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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1520 Jefferson Avenue   

This unsigned rendering was done by Lita Fontaine in 2005, with assistance by John Janzen. By 2012 it had deteriorated and was replaced with a new Mural.
Original notes follow:

Lita Fontaine: "This Mural was the first large scale size I did. It's at the back of an elementary school. I kept it very simplified- simple lines, simple palette. It's based on community and something that would represent a community. So I did a sort of urban landscape. I've worked as the artist-in-residence for the Seven Oaks School Division for about five years now (NB-interview was in summer 2006); so I'm like the art teacher/community resource person."

"The paint was donated from several paint stores here in Winnipeg. This was done in May. Initially I was just doing it myself as I was asked, but later the school asked me if I could involve some of the grades 6 to 8 kids. So some of the kids came out; and it IS a big wall. They were very helpful with the background coat, the blue, the first layer. But all the fill, details and the black lines I did myself. I think working on the wall was particularly helpful for the kids who don't necessarily excel in the conventional classroom setting. To me, doing a Mural is the best way to get outdoor education! And the kids would get focus, direction and inclusion, and we were all happy."

"It's cartoonish, it's simple, and really doesn't reflect at all my own personal style. The kids that were working with really enjoyed it, and they liked the colour palette I used."