Mu­ral Con­fer­ence com­ing to Botwood in 2018

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The 11th Global Mu­ral Con­fer­ence will take place in Botwood Sept. 13-15, 2018.

“We started work on this when we were given the award to host at con­fer­ence 2016 in Fair­port, New York,” Botwood Mu­ral Arts So­ci­ety Pres­i­dent Mike Shain­line said. “We made a bid against Sin­ga­pore and we won. It means a lot to New­found­land artists and it means a lot to global artists be­cause they’ll get to taste a bit of our cul­ture.”

They have re­cently put up high­way signs ac­knowl­edg­ing the fact they are host­ing the 2018 con­fer­ence, and a poster is un­der­way.

“One of the rea­sons we are get­ting a poster done at this time is there is a del­e­ga­tion from the Global Mu­ral Con­fer­ence go­ing to China in Oc­to­ber,” Shain­line said. They want to take a cou­ple of our posters with them and they will be en­cour­ag­ing the peo­ple from that area to bid on the 2020 con­fer­ence. To do that they got to come to Botwood. They have to make their pre­sen­ta­tion dur­ing the forth­com­ing global con­fer­ence in Botwood next year.”

Shain­line is in com­mu­ni­ca­tion with an artist from Ar­gentina who is in­ter­ested in at­tend­ing, and he ex­pects an artist from Ger­many as well.

“Those are just a few that I know of from dif­fer­ent parts of the world that we would ex­pect to see here,” Shain­line said. “Keep your eyes open in the Ad­ver­tiser for ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion on the global con­fer­ence as that plan comes to­gether.”

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