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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27 Marlene Street   

   This Mural, entitled 'Life on Marlene Street` was rendered in 2001 by Teen Stop Jeunesse. In 2013 the wall was repainted with a new Mural. Original notes follow:

Jane Brenner (Marlene Street Kid's Program): "Teen Stop Jeunesse is a drop-in center for kids in Saint Vital; it's the only one in this whole area. We've been working with them for four or five years in partnership. They have an art class at Teen Stop Jeunesse, and they offered to come here to paint a Mural. They didn't ask for funding or supplies from us or anything; they had their own funding through the Lighthouses Program."

Rachelle Moffatt (Teen Stop Jeunesse): "I've had an art club running for quite some time with Tanis Dick (who is a professional artist that comes in once a week). We had a group of 20 kids between the ages eight and 16 come out to paint the Mural. It took about three weeks. The kids chose the design and they worked on the characters. They had a design laid out on a big piece of paper which they took out to the wall."

I mentioned the oddity to Rachelle about how the sun is split in half. "That was just a quirk that one of the girls thought would look cool! That was just a spur of the moment thing. The kids had a good time and really liked it. It was fairly hot, so we tried to do it in the morning as much as possible and we only stayed for two hours or so at a time each day. They'd paint, then have snacks, and then paint some more. The idea of the mural was to represent living at Marlene- that's why there's skateboarders and families. We wanted it to be a happy scene."

About Teen Stop Jeunesse. Rachelle: "We have a large number of kids between eight and 18 that come here and they can experience a large number of activities, computers, pool tables, an art course, supper everyday; everything is free. Some of the kids live in low cost, subsidized housing, and good nutrition is an issue, so we try to provide at least one nutritious meal per day. The kids get to go to camp in the summer, and we have other outings, swimming we have an adult education program that runs during the day, and we are a Winnipeg Harvest Depot."