Depicting Moncton’s history in vibrant colours, the mural conceptualized and completed by staff and students of McKenzie College, measures an impressive 7 meters in length by 2.4 meters in height and has been a collaborative effort between McKenzie College, Downtown Moncton Centre-ville Inc. and the City of Moncton.
Overseen by Shannon Kirk of McKenzie College, the mural was completed in house at the college and installed in Oak Lane by DMCI as part of its efforts to reinvigorate Oak Lane and repurpose the centrally located urban space into one that is attractive and comfortable for the downtown working population, residents and visitors. Depicting Moncton’s economic history from shipbuilding to today’s information based economy, the mural captures the heart and ignites a sense of pride in our heritage.
As part of its mandate to partner with local stakeholders towards the creation of public art for the downtown, DMCI is thrilled to have worked with L’Art ici SVP on what could be the first of many art projects for the downtown. The street art project was commissioned by DMCI for the transformation of a dozen old and battered garbage bins into funky, colorful and fun art projects. The project was managed by partners Lisa Griffin and Matt Williston of L’Art ici SVP as part of their broad mandate to bring art to the streets and engage the local artistic community. L’Art ici SVP commissioned six artists to paint 12 garbage bins; each artist having painted a matching pair (wet & dry). Designs range anywhere from cute garbage-eating creatures to glow in the dark galaxy bins and have been put on display in and around Oak Lane for the summer.
(courtesy of Meet Moncton/Voici Moncton)