Boissevain-Morton Arts Council is collaborating with Synonym Art Consultation to create a new mural on the west side of Hazlewood Drugs the week of June 9-16.

“We are collaborating with Synonym will create a unique opportunity to bridge the urban and rural divide and to spark imagination and inspiration that will have a ripple effect across our community. They do a lot of projects in downtown Winnipeg and were looking to get out into rural Manitoba” said Arts Council Chair Lisa Heide

This mural will be different from our existing murals: instead of creating art out of historical facts we are going to focus on the future with something new and vibrant, and something to celebrate the energy of those currently living in our town. Synonym is known for inclusivity and diversity; and after visiting Boissevain, they have grown to appreciate our town and are excited to bring one of their projects to us.

“What goes onto the wall of the pharmacy is up to the owner and Meagan will work with Synonym on the theme and design.”

Synonym Art Consultation and Artists ‘The Traveling Sign Painters’ will start the painting on June 9 and will complete it by Saturday, June 15. We will be hosting an event that day which will include an art scavenger hunt for the children, a signing ceremony, food trucks, an artisan market and a concert by internationally known folk trio Red Moon Road.

Synonym and Red Moon Road will also be running an art and writers workshop with the high school art class at the school on Friday. Our goal is to inspire the younger generation to see arts and creativity as necessary tools for life no matter what career you end up in.

Heide says her group is excited about renewing the mural program and are always looking for more volunteers to help. They look forward to working with other business owners in the future to create new works of art.

Cost of the new mural will be $15,000 and Heide says the Boissevain-Morton Arts Council already has those funds in place.

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