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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160 Southglen Boulevard   

   These two Murals were rendered by Mandy van Leeuwen and Jennifer Johnson for H.S. Paul School in 2002 with sponsorship by Take Pride Winnipeg. The panels were removed in 2012.

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In 2002, H. S. Paul School contacted Take Pride Winnipeg about having murals painted on their portable classrooms. The vice principals wife worked as a guidance counselor at another school, cole Riverbend, and had admired the work that Mandy van Leeuwen and Jennifer Johnson had done there the previous year (see 123 Red River Boulevard West) and requested them for this project.

For the artists, it felt like a natural extension of their previous project, but this time with older students (Junior High Students, 13 to 15 year olds). Jennifer: The technique here is a little more progressed because the kids were older. We tried to teach them depth and perspective as well.

Mandy: We went into more techniques with painting with reflection, blending, hiding imagery, dot art, handprints in the grass, the school pledge on the banner. We came together with the school on ideas on content and what the overall look would be.

Jennifer: You see the lines that go off into the fields-it's a lot lighter in the background because that's where the sun is an it's a lot darker in the foreground because the sun is coming from behind. We wanted to teach them a little bit about water and how something would have a silhouette in the water. And then we had the content- the portables are right there in the picture. The school logo was something that they felt was important to have included. The Panther (the embedded imagery inside the Sun) is their school mascot.

Although the artists worked in a leadership role, they dont consider themselves as fulfilling a teachers role as such. Mandy: We encouraged. We worked as a team and taught each other. We worked together to bring the best out of it. You do need to guide them so show them how to do things; it could be from how to paint shadows, and colours, and light and blending but more to bring it out of them. Its special for them to go back a couple of years later to a wall theyve done.

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