'Kids in the Kommunity'. This was the site of West End BIZ's Mural Mentorship program of 2004; its 3rd successful year. The Mural features a multicultural theme with young people from virtually every ethnicity being depicted in various activities ranging from dance, sports and play.
Location: NE corner Agnes & Ellice; East and South Face
This was the third belonging to the Mural Mentorship Program of the West End. This is the 'Kids in the
Kommunity' Mural, done in 2004 by Karina Cardona-Claros. The Mural was
completed alongside students from John M. King School as a huge
collaborative effort. If you look closely you can see that younger children
are represented along the left side of the Mural and age progressively to
the right side. The Mural was painted by kindergarten to grade 8 students.
To choose the pictures, Karina Cardona-Claros worked with the children in
the school for 6 weeks designing pictures. After the 6 weeks the children
voted for their favorite pictures, which were depicted on the Mural. The
most popular picture was the baby with the big head (photo 2).
Some of the scenes on the Mural represent the diversity the West End has as
well activities some of the children partake in.