Aboriginal Art Along South LRT
A total of 30 pieces of art (two copies of each original design) are being installed on monuments adjacent to the South LRT line at intersections on 111 Street between 57 Avenue and 29A Avenue/Saddleback Road. The art panels are colourful and engaging, and reflect the vibrant First Nations heritage in the area.
The Edmonton Arts Council worked with communities along the South LRT line and commissioned 15 pieces of original art from three young Aboriginal artists who have strong connections to Edmonton.
Aaron Paquette, one of Canada’s leading First Nations artists, contributed six designs to the project. Jason Carter, an exciting and accomplished contemporary Aboriginal visual artist, provided five designs. Bluebird Chloe Mustooch, currently attending Emily Carr University, produced four pieces.
The panels are a special project, not part of the City’s Percent for Art program. The City contributed $40,000 and the Edmonton Arts Council contributed $10,000 to the creation and installation of these original works of art.
A Walk Through the Universe
A giant aerosol mural can be found on the north wall of the LRT portal at 95 Street and 105 Avenue. "A Walk Through the Universe" was created live during The Works Visual Arts Festival, June 21 - July 3 by local graffiti artists Clayton Lowe, Matthew Brunning, Shannon Kelly, Shane Burni, Mike Debruin, Chris Fenske, Dustin Poole and Trevor Peters.
The mural is 160 feet long and eight feet high. The team used over 400 12 oz. cans of aerosol paint to create the images of space, time, and life in the universe. It was the first public graffiti art mural project in Edmonton. The original living mural included an additional 140 feet of opportunity for other graffiti artists in the community to add their images.
"A Walk Through the Universe" was produced under the Art & Design in Public Places Program in partnership with ETS, Transportation & Streets Department and The Works Visual Arts Festival.