Thursday, January 14, 2016
Oakville residents will have an exciting opportunity to pay tribute to Canada’s upcoming 150th anniversary when the Canada 150 Mosaic Mural Project comes to town in February 2016.
The Canada 150 Mosaic Mural Project will bring together 150 communities and thousands of participants to create community murals that visually reflect the history and culture of Canada. Oakville’s unique mural will be composed of 750 tiles, each measuring four inches square that will be painted by residents during registered workshops at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC) on February 13 and 14, as well as various drop-in workshops on Family Day, February 15.
“Oakville is proud to be chosen to participate in this national initiative,” Mayor Rob Burton said. “It’s a great opportunity for our community’s cultural history to be celebrated as part of the mosaic mural commemorating Canada.”
Participants will be asked to paint an individual tile representing their community from their own creative perspective, but you don’t have to be an artist to take part. Each tile painting will become a piece of a much bigger story when all 150 community murals are virtually connected to form one gigantic railway-themed mural mosaic connecting the country from coast to coast.
The official public unveiling of Oakville’s community mural will take place at QEPCCC on Tuesday, February 16 at 10 a.m. It will be on exhibit from March 5 to April, 2016 in the main gallery.
The Canada 150 Mosaic Mural Project is led by internationally recognized artist Lewis Lavoie and his Mural Mosaic Team based out of Alberta. To follow the mural’s progress across Canada, visit the Canada 150 Mosaic website.
For more information about Oakville’s mural or to register for a painting workshop visit our Canada 150 celebrations in Oakville page.