Each year, we lose some good outdoor art in Winnipeg. For the year indicated, here's a last look at, a last goodbye to some of the artwork that has disappeared that year.


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1075 Autumnwood Drive   

This terrific wall was rendered by René Lanthier for the children's daycare here, with assistance from Christel Lanthier. Sponsorship was provided by the City of Winnipeg and by Take Pride Winnipeg!.
The wall was painted over in 2009 when the building was converted to a medical clinic.

Original notes follow:

  
René Lanthier: "This is a French child education resource center; it's a library and resource Centre for teachers and educators, and is also accessible to the general public. There are games, books, magazines and videos all in French as well as all kinds of learning toys and tools for the education of children in French. In the Mural, I wanted to reflect some French rhymes. Basically the illustration is a whole mixture of depictions of the parts of different rhymes. Also there are some characters taken from at least one of the learning tools there, which is from a book series called Paul et Suzanne, illustrated by Denis Savoie . These are fun little rhymes that mention fun little things that work in the rhyme; and these images come up in the Mural. I was illustrating what the rhymes were saying, basically."

"Kids were going to the center would notice and recognize things on the wall as things they were learning. The kids would stop and laugh; and the adults would stand back and really enjoy all the nuances that were going on and have fun with it!"

"I'm really happy with the way this Mural has held up over the years. I used exterior latex acrylic paint by Glidden, and I'm really happy with the way the colours have held up. I also think the graffiti coat has helped."