Sport-inspired mural created
Following a mass invitation by the various cultural centres of the greater Sherbrooke area, and through the artists’ repertoire of the City of Sherbrooke; more than twenty Sherbrooke-based artists will add their flair to the National Mural Mosaic. This project is the collaborative brainchild of Destination Sherbrooke, the Sherbrooke 2013 Canada Summer Games and Mural Mosaic. Produced by the M.U.R.I.R.S. organiza- tion, this mural project is a unique opportunity bringing together representation from the artistic community spanning the nation.
These artists, handpicked for this project, were required to follow specific technical rules, such as the sports theme, and to respect the predetermined background colours. Aside from these restrictions, the artists had ample freedom to develop their creations using their own techniques and style.
Over thirty artists in total responded, roughly twenty from the Sherbrooke area.
Our proud ambassadors are: Jean-Pierre Arcand, Arseno, Luc Beaudoin, Ann Bilodeau, Annie Bilodeau, Véronique Boislard, Alicia Burton, Manon Carrier, Yvan Dagenais, Anik Dubaere, Dominique Dubreuil, Pierre Jeanson, Geneviève Gendron, Raymond Laperrière, Céline Maheu, Martine Ménard, Ultra Nan, Ruben Ramonda, Isabelle Renaud, Geneviève Reesör, Odile Richer, Paul Tear, Chantal Touchette, Sandra Tremblay, Gabriella Sanchez, and Valérie Whissel.
‘This unique experience is a catalyst - the act of participating in such an ambitious project saw surprising interest and enthusiasm from across the country. The artists who submitted their candidatures highlighted the importance of such a project,’ explained Serge Malenfant, M.U.R.I.R.S. founder.
Local artists created this mural mosaic for the Sherbrooke Canada Games.