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What a whirlwind of activity
Yorkton's Canada 150 Mural Mosaic Project
600 people of all pages painted tiles in just over 2 days
 
Unveiling the mural Sunday, December 17 at 6:30pm

Gallagher Centre lobby

 
As one of the dozens of communities across Canada participating in the Canada 150 Mosaic projectthe City of Yorkton and Godfrey Dean Art Gallery were proud to host painting sessions and inviting everyone to participate. The finished mural is being displayed indoors in the lobby of the Gallagher Centre, where it is sure to be seen by thousands of people every year.
In just over two days in September, hundreds of school children and family members came to the Godfrey Dean Cultural Centre for one-hour workshops to create 600 tiles. At the peak time, there were over 70 people in the same session!
Schools included Dr. Brass, Dreambuilders, St. Michael's, Columbia, Yorkdale and St. Alphonsus plus community groups like Boys and Girls Club, SaskAbilities and the Cadets.
This mosaic portrayal of Yorkton consists of individual tiles painted with designs that visually depict what living in Yorkton means to each of us as individuals. The tiles form mural that's 8 feet tall and 14 feet wide that links us to the rest of Canada.

 

Here is some more information about the cross-Canada project:
 
 

Galleries closed this week ...
 
 
Kelly Patterson: Surface and Seduction
is now finished
 
The galleries are closed this week while we install the new exhibitions
 
 
 
 
 
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