Empowered Energy

Artist: Désiré Betty [D.BETTY]

Arts and Main [Milton Leisure Centre], Milton, Ontario

My digital artwork piece entitled “Empowered Energy” was created specifically for the Exclusively Inclusive Art Project, commissioned and organized by ArtsMilton.

“Empowered Energy” is meant to convey the power of authenticity; an awareness of self.

*Digital artwork was reproduced as a vinyl wrap for this particular traffic signal box.

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WATERMARKED – AS PART OF ARTWORXTO

Artist: Marie-Judith Jean-Louis AKA MJ, Désiré Betty, Sarah Alinia Ziazi, Andrea Rodriguez AKA Andreacataro, Ghazaleh Rastgar, Karen Roberts, Jennifer Messon, Frannie Potts, Natalie Very B, Chrissy Kuiack, Kseniya Tsoy, Ross Iaydjiev AKA FLIPS, Rob Matejka, Menelik Powell, Hemangi Shroff, Sophie Lau.

Port Union Village Common Park: 105 Bridgend Street, Toronto, ON M9C 2Y2

As part of ArtworxTO, WATERMARKED is an experimental mural project that allowed artists and community members of all ages and abilities to experiment with rain-activated paint while co-creating a temporary public artwork at the Port Union Village Common Park in Scarborough.

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Under the Crofton Sea

Artist: Kris Friesen

1534 Joan Ave Crofton, BC V0R 1R0

This whimsical little ocean themed painting for the Osborne Bay Pub was the first mural in Crofton, BC. The mural is composed of a wave washing over an underwater ocean scene where a giant Pacific octopus is playing a red piano, as musical notes curve out of piano into the sky.

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Along the River During the Qingming Festival

Artist: Kris Friesen

10673 97th St NW Edmonton, AB T5H 2L7

This is a contemporary mural interpretation of the scroll masterpiece Along the River During the Qingming Festival 清明上河圖. Located in Edmonton’s Chinatown, the mural was commissioned by the McCauley Revitalization.
Zhang Zeduan painted the original scroll ,also named Qingming Shanghe Tu, 900 years ago. Created during the prosperous Song Dynasty the original scroll shows daily life in the capital city Bianjing (now Kaifeng), one of the most urban areas in the world at the time.

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Starlight

Artist: Désiré Betty

King Street West & Peter Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) “3rd Annual Festival Street” Live Mural Painting “Starlight” in response to the theme “Toronto is the Star”, as part of #StARTatTIFF “Art Walk” Activation, commissioned by Surface Art, StreetARToronto, TIFF, Toronto

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In Contemplation

Artist: Désiré Betty

Woodbine Park, Queen Street East, Toronto, ON, Canada

Performer – Live Painting of Mural “In Contemplation”, as part of September 2022 Toronto International Busker Fest for Epilepsy, Woodbine Park, Toronto.

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