1041 Aberdeen Avenue
These Murals were rendered in 2003 by a team of artists led by Mike Pagtakhan that included Mari Udarbe, Peter Chan, Easter Udarbe, Roxanne Magnaye, Richard Ramraj, Ricardo Damsel. In 2021 the walls were painted over due to deterioration of the surfaces (the west wall had actually been painted over earlier in 2014).
Original notes follow:===
Youth-Inspired. Anti-Graffiti. Culturally-friendly. Those are three key
phrases that describe this Point Douglas Masterpiece. In the fight to
prevent graffiti crime, City Councillor Mike Pagtakhan teamed up with a group of
youth Muralists, (Mari Udarbe, Peter Chan, Easter Udarbe, Roxanne Magnaye,
Richard Ramraj, Ricardo Damsel) to better the environment in the quiet
neighbourhood of Aberdeen. Through rain, cold wind, hot sunshine and even
language barriers, the team succesfully completed two unique Murals. The
first Mural pertains to the image of a Korean sunset; carefully directed by
Peter Chan, this was meant to cater to the owner's taste and cultural
background. It was a reminder of their homeland, their heritage, their
identity as they embark on a new life in a multi-cultural Canada. The
second mural is similar to a caricature in which all the Muralists'
individual talent and flavour is put into account in the end, creating a
colourful and vibrant picture desperately needed to lift up the spirit of
the residents, the owner, the youth, and most of all, the spirit of Point
Our thanks go out to Councillor Mike Pagtakhan and his Intern Mari Udarbe for providing the notes above.
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