Saskatoon

Rescued murals now at U of S

They were rescued from a meat packing plant that had a date with the wrecking ball, and now art lovers in Saskatoon are getting a chance to look at the famous local paintings.

Saskatoon's Perehudoff paintings on display

Murals that William Perehudoff painted at the now-demolished Intercontinental Packers building are on display at the University of Saskatchewan. (CBC)

They were rescued from a meat packing plant that had a date with the wrecking ball, and now art lovers in Saskatoon are getting a chance to look at the famous local paintings.

Murals that William Perehudoff painted at the now demolished Intercontinental Packers building are on display at the University of Saskatchewan. Art historians painstakingly removed the murals before the building was torn down.

"I think it was an important piece of history, in many respects," said Kent Archer, director of the University Art Collection. "I think it's a testament to Fred Mendel and his gracious efforts to nurture artists."

Eventually the murals will be moved permanently to the new Art Gallery of Saskatchewan. They'll be on display at the College Art Gallery until August 31st.