Empire Collision celebrated their 50th anniversary with this mural showing highlights from the last 50 years of Edmonton. The small business wanted to give back to Edmonton by showcasing a mural about the city. The mural unveiling served as a 50th anniversary commemoration event during which a 1964 mustang was donated to the Kid’s Cottage charity with a raffle.
The Giants of Edmonton Mural Program celebrated Hope Hunter and the Boyle Street Community Services with this mural commission. The Boyle Street charity works to see all people grow healthier through involvement in strong, accepting and respectful communities. Hope is a mural inspired and influenced by First Nations people in Edmonton, and promotes the cultural aspects of inclusion, diversity, and putting people first.
Jesse Campbell is a Métis visual artist and strength athlete. His ancestry comes from St. Boniface and Waterhen lake MB on his Moms side and from Scotland and England on his Dads. Jesse has been painting murals since 2010 and ditched a career in the sciences to work full-time in the arts in 2018.
“With the Butterfly Effect, we have these small reverberations that sort of magnify, and create a much bigger impact. And I think about that with species, and species loss. In this piece I want to sort of depict recollection, recollecting our place within the land, our past, and our tentative future. I do that by reintroducing these flowers and the native species that go with them.” – Jesse Campbell
335 College St.’s western-facing wall displays a portrait mural of Jonah Yano, a singer-songwriter from Toronto. Capturing Yano’s likeness excellently, mural artist Emmanuel Jarus painted Yano looking to the sky, sitting on a rooftop that overlooks an urban area, filled with trees.
Artist’s Statement: “I created this project for Sentier Cultural in Gatineau, QC. The mural focused on paying tribute to the significance of women in the textile industry and the working class neighborhood that still exists in that sector of old Hull today.”
Artist’s statement: “This mural design entitled ‘The River Keepers’ is meant to symbolize the proximity of Ontario and Quebec as these two provinces are connected by way of the Ottawa river. The local community is very much an amalgamation of residents from these provinces and this mural is meant to commemorate that connection.