Artist brightens up park building

ONE OF the plain white walls of the washroom building at George Little Park will soon be a lot brighter.

ONE OF the plain white walls of the washroom building at George Little Park will soon be a lot brighter.

Matthew Daratha will paint his design on the wall after winning a contest put on by the  city’s youth advisory committee, which decided to act on the suggestion of one of its members to beautify the community, by having a mural painted on the building.

Daratha, a Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art graduate, will use acrylic paint to do his design.

“I just start painting and see where it goes,” he says about how he came up with his designs.

Youth advisory committee members passed the idea to go ahead with the project if they received support from the city, says Kim MacDougall, city liaison with the youth advisory committee.

A letter of support was received by the committee after it made a presentation to city council saying that murals are an effective means of reducing vandalism, promoting arts and engaging youth in the community, she says.

Grant money was secured to pay for the paint, she adds. Rain or shine – he can up up a tarp to protect his painting from rain – Daratha’s design will soon be up on the side of the building facing the park.

 

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