sessions will be held in the Upton Room at the West Royalty Community Centre (1 Kirkdale Road) with morning, afternoon and evening sessions taking place June 27 to 29. Pre-registration is required and each session has a capacity of 30 individuals. All the required supplies for painting the tiles will be provided and there is no cost to participate. Participants are encouraged to wear appropriate attire for painting. To register as an individual, family or group contact Charlotte Nicholson at cnicholson@charlottetown.ca or call 902-629-4138.

The tiles will then be assembled into a large mosaic and the full mural will be unveiled on Canada Day in Victoria Park. The Canada 150 Mural Mosaic will permanently reside in Charlottetown, where it was created, as a reminder of the 150th anniversary and the pride of the community and the nation.

For more information on Mural Mosaic, visit: http://canada150mosaic.com/.


Media contact:

Alicia Packwood
Communications Assistant
City of Charlottetown

Read more: PSA-MuralMosaic_f.pdf

Thursday, Apr 26, 2018
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