Nothing has been confirmed yet, but we are determined to exhibit this mural at Manitoba's number one place for hockey, the MTS Centre.
—Josh Ruth, managing director of Art City
"I make hockey art, that's my thing" said Liz Pead. "So when I heard
about Art City, and with the Jets having come back, I knew exactly what I
wanted to do with the kids."
Winnipeg's Art City offers high quality art programs, with professional artists, to people of all
ages. This week Toronto based artist Liz Pead worked as the resident artist -- and the result is this beautiful collage composed of recycled hockey equipment.
What would normally takes weeks for Liz to accomplish has been done in a matter of days, in collaboration with Art City participants.
"As an artist, I looked for a truly Canadian material to make landscape
paintings. Recycling hockey gear into art gets people talking about
landscape and our environment with a bit of humour" said Liz Pead. "Art City reflects
well Winnipeg's passion for their art and their hockey team, and working
with Art City and the community of West Broadway has been a delight!" she added.
"Winnipeg Prairie Sky" will be completed today. Josh Ruth, managing director of Art City said the mural is not for sale but the organization is looking for a place to display the art. "Nothing has been confirmed yet, but we are determined to exhibit this
mural at Manitoba's number one place for hockey, the MTS Centre."
Art City may also be looking for other places to put the artwork on display. Do you know of a great public space in Winnipeg where this mural could be exhibited?Photo in text: Artist Liz Pead and Art City participants start the giant mural (Janessa Brunet)