This mural is part of a MB 150 project, created to celebrate the impact that rural communities have made on the province of Manitoba.
This project was spearheaded by Arts Mosaic Inc., a regional arts organization. Arts Mosaic provides arts programming for communities in the Town of Virden, and the RMs of Pipestone, Sifton and Wallace-Woodworth.
Erica and Mary Lowe were chosen to create the murals in the communities of Elkhorn, Oak Lake and Virden. This mother-daughter mural team are local, professional artists who excel at painting realism, historical imagery and creatively playing with the beauty of nature.
The mural has an educational component, and will serve to celebrate and explore the history of the Ox Cart Trail. Resources and images were gathered from the book Ox Cart Trail to Blacktop , and the mural is based on the belief that it is important for people to know as much as possible of their own history.
Support for this mural was provided by the Oak Lake and Area Foundation.
Artists: Erica and Mary Lowe
For More Information: http://www.artsmosaic.ca/mb-mural-mosaic
Where to Find This Mural
Location: Oak Lake Community School, 20 2nd Avenue E, Oak Lake MB, R0M 1P0 | Get Directions