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.
18 Kent Street (1)
This rendering for Kent Restaurant was painted by Regan Philpott and the Osborne Village Mural Art Group (art direction by David Hosanna) in 2003. Sponsorship was by Take Pride Winnipeg. City of Winnipeg, Benjamin Moore Paints and Lemmer Spray Systems. In the fall of 2012 new occupants to the building undertook major exterior renovations to the building and the Mural was lost.
Original notes follow:
Regan Philpott: "We did a nature scene here. The only smooth part of the wall was
actually the backside; the rest was corrugated brick. The geese are nice and clear because
they're on a relatively flat part of the wall. The client wanted something to reflect
Manitoba: the Crocus and the Canada Geese."
"I don't like working through subcontracting because I was not allowed to talk to the
client. I told (the person I was contracting through) 'if we do this, the wall has to be
sandblasted' but I just didn't receive enough money from him that would allow me to do
anything to prep the wall properly. It's all coming off at the back now! In the past, every
time the building got tagged they would just paint over it without priming the area first. I
have talked to the new owner about a Mural inside the restaurant; and at that time I will
strip and prep that part of the outdoor wall where it's peeling and replace it with some other
design pertaining more to the restaurant."