SaskScapes - Episode 83 - Yorkton: the Canada150 mural mosaic
In 2017, Canadians across the country have been planning how their communities would celebrate 150 years of Confederation. Among those hundreds of events and projects came an idea initiated by Alberta artist Louis Lavoie. A dream to connect our country by creating the mural mosaics project. 150 communities, participated throughout the year, in creating their own murals made from hundreds of individually painted tiles.
Yorkton, Saskatchewan. was one of the participating communities and clearly that city couldn’t have been more proud of the result. In this episode Kevin Power is joined by 6 guests, via telephone, who contributed to the creation of the Yorkton mosaic. In the end, Yorkton’s mural consisted of over 600 individually painted tiles. The links to the mural mosaic project can be found here, as well as links to the city of Yorkton and the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery
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