July 1 2017 will mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation and we are celebrating by getting the entire community involved in an art project!
The Town of Innisfil has joined the Canada 150 Mural Mosaic project initiated by artist Lewis Lavoie. The project goal is to represent Canada’s cultural mosaic by creating a mural including all provinces and territories, over 80,000 paintings and 150 individual murals that when united will form one gigantic mural mosaic. If ever connected, this mammoth community art would be over 365 meters wide (4 football fields) x 2.5 meters high (8 feet). Each province and territory will have only a select numbers of communities participating and Innisfil is pleased to be a part of the project! In 2017 we will host painting workshops so that everyone can be involved in creating this great piece of community art.
The overall theme of the 150 murals being completed across the nation is a Canada 150 train. Each mural will have a basic track and wheels design with each community designing their own panel to represent its uniqueness.
In August and September professional and amateur artists of Innisfil were invited to submit a design proposal. We have received some wonderfully creative submissions.
Now a jury of community members have the difficult task of choosing a successful design to send to the Mural Mosaic Project. Artists from the project will manipulate the design to fit within the broader 150 Train theme but will maintain the integrity of the design concept.
Look for updates at the end of October about the design of Innisfil’s Canada 150 mural.
In May 2017
Hundreds of community members will work together to bring the successful vision to life by painting individual mosaic tiles. The completed art work will be displayed in a variety of locations across the community; celebrating our place in Canada, our past and our future.
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