Mural Routes is committed to being a driving force for initiatives that aim to help share, teach and learn so that the field of public wall art can be constantly evolving. Hosted by the Town of Essex and Windsor, ON, Mural Routes’ 15th National Mural Symposium was held Oct 12-14, 2012. This weekend, along with going down in history as the official formation of the “Fellowship of the Brush”, was a professional development opportunity for mural artists, arts administrators, arts educators, public art consultants and creative developers of community space.
Keynote speaker Meg Saligman is an internationally acclaimed mural and community artist. She has created some of the world’s most recognized murals, including Philadelphia’s landmark Common Threads, Philadelphia Muses and Once in a Millennium Moon, the largest publicly funded U.S. mural project in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Other topics and presentations included:
Municipal Affairs & Public Private Partnerships (City of Brampton), Public Private Partnerships (Michael Cavanaugh and the Toronto Bell Box Murals, Mural Tours of both Essex and Windsor, Using Acryloid B72 for Mural Restoration, Occupa
tional Health & Safety (Town of Essex), Practical information about contracts (Karin Eaton), Visual-Tactile Murals (Carol Knowlton-Dority), Debunking the Fear of Fundraising (Arts Etobicoke), Project Management – roundtable and a great time of networking and friendship.
Don’t miss out on the next one!
Keynote speaker Meg Saligman www.megsaligman.com
“What a great weekend, sharing… laughing… learning, in such good company!!”
“The Mural Symposium has left a lasting impression on me! It was fantastic, very well organized, and so inspiring! Thank you for all your effort to make it a success.”